“On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.” Psalm 145:5
This morning I am contemplating the effect this will have on our life. How this mindset, this focus, impacts our perspective and our days. Meditating on something takes choice on our part. It takes intentionality. Otherwise our mind will wander and thoughts will likely become scattered. This can open us up to greater influence from the world and people around us, basing our outlook on our perception and others’ opinion.
But focusing our eyes on the glorious splendor of the majesty of our God, meditating on His wondrous works, our outlook begins to shift. As we behold the glory of the Lord—whatever glimpse He opens our eyes to see—we are humbled in view of His splendor and holiness. As we dwell on the wondrous ways He has worked in the past, from the beginning of creation to the power and faithfulness shown in our lives, our faith is strengthened at the evidence of His might and sovereignty. Our heart is filled with confidence at this God that we serve and it maintains a holy, healthy fear at His majesty and greatness.
Choosing to set our eyes on this puts us in our right mindset. We are focused on truth. Truth of who God is, that He reigns, that He is infinitely holy and glorious. Truth of what He can do, that absolutely nothing is out of His hands. Truth of how small and weak we are in comparison. All of which increases our wonder at what He has done for us. We fall at His feet in repentance, seeing our darkness, and are awed that He not only forgives us but also welcomes us into His family, sealing us with His Spirit, granting us an inheritance in heaven, and promising to keep us.
So let us fix our eyes on the God of Heaven, dwelling on His wondrous works. May our hearts be filled with wonder, strength, and praise at His glory and power. “For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe…He is your praise. He is your God, who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen” (Deuteronomy 10:17, 21).