Lord of the universe, You are immense in power, beautiful in appearance, radiant in glory; You are Spirit. No one can fully understand Who You are. Your enemy, however, knows the extent of Your authority and dominance.
Nahum 1:6(AMP) Who can stand before His indignation? And who can stand up and endure the fierceness of His anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire,
and the rocks are broken asunder by Him.
For us Your love abounds! All creation is a reflection of Your love ~ the beauty of a cheetah running, the grace of a gazelle, the humorous monkeys, the long necked giraffe, mastery of the elephant, regal lion powerful and fierce.
Your flora are also delightful ~ they captivate me with their stunning shapes and brilliance of color; Your trees in fall are gorgeous in their range of reds and golds, some are huge in size as the redwoods, others are astonishing formations as in the rain forests. The variety of Your imagination in creation is a wonderment.
We shan't ignore the incredible birds among the trees of the world from dull little sparrow to the flamboyant parrot family. Yet, I am recalling a verse which says Your eye is on the sparrow, Lord. Your love is in each, but where is Your attention? Take heart, my friends, because it’s on the quiet little sparrow.
So ask, "Why did You make me, Lord?" I'm just that little brown sparrow, nothing big and brave, not a hero for the faith. But if your eye is on the sparrow, then perhaps it's on me too? Yes, it's a good message for us to remember: we do not have to do big attention-getting acts to please You, Lord. We can live quiet lives loving those around us, unselfishly putting others before ourselves, looking for those we can help, being obedient in using the gifts You put in us, and in trusting You. In living quiet lives of obedience reflecting Your great love, we can give You glory. Your part in this love arrangement is Your constant presence always here to support us in every endeavor.
Nahum 1:7(AMP) The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him
My God, You paused when creating mankind, because You knew that Lucifer would try to wreck Your plan of love. You wanted to share Your love with creatures who would love You in return, but this meant they would have the right to choose not to love You, and Your enemy would relish the opportunity use this to hurt You. Your Word warns us of his plan:
1 Peter 5:8(NIV) Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
But Jesus agreed to be the sacrifice that would redeem Your children from the evil one. So You created us. Yes, Adam was seduced to betray Your love, but Jesus came, and through His bloody sacrifice we have been redeemed; we were washed clean of our sinful nature and by accepting His gift and choosing Him as Lord of our life, we can now be reborn with the nature of God ~ Your nature Lord. Your love washes through us like a gale force wind~ we face it arms wide, and allow it to enter through us cleansing and refreshing.
God’s plan of love escorts us directly where He wants us to be. He provided His Word as a strengthener, a rebar in the cement of our faith. (Reference: Cast Up A Highway) Be encouraged!
1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.