Tuesday, December 29, 2009

in awe of God

"Spiritual maturity ... has everything to do with consciousness.  A relationship with Christ doesn't always change our circumstances. but it does change the way we see ourselves, see others and see god.  Why?  Because we see with our souls.  We become less self-conscious and more God-conscious.  It's almost like a second childhood.  As we recapture a childlike sense of wonder, we perceive everyone and everything for what it really is: a miracle." (Mark Batterson, Primal, page 69)

Batterson's note has me stopping to look over my life.  Do you remember the times when you stood in awe and wonder of the things of God?  When was the last time that happened?  Those answers ARE a mark spiritual maturity.

I want to sit in awe.  I want stand in wonder.  My deepest desire is honestly to know God and love Him more.

For those of us who are older (above teenage years), I am talking about the wonder of a sunrise or the beauty of mountains.  There are thousands of things that ought to catch our attention because of what God has done.

What catches your attention?

Psalm 19:1 (ESV) ---  The heavens declare the glory of God,and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Luke 5:26 (NLT) --- Everyone was gripped with great wonder and awe, and they praised God, exclaiming, "We have seen amazing things today!"

Psalm 66:5 (NLT) --- Come and see what our God has done,what awesome miracles he performs for people!

Spend some time today seeking to be in awe of God, and then share that with someone else, like you kids.  It may change you.

1 comment:

Brandon Cox said...

Quite an inspiring thought! I love Batterson and have found his words challenging many times. I want the same thing you want - to be more conscious of God's awesomeness today.

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