Podcast #195: “How Great Thou Art” by Carrie Underwood

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

Let’s develop a sense of wonder, shall we? The famous hymn “How Great Thou Art” leads us to consider God with a sense of “awesome wonder.” I chose Carrie Underwood’s rendition to meditate on Psalm 145.

David sat in awesome wonder of God and gives us a host of truths to meditate on in just one Psalm.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Read in context
    • Slow down
    • Meditate
    • Follow the cross references
    • Share with a friend
  • The one word that jumped out at me in the hymn this week – WONDER
  • The background of how the hymn was written – hymntime.com
  • Thinking about the WONDER of God speaking everything into existence
  • The WONDER of walking on a glacier
  • Slowing down to change the pace and perspective
  • No one can measure God’s greatness – Psalm 145:3
  • How amazing it is that an immeasurable, deep, unsearchable, and untraceable God has revealed Himself to us – Romans 11:33
  • God’s wonders are without number – Job 5:9
  • The limitlessness of God – Job 11:7
  • Turning on your “noticer”
  • Getting to know the God in whose image you were created – Psalm 145:13-20

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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch her sing it live on YouTube below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Read Psalm 145. Pray Psalm 145. Slow down. Meditate on these Scriptures. Meditate on God and His amazing characteristics. Develop a sense of wonder. Consider all of creation that God spoke into existence. Recount His good deeds and miracles.

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