We live in praise, giving glory to The Creator!!!
Faith defies our worldly logic and earthly understanding… When we choose to believe and have faith in what we do NOT see, God will reveal Himself to us in ways that are undeniably, inexplicably, and unimaginably the work of something BIGGER and GREATER than ourselves, Amen.
The proper distance—the distance as would be measured at a specific time, including the present—between Earth and the edge of the observable Universe is 46 billion light-years (14 billion parsecs), making the diameter of the observable Universe about 93 billion light-years (28 billion parsecs). Somewhat difficult to understand.
- A unit of distance used in astronomy, equal to about 3.26 light years (3.086 × 1013 kilometers). One parsec corresponds to the distance at which the mean radius of the Earth’s orbit subtends an angle of one second of arc.
king David (not an astronomer) in Psalms wrote: Praise ye The LORD. Praise ye The LORD from the Heavens: Praise Him in the heights. Praise ye Him, all His angels: Praise ye Him, all His hosts. Praise ye Him, Sun and Moon: Praise Him, all ye stars of light. Praise Him, ye Heavens of Heavens, And ye waters that be above the Heavens. Psalm 148:1-4
In Essence, the seen and unseen give God The glory that belongs ONLY to God – The Beginning and The Source of The end.
God: The Source of Life, Knowledge, and Wisdom (Isaiah 28ff.)
More than any other writing prophet, Isaiah takes us repeatedly to a vision of God that, once grasped, will cause us to bow low in humble adoration. God is the source of all that we are, all that we have and all that we know. Three hundred years earlier, Solomon had encapsulated this truth: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7) and “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). Now Isaiah shows us the God who is the source of that knowledge and wisdom, and why our understanding of who God is matters in our life and work.
God has given us our very being: “[You] have been borne by me from your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am he, even when you turn gray I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save” (Is. 46:3-4).
God has given us knowledge and understanding: “I am the Lord your God who teaches you for your own good, who leads you in the way you should go” (Is. 48:17). The God who made us and gave us understanding is the only source of such knowledge:
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?…. See, he takes up the isles like fine dust. Lebanon would not provide fuel enough, nor are its animals enough for a burnt offering. All the nations are as nothing before him; they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness. To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him? (Is. 40:12-18).
Once we recognize God as the source of our life, our knowledge and our wisdom, it gives us a new perspective on our work. The very fact that we have the knowledge or the skill to do the work we do takes us back to our source, God, who created us with the skill sets and interests that come together in our lives. Living in the “fear” (the awe-filled awareness) of the Lord is the starting point for knowledge and wisdom. Recognizing this also allows us to learn from others to whom God has given complementary knowledge or skill. Creative teamwork on the job is possible when we respect God’s work in others as well as in ourselves.
When we experience God at work in us, our work becomes fruitful. “The farmer knows just what to do, for God has given him understanding” (Is. 28:26, NLT). We could also say that “the artisan knows just what to do, for God has given him or her understanding.” Or, “the entrepreneur knows just what to do, for God has given that person understanding.” In mysterious ways, we become co-creators with God in our work as instruments in God’s hand for purposes deeper than we even know.
Beloved I implore you, that you join the angels and the hosts of the Heavens, and ALL the elements in the praise and glorification of The LORD throughout our existence, asking for nothing for in truth remaining in truth and in the spirit we possess ALL our needs. Yes! We have wants and desires; these are tied in. Hit your knees.