Vs. 1 “Release your heart’s joy in sweet music to the Eternal… When the upright passionately sing glory-filled songs to him, everything is in its right place.”
I love to come into my house after my friend Fran cleans it. Everything smells so good and looks so nice. My heart is happy and I am at peace. I’m not looking around thinking, “I need to do this or that.” I simply enjoy the clean house where everything is in its place.
Psalms 33 is saying the same about our spirit, soul and body. When we sing glorious praise to him it cleanses our heart and brings our spirit into worship. All is in it’s right place.
“Write awe-filled songs to Him…Sing and play them the best you can! Don’t be afraid to be bold with your joyful feelings!”
God created us with emotion, and he longs for us to use those emotions as a release toward him in worship and praise. In other words as the song says, “Let it go!”
As I continue to read this Psalm I feel the emotion of awe rising in me and it propels me toward expressive worship.
That means simply allowing the tears to flow, laughing out loud or releasing a big ‘whoop!’
Vs. 6. “The unfathomable cosmos came into being at the word of the Eternal’s imagination, a solitary voice in endless darkness.” Whoa!
“The breath of His mouth whispered the sea of stars into existence.”
Do you sense the magnitude of those words. As I meditate on the greatness of our magnificent Creator, I stand in open-mouthed, reverential silence. “He whispered the stars in place.” Close your eyes and imagine watching that moment in time. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg can’t even come close.
Vs 7. “He gathers every drop of every ocean as in a jar.”
Vs. 9.“He spoke and all creation obeyed and stood its ground.”
All of creation stood at attention! The trees were still; the birds ceased flying; lions and polar bears paused and looked up. Even the fish and whale stopped. Everything came to a standstill in wonder and amazement.
We need to stop and stand at attention for a moment. Breathe in His majesty and glory. Stand in awe for one moment and allow your spirit to soar with the stars or gaze in obedient wonder and amazement at the King of the universe; in honor and admiration of the Sovereign Majesty Himself.
He cripples the schemes of Nations.
He impedes the plans of people.
His purposes will last.
He will stir the generations.
“Listen, the eye of the Eternal is upon those who live in awe of Him, those who hope in His steadfast love, that He may save them from the darkness of the grave and be kept alive during the lean seasons.”
“Our hearts erupt with joy in Him because we trust in His Holy Name. O Eternal, drench us with your endless love, even now as we wait for you!”