POWERFUL AND PROVIDER

Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. 3 God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth. 4 His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden. 9 You uncovered your bow, you called for many arrows. You split the earth with rivers; 10 the mountains saw you and writhed. Torrents of water swept by; the deep roared and lifted its waves on high. 11 Sun and moon stood still in the heavens at the glint of your flying arrows, at the lightning of your flashing spear. Habakkuk 3:2-4, 9-11

A "theophany" is a visible display of God to humankind. The writers of the Bible frequently used imagery to talk about and communicate God to their audience. And God would reveal Himself to His people in magnificent ways, like a mighty storm. Habakkuk draws the attention of the reader to God in this way. The men who read Habakkuk's letter would know well the story of Moses on Mount Sinai when God violently displayed great power, providing them the ten commandments.

God shows Himself to men as all-powerful and all-providing. He commands the terrifying forces of nature and is greater than that Himself. His power can both punish and provide. Habakkuk requests of God that He "Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known." Take a moment today and pray like Habakkuk. Ask God to display Himself to you as the mighty provider He is. Let your heart appropriately fear God and tremble before Him. Eagerly anticipate Him as the great provider He is.

DO THIS TODAY: Ask God to show up as powerful and provider. 

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