Devotional

“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.” – Hebrews 12:28. 

Have you ever just stopped to breathe in the awesomeness of God?  God’s jaw-dropping, beautiful creation surrounds us, testifying to that awesomeness. He created the sun to keep us warm and give us light. He created all those millions of stars, all in immeasurable sizes, temperatures, and brightness. He created the cool breeze that blows against our skin on our beautiful Emerald Coast beaches. He created the food and water that sustains us. He created life itself, so we can have a personal relationship with Him. His glory is so stunning, so spectacular, so remarkable, so extraordinary, so amazing that we need to periodically just sit back and take it in; to worship God in awestruck wonder.

How often do you stop to think about that? How often do we stop and reflect on how much bigger God is than our circumstances?  How often do we pause to just worship our awesome God who created everything by His command. (Hebrews 11:3)

Yet often, rather than immersing ourselves in the wonder of who God is, letting him captivate our imaginations with his majesty, we are becoming too familiar with who God is. Many people today have no fear of God and have easily taken God for granted and our worship of Him reflects that. It’s almost looking at the Cosmos with a “shrug” and settling for a passing knowledge.

We should never lose our awe of God. We cannot give God hollow worship. Rather we should honor His name, honor Him by worshiping Him in reverence and awe. God is not interested in empty words sung on Sunday from less than enthusiastic people. God is too good for half-hearted, hollow worship, too awesome for empty words. He wants our worship. He deserves our worship.

Each weekend at Northstar and churches across the world, we have the opportunity to learn about and worship God. We have the opportunity to seek Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. Why would you settle for “just doing worship” when you could stand in awe?  The one true God is inviting you to see Him and stand amazed.

I believe we can do exactly that if we consistently take time out just for the purpose of admiring our great and wonderful God.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How we can avoid familiarity with God in our lives?
  2. What can we do this week to pause and worship our awesome God?