Meditating on Psalm 93:
The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty;
The Lord is clothed,
He has girded Himself with strength.
Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved.
2 Your throne is established from of old;
You are from everlasting. (Ps. 93:1-2)
I had written a series about Faith and how to fully trust in God and I knew within myself that many would have a hard time accepting it. But as I had replied to one of the comments, in our Church and lives, it is the kind of faith we practice everyday.
Christ believers and followers would easily sing praises about God’s unequaled power and majesty, but rarely would they all EXPECT to see these at work in their lives, in other Christians’ lives, and even in their own churches. We read about God’s mighty deeds and miracles in the Bible and we believe them without a doubt, but I have observed that many would doubt them actually happening, now, in this present age. We declare our testimonies to all people, some would marvel and believe, and are therefore converted, but many would doubt or not believe at all. Indeed, it would be so hard to be in this place of doubt and unbelief, as the Lord had said in Matthew 13:15:
For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should[a] heal them.’
But there are those blessed people who have believed and received the testimonies, their spiritual eyes being opened to this higher wisdom, as the Lord had spoken about them.
“Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see; 24 for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.” (Luke 10:23-24)
God’s wonders, miracles, and mighty deeds are not only sung and read but experienced.
And that only happens when we believe and trust Him and EXPECT them happening in our lives. It takes faith, really. Reading Psalm 93 brings to mind the testimony I heard last Sunday of a captain of a cargo ship.
Bro. Nick Ignao was blessed by the Lord and promoted him to be a captain of a huge cargo ship carrying thousands of brand-new cars. One time, they needed to dock at a very narrow strait in Alexandria, Egypt. Because of the difficulty of the maneuver, they needed to hire a pilot to do the job, one who is adept at directing the ship effortlessly into the narrow strait.
Bro. Nick and his team got everything ready. But he didn’t anticipate that the pilot might commit a mistake, or might not be ready, or might even have too much to drink. The unthinkable happened: the huge ship, while entering the narrow strait, bumped its side on the bank and immediately tilted. Bro. Nick saw everything that happened and he was too stunned to think straight for a few moments. The ship was very huge and carrying a very heavy load, he knew there was no chance that they could make it upright fast enough before it sinks.
Instantly, many things wedged their way into Bro. Nick’s mind making him the more frozen where he was standing. Foremost, he was expecting that any moment, the ship will continue its tilt and that would be the end of it. But Bro. Nick came back to his senses and the very first thing that he thought of doing was to raise his hands towards heaven and shouted his prayers to God and rebuked the mishap over and over again, “Halleluiah! Help us, Oh God!”
And to his amazement, the ship stopped tilting and slowly returned to its original position and became upright again. Bro. Nick could only throw himself at the Lord’s feet, overwhelmed with awe and thanksgiving! Afterwards, they investigated the damage done. Indeed, there was a big damage, and though the engine room was safe, water had entered into another compartment of the ship and there was a lot of work and repairs to be done.
Later on, Bro, Nick and his team were called for the official report and investigation. He was expecting that he would lose his job and pay for the damage. He knew that although it was not his mistake, the whole ship was his sole responsibility being the captain. But before this, he and his chief engineer had a conference, and his chief engineer testified how, when the ship bumped and began to tilt, that he saw a big hand hold the ship and stopped it from tilting, and then slowly moved it back up. The chief engineer said that he was too astounded from his position. He said it wasn’t him who recovered the ship from its precarious position for he couldn’t control it anymore, but there was a huge hand that held it!
Bro. Nick was not held liable for the accident and he kept his job with the company.
Halleluiah! To God be the glory! Please take a few moments to ponder on the following verses of Psalm 93:
The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
The floods have lifted up their voice;
The floods lift up their waves.
4 The Lord on high is mightier
Than the noise of many waters,
Than the mighty waves of the sea.
5 Your testimonies are very sure;
Holiness adorns Your house,
O Lord, forever. (vv. 3-5)
Very related testimony: The Hand of God: Miracle in the Life of Sis. Mary-Ann Bongo
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