Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You.
Psalms 66:3 NKJV
In this verse, the psalmist thinks of God’s deeds as awesome and fearsome, because they exhibit the power to create and to destroy, to reshape the world in which we live, and to reshape our lives. Many people in church seem to be happy to just make it through life and get to heaven. But God wants to so move in and on the lives of His people, that the world will be in AWE of Him. Yes, God’s deeds are awe-inspiring, while we know powerful people, they come and go, they hit and miss but not so with our awesome God, He was before the beginning, and will be after the end. (Psalms 102:25-27)
Here the Psalmist turns our focus to God by saying this is what you should say to God. We are to declare to God how awesome His deeds and power are that His enemies come cringing to Him. He calls for us to declare to God what we have already know. We are to glorify and acknowledge God as we recognize His deeds and power to be awesome. Since we have come to understand the workings of our God much better now, we are to give testimony of the Lord. We must praise God now while it is easy so that when trials come, we will always remember God’s awesomeness, and still be able to praise.
The level of our sincerity is the starting point for honoring the name of God. We can speak in praise about God. We can talk about what God has done for us. We can tell stories about how God has shown His strength against our enemies, whether these enemies are people or challenges we have encountered. God has been faithful and strong against our enemies of debt, lack, depression, failures and all sort of difficulties. Our corporate testimony can lead to others praising God as well. God alone deserves all our praise. His holiness and majesty generate awe. (Hebrews 13:8).
Thank you father for you have given me victory on every side, your fearsome power will move on my behalf and your name alone will be praised.
Oh Lord, give me the grace to fix my eyes on you in all situations. Amen.
2 Samuel 22:45