From the Lips of Children & Infants

Psalm 8

1 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
above the heavens.

2 From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.

3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?

5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:

7 all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Today I got to hear my baby’s heartbeat again.  Even though this has become a routine part of my appointments, hearing the heartbeat is never “routine.”  With less than 12 weeks until the due date of this new life, I am beginning to realize the reality of the situation.  Sometimes this realization brings tears of joy and other times tears of “AHHH!!  Can I really do this?!?!?”  But nevertheless, there are usually some type of tears these days.  Smile.

As I read Psalm 8 today, my heart was also shouting, “How majestic is your name!”  Having the experience to “grow” a baby inside of me, has been an amazing experience, and it leaves me feeling humbled before my God.  I love in verse two where David says “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.”  I am so excited that from the lips of the baby growing inside of me will come praise to the Creator.  If my infant’s lips can praise my Creator, how much more should I be praising Him?

Which made me ask myself the following questions.

How have you been using your words lately?  Have your words reflected the opening and closing of this Psalm?  Are you words shouting to the Lord, “How majestic is your name in all the earth!”?  Or are you words reflecting a different attitude?

Today I challenge you and me to be aware of our words.  Take a few minutes to praise God for specific attributes He possesses. You can begin with the attributes David lists in Psalm 8.  Also, take time to thank Him for something personal in your life today.  When you are tempted to say something that is less that honoring to God, reverse your mindset and praise Him for something else.

Oh, LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!!!

I've been a follower of Jesus for over 30 years, and have been teaching God's Word to students and women for nearly 20 years! God has brought me through some difficult chapters in my own life, and now my passion is equipping women like you with tools to embrace your own unexpected chapters in life with grace and truth.

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