Come everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the LORD Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth. (Psalm 47:1,2 NLT)
We use the word “awesome” to describe a variety of things: a breathtaking sunrise, an entertaining movie, an unexpected good deal when paying for items purchased.
As I write this, I’m sitting in our sailboat-home’s cockpit, crossing from BC’s mainland to Vancouver Island. The sun dances on the water, waves roll gently, and worship music plays from the outdoor speakers. Moments ago we saw a whale spout in the distance. Awesome!
“Awesome” describes things that bring joy, but it assumes a new level of meaning when referring to God. Consider His creative genius, His sacrificial love for us, and His surprising ways of providing for our material needs. Ponder His sovereignty over the details of our lives, His ability to strengthen us when we’re beyond tired, and His magnificent method of using the broken places of our lives to bless others when we surrender those places to Him.
Our thoughts about God are the most important thing about us. Do we acknowledge Him as God but then relegate Him to a back corner of our heart so we feel more comfortable living as we wish? Do we regard Him as important in the grand scheme but not important enough to deserve our complete allegiance? Or do we, literally or figuratively, fall on our knees before Him and praise Him because He is truly awesome in every way?
In one or two words, post what you believe is awesome about God. Let’s make this a dress rehearsal for heaven!
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He answers my prayers in ways I would/could never think of.
His ways are NOT my ways. Yes, he really is AWESOME!
Hi Deborah. Indeed He is awesome for answering prayers in ways that boggle our human imagination. Thankfully He doesn’t often answer them as we think He should!
In that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. How awesome is that to give up your life for someone else!!
Hi Carla. Amen to that! Greater love has no man that this — to lay down his life for another. That’s AWESOME!
When i think of how much he loves me,in the words of one of my favourite praise songs’having my heart was worth the pain’ knowing everything about me as a sinner but wanting me so much he suffered overwhelming pain to bring me to him,it’s overwhelming love and Grace, Thank you Jesus