OMG is texting shorthand for oh my God. I know it's a vain and empty use of God's name, but every time I see it I think how often during the course of a single day I cry out "oh my God." During the past 9 years, God has SO often used the book of Nehemiah to guide me, teach me, inspire me and challenge me. One of the things I have learned and loved about Nehemiah is no matter what - he kept putting His trust or confidence in God! Interestingly OMG is found in Nehemiah 6 times! Here, there is no vain or empty use of God's name but a personal cry to a God that Nehemiah knows intimately. Isn't that amazing? I am absolutely awestruck with the fact that the Creator of all things wants me to have an intimate and personal relationship with Him. My God is awesome. My God is majestic. Oh, how majestic is His name in all the earth. There is none like my God. Did you know that He calls the stars out each night and knows each one of them by name? Or that even the lightning bolts report to Him and say "here we are." My God knows everything about me for He created me for Himself and then He redeemed me with His very own blood. I am His and He is mine. Oh my God...
I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. Psalm 86:12
That my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever. Psalm 30:12
I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God." Psalm 31:14
Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5
I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 146:2