Dear Lord, we are called to look up! Thank you for lifting our eyes to Your heavens, Father God.

“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” Isaiah 40:26

Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit: God! You are amazing. There are at least two trillion galaxies in Your universe, with 200 billion trillion stars, and an infinite, unlimited number of planets. Wow.

THE BIG BANG

Genesis 1: “In the beginning, God created the heavens…” The “big bang” is real. Science has proved it. You did it, Lord God. Wooooosh. With one motion from Your Almighty Hand, you set all this in motion. Then: … in the same motion: Earth. We are totally unique. No amount of “discovery” has found any life, anywhere, but here on Earth. Let science continue to look with all the amazing technology that exists and all that will ever exist.

Dear child, evil men still doubt my existence.

Yes, Lord. But Your Holy Word is clear: 18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:18-21

BE AMAZED WITH GOD

Look up, child, and be amazed, for I am to be awed. I am the Lord your God. Have no false gods before Me.

Yes, Lord. We are to worship You, and You alone. Nothing else. Not ourselves. Not our families. Not our resources. Not anything that we have created. We are to worship You, and You alone. Help us to look up, see the stars, and be in total amazement and awe of what You have created.

Well done, my child. Keep your focus on Me, and lead others to do likewise. I love you and am pleased with your worship, which is acceptable in My sight.

PRAISE YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER

Father God: You are worthy of total praise and worship, almighty God. Thank you for our life in You. May Your name be glorified in all the earth. May all people look up and praise Your Holy Name. Amen.

GIVE ALL GLORY TO GOD ALONE

For Christ’s glory only.

Your aspiring servant,

Daniel M.

August 18, 2023

POSTSCRIPT: Dear friends, if this daily transparent “Conversations with Christ” blesses you, please go to www.SOLIDpastors.org, where you will find these posted, and a repository of all, in English and Spanish. Note: For ease of reference, all scriptures quoted are from the NIV.

If you ever want to chat, you can reach me at Daniel@SOLIDpastors.org. May Christ bless you richly as you have your own intimate daily conversations with Christ.

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