Living In Awe

God is bigger than what we think of Him; in fact He enjoys doing things beyond our definition of impossible and then asking us to join Him in the activity. Walk on water? Multiply bread and fish? Calm a storm with a word? Heal the sick or cast out demons? How ’bout raising the dead? With God nothing is impossible, but try these on our own… I don’t think so.

God is the God of the Impossible!

 Jesus told His disciples that they should feel honored and never offended by the opportunity they had to see and know mysteries that had never been revealed to others (Mt 13:16-17). His use of parables concealed the revelation of Truth, so that those who were seeking for life would have to dig beneath the worldly surface of religion and human understandings. Living in Awe of God was something Jesus wanted His followers to appreciate as a way of life. The answers to most of their questions could only be embrace at the heart level… beyong the mental understanding.

Jesus told Peter, “Blessed are you Simon, …for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in Heaven.” (Mt 16:17)

 The Apostle Paul explained this idea by saying that the “natural man” does not comprehend the things of the spirit, because they are spiritually discerned; in other words, they are revealed from Heaven (1Cor 2:14). He spent time praying that there would come more wisdom and revelation from Heaven so that the things of God could be more widely impacting the regions, where he preached (Eph 1:15-20). Experiencing the grace of Heaven begins with humility and an awareness of the awesome-ness of God (1Pe 5:6-7). That’s why the Psalmist could say, ”the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Ps 111:10).

Humility receives Gods assistance, while pride receives God’s resistance!

“For as the heavens are higher than the Earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)

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