Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Revelation 4:1-11

‘Holy, holy, holy,the Lord God the Almighty, who was and is and is to come.’ And whenever the living creatures give glory and honour and thanks to the one who is seated on the throne, who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall before the one who is seated on the throne and worship the one who lives for ever and ever; they cast their crowns before the throne, singing, ‘You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power,for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.’

These words are familiar to us as we sing Holy, Holy, Holy each week, but we might not realize that those words come from Revelation. John sees that this is the worship exerience in heaven where continually those around the throne of God sing praises of worship and adoration to Jesus. While we can get so wrapped up in our duties and work in this world, what a refreshing reminder that this adoration of God is what is happening in heaven! If we can just pause for a moment and participate in our hearts in the adoration of God as we begin each day, we will find that our days are less stressful and more fulfilling. Our attitudes will be more joyful and our very demeanor may just reflect the love of God to those around us.

Maybe that's what we do when we take time to read these devotions - to stop... to focus on the Risen Christ and His love in our lives and worship Him - if even for just a few moments.

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