Recently during a Families for Christ (FFC) weekend at America’s Keswick, Pastor Randy Smith shared a thought from author Paul Tripp and these two words struck a chord with me: AWE AMNESIA
Have we forgotten the awesomeness of God? Have we been so focused on what He does for us that we have forgotten His Awesomeness?
Truth be told, when we meditate on the vastness, the beauty, the glory and the creation of God – we are awe inspired. It is then that life’s problems tend to get put in proper perspective and our view of self gets an adjustment. We will then find that our love, admiration, glory and praise of God will soar.
“Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him” Psalm 33:8
“…they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.” Is 29:23
“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.” Psalm 27:4
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1
“On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.” Psalm 145:5
Purpose to be awed by God today. All around you He is active. Look and see.
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John for 30 years. She has 2 adult children, 4 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 11 in all. She delights in reading and teaching, but mostly in laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.