Friday, February 11 – Psalm 33:8
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
In a culture increasingly filled with technology, it is easy to lose our sense of awe. Things that at one time were unfathomable are now common, everyday realities, like sending a message to someone around the world or traveling to a location in a matter of hours. Human fascination with comprehending “larger-than-life” realities carries over from technology to the arts, with movies, books, and paintings all attempting to tell unbelievable and awe-inspiring stories that feel bigger than our own. Sometimes, we get so caught up in chasing the “larger-than-life” that we become underwhelmed when we face the ordinary moments of our day. While these outlets have their value, we cannot let them replace our awe of God. In a world full of self-sufficiency, we are called to depend on God and stand in awe of Him.
Have you ever seen a child brag about something they have done on their own? Maybe it’s tying their shoes or getting safely down from a significant height at the park. While we cheer them on at their accomplishment, we know that the credit is not all their own. Someone had to teach them what they did and maybe even coach them through it. As followers of Jesus, we should be the first to recognize God at work in any given situation. We should seek to lead others to see God at work in our lives and the world. May we speak the testimony of wonder and awe of who God is instead of touting our own accomplishments. When we do, we begin to find wisdom and truly put ourselves in a place to see God at work.
- What is something that draws you toward awe of God?
- What would it look like to recognize God in your daily life?
- Pray and ask God to bring you back to an awe of Him and to help you recognize His work as you go about your day.