Monday, June 1, 2009

Who is He?

"Who is He, this King of glory?
The LORD Almighty—
He is the King of glory.
Selah"
Psalm 24:10

Now this is a question over which to pause, ponder & praise: "Who is He, this King of glory?"

He's "The LORD Almighty"!

But who is He? So many great resources exist on the names of God and the attributes of God. One of my favorites is "The Names of God" by Ken Kemphill. Before you read any other book (other than the Bible), I'd encourage you to grab this one or another that focuses on who God is & what He does.
As you read your Bible, and you see a character trait of God, underline it, circle it, highlight it, journal it, whatever. The more you know HIM, the less you need to understand yourself. The more you know what HE does, the less you need to strive yourself.
One of God's promises that gave me incredible comfort and encouragement in my youth is 
"You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; You encourage them, and You listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more." 
Psalm 10:17-18

The fact that He hears, He listens, He encourages, He defends...that stays with me each and every day when I feel lonely or defensive or downcast or negative.

I love the Lord, that He has an answer for every problem, be it big or small. He has a promise to grab & run with each day. He is my King of glory. I could go on and on, but I'd love to hear from you. 

What promise, what fact, what characteristic, what action from The Lord Almighty, your King of glory gives you reason to pause, ponder & praise Him today?


14 friends shared a comment:

Laurie Ann said...

Great post! I love that He is your King of glory. Today He makes me praise Him because He is the Author and Finisher of my faith.

Denise said...

I praise Him for being my Healer. I love you dear friend.

Joan said...

Luke 6:38 (NLT)

Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.

I posted this today on my blog. I love this promise. He is so faithful. It all belongs to Him!

Joanne Sher said...

Oh, Laura, I praise Him for so many reasons, but I'll chose to mention the fact that He is my strength, partly because I have felt so weak at times lately, and partly because I so want to be MY OWN strength, and it just doesn't work. Thank you for this.

Brook said...

I agree, great post and what an even Greater God we serve!

I will have to check out the book you mentioned. I have Praying the Names of God by Ann Spangler and hope to get to it soon.

The Real Me! said...

The Lord is so good. I am praising Him today because He is the creator of all things and we are able to stand in awe of His creation.
Hugging you my friend.
Kim

Yvonne said...

Thank you for this, Lalee.

The longer I live, the bigger God gets.

When I'm teaching a Sunday School lesson, I learn so much more myself. When I was explaining the Triumphant Entry recently, I was imgaining myself among the crowd, praising my KING! Even now it gives me goosebumps and brings tears to my eyes.

Runner Mom said...

This is wonderful! I love the suggestions as to how to learn more about our awesome God! Thank you, sweet friend!

Hugs,
Susan

bp said...

I praise him for seeing his answers to prayers, he is working in the lives of our neighbors. It's very exciting. Keep them in prayer please!

Sherri Ward said...

Lately I have been contemplating the fact that He is holy. He is Savior, Healer, Provider, Father, Creator - all these - but I know I sometimes forget He is holy and because we are His beloved children, we are called to be holy, too! (Only by His grace.)

LisaShaw said...

Amen dear Sister!

He is my King of Glory as well and the very essence of His presence and His love causes me to pause, ponder and praise.

I love you.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Promise?

That I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!

Our God is so good, regardless of the chaos that surrounds our lives and world. He is faithful to show his goodness in our everyday. I've seen it today. I need it tomorrow.

Thanks for checking in with me. Did you get my earlier email?

peace~elaine

Kelly's Ideas said...

Awesome post

Patty Wysong said...

YES!!!
and another good one is that HE SEES us! When we pray, the Bible says He sees us. So incredible!

Thanks for pointing me to HIM, Laura!
Huggles!