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Bishop-Elect Dr. Monterey D. Lee, Sr.

“In the day of my trouble I will call [cry] upon thee [out to the]: for you will answer me. Among the gods there is none like you, Lord; neither are there any works like your works. All nations that you have made shall come and worship before thee, Lord; and all shall glorify your name,” Psalm 86:7.

Sometimes our trouble or pain is so great that all we can do is cry out to God and ask God to preserve our soul or to protect us. When we feel so poor and needing relief, all we can do is acknowledge the greatness of God and wait on Him for better days to come.

When you talk about God’s greatness, it’s a personal encounter for our lives. It isn’t enough to acknowledge what God is doing or has done in our lives, but the fact that there is no one like Him. His words and actions have made worldwide impact since the beginning of creation.

In Psalm 66:4, the psalmist calls on the whole earth to worship the Lord. To worship means to bow down and to acknowledge God for everything. 

This is why we take time each day to think of Him and thank Him for another opportunity live a life of praise and worshiping Him. His greatness is His awesomeness.

  1. There is nothing or no one higher in the universe. He is ruler of all.
  2. God is sovereign.
  3. God is spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23).

We are impacted by His greatness. It speaks of His absolute rule over all things, His endless resources, His unimaginable power to do as He pleases and for whomever He pleases. He is a king of all, and the One who upholds us.

This is why all nations shall come and worship Him and glorify His name.

All the nations you have made will come and bow down before you, Lord, and will honor your name.

God promises not to save the nations, but to save His people out of the nations and make them grate.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord Yahweh. The people He has chosen as His heritage,” Psalm 33:12.

“Lord you are great, and you do wondrous things. You are God alone,” Psalm 86:10.

“I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart I will glorify your name for evermore. For great is your mercy towards me: you have delivered my soul from the lowest depths of hell. You are a caring God and we give you reverence, our whole heart appreciates you with honor and glory. In my life you protect me. In this life we will show You our loyalty in everything we do. We will reverence you with our whole heart, with our works, in our relationship, and with our giving. Our desire is to keep your will. We will walk and live in your truth. We long to be in your presence reaching up to you for your almighty power and your infinite [covenant] love.

“For great is your mercy toward me. Whatever I am your mercy is most noticeable, visible, evident, easily seen, clear, and recognizable. You have delivered my soul from the lowest hell. From the direst death you have kept me. You have delivered from my enemies who would have done more than send me to hell had they been able but you block it and you would not let it be so. You are God and I will sing with a joyful note [sound] to you for you have kept me alive to do your will. Thank you for doing for me for you have done it before and I know that you will do it again. The proud [arrogant] are risen up against me, and ruthless men, violent men have sought kill me, to come for my soul; they will not let You guide them, but You came to my rescue,” Psalm 86:12-14.    

“But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did. Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me. David knew that evil negated the goodness of God. God is full of compassion, and graciousness, long-suffering and abundant in mercy and truth despite of the pride and the violence of men. Because You, Lord, have helped me and comforted me,” Psalm 86:15-17. Once again David bases his current expectation on God’s help. Every past experience of God’s goodness to us is a promise of His continued blessing. David asked the Lord to remember His covenant promise with him. God, you are trustworthy. So I pray unto you for your instructions and inspiration for my life. I’m thankful, I will live in the faith, hope, and love. We praise God for His blessings as we are calling on Him in the time of trouble.

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