5 Seconds in the physical presence of God
Imagine that your door bell rings and when you go to answer it, there is God.
Sit for a moment and think about what it would be like if you were having your quiet time with The Lord and as you sit and contemplate His truths, God just appears in your living room.
How would that blow your mind? How would that change your whole world? How would that take away all worldly fear and give you the true essence of the Fear of The Lord?
As I started out on this journey to discover WISDOM I never imagined it would open my mind and heart in the ways that it has. God is the one that gives wisdom, but the fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Psalm 111:10). Without a healthy understanding of the Fear of The Lord we won’t understand the rest of it, the rest of God’s truth, the Bible. It just won’t add up and it won’t do the work it is intended to do in your life.
In Hebrews 11:6 it says But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Faith in God, believing in God, is the beginning of it ALL and then The Fear of The Lord comes from faith and the fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
The fear of Lord would transform your life and if God just showed up for 5 seconds in your living room, just think how real the Fear of The Lord would be for you and for me. I tried to pretend that this actually happened and suddenly the mess of my home didn’t matter, my grey hairs were insignificant…even the box of color that restores them to their natural color no longer beckoned me. In a moment my earthly desires passed away, the shoes I had looked at the other day were no longer calling my name, the longing to get my master’s degree passed away, the want of Hot Tamales and chocolate was gone and my clothes didn’t matter.
What I wanted was to fall on my face and worship Him. What I longed for was to gather up my children and my husband and bring them to Him. Now my thoughts were consumed by His Glory, overtaken by his greatness and I was filled with everything that I ever needed, or wanted, or mattered. Fear of everything and anything else passed away. God was here.
5 seconds in the physical presence of God, or just the thought of it, redirected my course for this day. It has aligned my thoughts with the one and only living God. I am humbled to be given even the opportunity to think on this…it blew me away. My writing doesn’t do it justice, my tears are the proof of the power, my shaking hands as I write are telling that even the thought of such things change us and rock us to the core.
Will you take 5 seconds today, lay down the thoughts in your mind and just imagine if God showed up in the flesh….WHAT IN THE WORLD WOULD THAT DO TO YOU?
Now be careful not to let that go, don’t let the earth shaking moment and the impact it had on you disappear. Hold on to it carefully. The Fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom, you need it to get it. When God isn’t in your tangible day to day life, you loose a little of the heaviness and power that God intends for you to hide in your heart. Don’t loose it….seek that fresh awareness every morning, every afternoon, every evening, every chance you get. I am convinced that this will change our world if we seek it!
Psalm 114:7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,At the presence of the God of Jacob