Are you awed by God anymore? It can be very easy for — let’s say, veteran — believers to simply get desensitized to hearing how great and powerful Jesus is. If one is not careful, hearing “The Lord is our Healer, our Provider, our Joy, our Everything” can get to sounding like “And today there was yet another burglary…another car accident…another teacher arrested for inappropriate relations with a student.” It is important for us as believers to never get to the point where we take for granted who God is and what exactly that means. This brings us to our key text coming out of Psalms 4:3 — 5 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him who is godly for himself; the Lord will hear when I call unto him. 4 Stand in awe, and sin not; commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.
This is another of the many psalms (songs) of David, and in this passage, he sets a beautiful example of what it means to keep fresh our awe and reverence of Christ. He opens by saying that God recognizes and hears the voice of those that diligently seek after Him. David then proceeds to say not only to follow after God’s Word (sacrifices of righteousness) but also set aside time to simply marvel at the wonder of God. Set aside time to fully recognize God for who He really is. David meditated upon his bed while sitting still — meditated solely focusing all of his energy on God. Yes, our prayers we pray while we are driving to work or stuck in traffic are still legitimate, but there is nothing like giving God the honor of having our undivided attention that is set aside just for Him.
Have a blessed day!
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