Guinness World Records

There are some weird and wacky records held, but also outstanding achievements of skill and dedication. 

Psalm 21:1-13

Reference: The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give! (Psalm 21:1 NIV)

Explore: The Guinness World Records tells of many great people.

An Aussie tennis player, by the name of Samuel Groth, served an ace at the record speed of 263km.

Did you know that the greatest distance a person has travelled with a pool cue balanced on their chin was by an American who walked this way for 1668 metres?

You may not have heard that the highest bicycle bunny hop was done by a Spanish guy who hopped 1.42m into the air. And the longest career as an ice cream man was 30 years, thanks to Charlie D’Angelo of New Jersey.

There are some weird and wacky records held, but also outstanding achievements of skill and dedication.

Application: There is no doubt that there are some incredibly talented people in our world. I’m sure you know some of them. But no one is greater than our God.

Even the king in Psalm 21, the greatest person in the land, acknowledged God’s supremacy.

If you are feeling daunted by someone else’s ability, just stop and put it in perspective of how much greater our God is. In fact, His skills are so much stronger than anything we could ever imagine here on earth that He must see us pretty close to all being on the same playing field.

It is us humans who compete and compare but it is our God who loves us all equally.

Prayer: Lord, I know I shouldn’t, but I keep comparing myself to others and seeing them as so much greater than I am. Help me to see myself with Your eyes. Loved and accepted equally to all others. Amen.

What strengths do you possess?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.