|Posted on July 19, 2019 at 5:25 AM|
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 as 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. My God, I bow down with my face to the ground. I am totally unworthy to be in Your Presence.
Reverence = respect, honor, awe = respect mixed with wonder
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
I sit and reflect on the awesomeness of the mountains, the sound of the rushing waters, standing at the base of Wolf Creek Falls entranced by its raw power. Moving in a mighty storm wind I glory in the forceful breath of God, stagger at the lightening, and feel the booming crash of the thunder reverberate through my body, tremble at a forest fire! He is indeed mighty!
My spirit, soul and body make up 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? The heart is what God looks at.
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.
I believe this Scripture gives a clue as to why some people cannot believe in God. The heart and the mind must be open to choose God.
One must also know love.
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, a togetherness, with You and also experience reverential awe for You.” The closer I am to You, the greater You become, and the more I understand about Your grandeur and Your glory!.
We are 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.
What do you think? Have you ever thought about these things?