|Posted on June 1, 2019 at 2:20 AM|
As I was studying my Bible the other day, it seems the words "Fear of the Lord" have brought a lot of confusion. I began meditating on the term, and In my dictionary search I found:a definition of "fear" as "reverential awe". That helped a great deal, for then "fear of the Lord" did not mean "be afraid of God", rather we must hiold Him in "REVERENTIAL AWE"
My thoughts continued~ I have a close relationship with God, but do I have fear of the Lord? I prayed, "Lord help me. Do I have reverential awe of You, or have i gotten too familiar? Holy Spirit You are awesome and great, mighty with power, the fire in my bones. You love me, and when You told me that, it drew me to You like moth to a flame. Since then, I feel Your love; know that indeed You do love me. I feel so close to You.
And You, Father God, have loved me as Your daughter and I have known that for most of my life, and love You as well. You are my Father and my God. I bow down at Your feet and place myself and my trust in You, my God, Who created the universe! You are so huge, so magnificent! Your glory fills the temple. Your power is fearsome! You speak in a still small voice so we can hear and comprehend and not be scared out of our wits by a booming sound.
Jesus, last I bow down to You, my Savior, who made it possible to have a relationship with my God. You removed my sin nature; caused me to be a true child of Almighty God, with His DNA. Your love Jesus built us a beautiful world, then You entered into it by stepping down to become human, one of us, so we could really come to know our God. Jesus sometimes I see You as less great than the Father and the Holy Spirit, I repent of that false idea. For You are full of power and grace.My God, I bow down with my face to the floor. I am totally unworthy to be in Your Presence.
Reverence = respect, honor, awe = respect mixed with wonder I sit and look at the awesomeness of the mountains, the sound of the rushing waters, the power of a water fall. I stand in the mighty wind; stagger at the lightening, and feel the booming crash of the thunder reverberate through my body. He is indeed mighty!
Then I sit in my prayer closet in the quiet of my home, and His mighty power is contained in the moments of His Presence. Listen to Hebrews 1:3 describing Jesus:
Hebrews 1:3 The Passion Translation The Son is the dazzling radiance of God’s splendor,[ the exact expression of God’s true nature—his mirror image! He holds the universe together and expands it by the mighty power of his spoken word. He accomplished for us the complete cleansing of sins, and then took his seat on the highest throne at the right hand of the Majestic One.
Great Words of the Bible to describe Jesus who holds the universe together and expands it by the mighty power of His spoken word. He accomplished for us the complete cleansing of sins. Now He sits at the right hand of the Father.
Oh Jesus for all the miracles You accomplished on earth, none even touches on Your greatness and power, Your authority over anything in this world. Your grace that flows to us is a gift of Your power; It was released at the cross and is the answer to every need we will ever have. It’s there waiting for our faith to access it. Jesus You are the answer to all our needs; I worship You for Your power and glory, Your tenderness and loving kindness.
Lord, Lord! Can I have this intimate relationship with You and also have reverential awe of You? Holy Spirit, please teach me the answer here. My spirit, soul and body, that is me. The soul is the mind, will, and emotions. The body brings information to the soul, and the soul transmits it to the spirit. Intimacy involves love. God is love. With which part of our being do we experience true love? Our heart is what God looks at ~ is it soft in love or hard in resentment?
Matthew 5:8 (AMPC)
Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous—possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!
“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
Matthew5:22 But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice (enmity of heart) against him shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed
Looks like the heart involves feelings which is in the soulish realm. Yet since God is love, love is also a spiritual element. So it seems Love is bigger than just one element. Love is huge and encompasses everything surrounding God.
So I can have an intimate close relationship with You, my Lord, knowing and feeling Your love, sharing love with You, feeling Your love for me and in me. And Your love expands the universe including the universe of my inner spirit. So to answer my question, “Yes, I can share an intimate close togetherness with You and also experience reverential awe for You.” The closer I am to You, the greater You become, for the more I understand about You.
I am special to You, I know. You love the uniqueness You put in my creation; however, I also know You love all Your children uniquely, and we can each share a loving intimate relationship with You while holding You in reverential awe.
One brings together, the other separates. Only an Almighty God can put those two together successfully.