October 2, 2007
“You are the LORD, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them….”
The Lord wants us to approach Him with an attitude of awe and humility. Nothing less is appropriate when we realize that we don’t measure up to the standards of an all-powerful, holy, and sinless God. We need to come with a sense of awe and wonder before the God of the universe.
This is really where true prayer begins. There’s a great example of this in chapter nine of Nehemiah. After Ezra read the law, the Israelites realized just how awesome God was, and how far short of His glory they fell.
They came to confess their sins, but first they did something that I believe we forget to do quite often, which is to spend time telling the Lord just how mighty and wonderful He is.
People today try to ignore God, and deny their need of Him by filling their lives with pleasures, possessions, and other things that can’t fill the void. We can try to escape the inevitable, but sooner or later we all have to come before a holy God and confess that we have no hope for today or tomorrow apart from Him.
When we reach that point of selflessness, and come to grips with who God really is, we cannot help but truly humble ourselves in His presence. When you come to the end of yourself, you realize that it is either Jesus or nothing!
The Israelites fell on their faces in worship, and covered themselves with rags to show God their unworthiness and need of Him. When was the last time you fell on your face, or even your knees, to adore the Lord for His greatness and confess your sins?
Make today an awesome day by spending time in adoration of God!