DAY 26 Keep the Praises Rising
Daniel 1

DAY 27 Let Our Praises Ring!

Holy holy holy

Isaiah 6:1

I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.

Revelation 4:2-3

there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne.

What an amazing God we serve! Our words can’t do justice to God’s greatness or come close to explaining the extent of his majesty. If only we could take the focus off of ourselves more often to gaze upon God’s beauty and meditate on his holiness, how different we would be. When you catch a glimpse of who God is, when you taste and see that he is good, it wrecks your appetite for anything else. And like David, we find ourselves praying with intense desire:

One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. (Psalm 27:4)

The Scriptures we read today (Isaiah 6 and Revelation 4) do just that; they reveal to us God, his character, and you can’t help but long to see him with your own eyes and be close to him forever! What a privilege to be one of the heavenly creatures or one of the 24 elders who day and night live in intimate proximity to the omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), omnipresent (everywhere-present at the same time) God. Those passages give us not only a glimpse of God in his throne room, but the appropriate response of those who gaze upon him and dwell in his presence: PRAISE.

Revelation 4:8b

Day and night they never stop saying:

“‘Holy, holy, holy

is the Lord God Almighty,’

who was, and is, and is to come.”

Even as you read this, the living creatures are saying those words. Will you join them for a moment? Why not take the next 30 seconds to close your eyes, picture God on his throne and declare these words to God?

 “‘Holy, holy, holy

is the Lord God Almighty,’

who was, and is, and is to come.”

Meditate on each line and let all your affection and desire be directed toward the One on the throne.  He is worthy of it all!

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