How about a Friday morning spiritual prescription for people needing a little extra boost in their spiritual walk: take two really good long looks at God’s creation as He puts His glory on display for you and then listen to the beautiful a cappella song below. It is guaranteed to improve your spiritual health.
I love looking up at the heavens as they speak to me about the glory of God. I love going outside early in the morning and walking and talking with God in His living room. It helps me pray when I can see His power, wisdom and glory in the creation. It helps increase my faith that God is alive and able to help me through the day. Stars, moon, cloud formations, sunrises, trees, flowers, birds – it’s so good to be outside on God’s turf. How do we explain everything around us? Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands”.
This song is a GREAT way to start your Friday with the Lord. This Sunday will be my last lesson from the Psalms as I preach Psalm 19. Read Psalm 19:1-14. Then listen to How Great Thou Art.
The heavens tell of the glory of God;
And their expanse declares the work of His hands.
Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
Their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out into all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
Which is like a groom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices like a strong person to run his course.
Its rising is from one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
The Law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much pure gold;
Sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, Your servant is warned by them;
In keeping them there is great reward.
Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.
Also keep Your servant back from presumptuous sins;
Let them not rule over me;
Then I will be innocent,
And I will be blameless of great wrongdoing.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.