Words from the Heart for Wednesday October 17th, 2018
The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Psalm 29:4 (NKJV)
Powerful and Majestic
In the days of creation even the darkness and chaos could not resist the power of the voice of the Lord. The scriptures give us so many examples of how the power of the Lord was expressed through His voice among His people. Don’t believe the enemy that tries to convince you that people can endlessly and arrogantly ignore the Lord. He will speak in gracious patience and in power.
Canada is one of the most powerful brands on the planet. According to the 2017 edition of the Nation Brands report from U.K.-based research firm Brand Finance, Canada leapfrogged India to hit seventh place in the rankings, up from eighth the year before. The value of Brand Canada rose by 14 per cent in a year, to an estimated US$2.056 trillion. In other words, that’s what it would cost to buy Canada’s reputation and wordmark if it were available on the open market.
In most religious systems, the gods are silent. This is particularly so in the idolatrous religions where the gods are formed by human beings – the gods are as silent as Baal was on the Mount Carmel. Only the one true God, who revealed Himself fully in the person of Jesus Christ, speaks into the world, and into the lives of those who love Him. This has always been so, and the Psalmist wrote this in Psalm 29:4: “The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.” The Bible teaches that God’s voice isn’t always loud – sometimes he speaks in a still, small voice. But whatever the volume, when God speaks into this world, or into our lives, He does so with clarity and authority. The same voice that spoke the world into being – with great power and majesty – speaks into our lives. He speaks with love, grace, conviction, deliverance, healing, and hope. He takes the Word of God and applies it to our lives. We are simply called to listen and to receive all that He is saying to us. Listen for His voice today.
These have been words from the heart.