Summary: Are you in awe of God? Does he awaken you from you apathy, does He wow you daily? Does His presence and Word amaze you? Or does God bore you?
Do you have an awe of God?
Video Clip: Awed by God? - Does – “His Amazing love” video clip – Does His amazing love awe you?
Thesis: Are you in awe of God? Does he awaken you from you apathy, does He wow you daily? Does His presence and Word amaze you? Or does God bore you?
As believers in Jesus Christ we should be awed at God’s wonder. We should be awakened out of our blindness to God. We should be committed in our life to be wowed by God every day. Really in response to His presence, power and passion we should be awed by God and motivated to exalt His holy name.
Ex. 15:11: “Who is like unto Thee, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like Thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders.”
Job 25:2: “Dominion and awe belong to God; he establishes order in the heights of heaven.”
Psalm 119:120: “My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.”
Ecc. 5:7: “Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore stand in awe of God.”
Luke 7:16: “They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.”
Acts 2:43: “Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.”
As I am working on this sermon I am riding in an airplane coming back from the FCA convention – I gaze out my window 1,000’s of feet above the ground. I see a clear blue sky, clouds, amazing sunshine and house’s the size of a pen tips below, roads which look like I am looking at a map. I sit there and ponder – This is a pretty amazing view from above. Then I read a few of my Bible texts which speak of God’s amazing power, his pure holiness, and His marvelous wonders.
WOW! This is amazing and I feel once again awed at God.
His wonders dwarf the wonders of men – yes men created this air craft but God does not even need one.
He can travel through space, time and even in and out of our minds. He knows my thoughts, my sins, my fears, my self-talk, my heart, and even my personal thoughts.
He can read my mind – see my heart and look into my soul.
My wife does not even have that ability. Only God!
I find this simply amazing! I become awed by God!
We were at the ocean last week and I thought wow – how amazing!
It has great power – it is massive but it does not even compare to God’s majesty.
The ocean is vast and deep and is filled with amazing creatures – all created by God.
Just looking at nature can awe us about the creative ability and brilliance of God.
But this week I had three other God moments – or times when God wowed me. Let me share these three scenarios with you.
God Stories – God’s awesomeness – God’s amazing protection and provision!
Story1: The ride home from Cocoa Beach (Monday).
We were driving back to the hotel at 70 miles an hour on the interstate when a major rain storm hit, we could hardly see and then it happened. It was like something right out of Nascar - cars going airborne spinning and crashing into each other. I watched cars right in front me plowing into the guard rail and into each other – I saw a blue mustang leap into the air spin and land in the center ditch. I saw parts of cars flying into the air out of control. All of this was happening 10 yards -directly in front of me. I heard a calm voice in my mind say Mike drive to the left up through the median - through the water and stop up on the side of grass of the median – don’t go too far or you will plow into oncoming traffic. It seemed easy and even as if someone took the wheel and guided me through all of the spinning cars and crashed vehicles. We came to a stop. Kathy complimented me on my driving. I thought wow! Immediately Kathy and I got out too assist all the others trapped in wrecked in vehicles. One lady was wondering around in shock – her car was still running and smoking. I asked her if I could shut her car off – she said sure. So I climbed in to the smoking car and turned off the engine. I must admit I was concerned about it blowing up. But I knew in my heart I needed to shut off the car or it would catch fire. We then assisted others – everyone seemed stunned and thankful that there were no life and death situations. The two in the mustang were hurt the worse. I went over to talk to the driver who was the mom and her young daughter. They were in pain – in their necks – so me and another man told them not to move. We called 911 and then turned around to witness another pile up behind us about 100 yards another car had plowed into the back of the stopped cars. It hit one and was launched into the air it came down nose first into the middle of the median strip down into the standing water.