May 03, 2015

Sunday Devotional With Mr. E: PRAISE

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.  Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.  For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.  For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.  Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary.
Psalm 96: 1- 6

When I first saw Christo's work, 
I thought it was.....interesting.
The grand scale was enough to cause awe/wonder,
 but I still wondered WHY? 

Have you ever taken something/someone for granted?  You get use to it/them.  They no longer seem special.....just "the norm".   A new restaurant, romance, recreation, first you talk about them to everyone you know(and some you might not know).  Then you mention it every once and awhile.  Soon people are having to ask you...."Hey, what was that restaurant you went on and on about?"  "How is your relationship going?"  "Are you still enjoying working out?"  

As I asked the question "WHY?" about Christo's work....I realized something.  I was noticing something I might have overlooked otherwise.  Somehow the art brought attention to what had been right in front of me all along.  Though I appreciate his made me appreciate "HIS" work even more!  Christo's art brings back the awe & wonder to what had been there all along.  

Too often I find myself use to the goodness of God.  I take for granted His gift of love & life.   I forget the blessing I have in His Word!   I want to point people to the Lord.  I want to put a spot light on His awesomeness.  I want to bring Him honor...and glory.  He is great and worthy to be praised!  May I never become so use to His creation...His grace...His presence in my life that I "forget" or "forgo" giving Him the praise!


Dear Lord,  Thank you for who You are,
for all you've done,
and for loving me so beautifully.
Lord may Your praise be on my lips.
May it be uncontainable.
May my eyes & my heart see how worthy you are to be praised....EACH & EVERY DAY!


  1. Can you keep my colleague Art Educator Heather Fountain in your prayers, as she battles Leukemia. She teaches at Kutztown University in PA. As a Leukemia survivor I am grateful for each day I am given.

    1. I will be praying...I have a cousin that goes there!

  2. Great comparison! Faith and art!

  3. He is truly an amazing Creator and Artist - the Original!

  4. Thank you for this message today. It's as if it was written especially for me. I find that often it seems that the sermons I hear at church do the same. It's awesome that you honor our Lord in this way! God bless you!