Orientation


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Orientation                                                               Psalm 8

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name through the earth!

You made your glory higher than heaven!

 

A person is walking in the desert at night. She pauses, looks up at the sky and is in awe of the majestic, star-filled sky. Stars too numerous to count. She think about the vastness of the universe and thinks,

“What am I that God would make a little speck like me?” There is a sense of insignificance. Yet she know that God has created her “only slightly less than divine, crowning (her) with glory and grandeur.” Ps. 8:5

There is an overwhelming sense of significance.
 
Sometimes the mess we make in life is because we dwell in a sense of insignificance. Yet God has given us an exalted position. Not a position to exploit, but a position that gives each and every one of us our proper orientation. Our proper orientation to God, to the world, to each other and to ourselves.
 
A proper oriented life is a life oriented to God, lived in significance and giving God the glory in everything.
 

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name through the earth!

 

Reflect on:

1) Is there a time in your life when you have been or acted less than the “glorious” person God created?
2) Is there a time you have attempted to be more than God’s creation?  That is, you have acted like God?
3) How can you live the glorious affirmation and boundaries of humankind in Psalm 8?
 

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