Thursday, 18 January 2007
It is so windy out there it feels my house could be blown over any minute...
Out in our garden, we have a couple of stunning mature Silver Birches, and they are swaying this way and that, threatening to uproot and cause quite a lot of damage in the process.
I hate, no - LOATHE, squally weather conditions!!
I am truly terrified.
But I also find myself in a strangely reflective mood.
God is at least a thousand times more powerful - in fact he is so much more powerful still, it's not actually quantifyable (is that a word? Yeah - it must be; I'm not clever enough to make up new words...At least not today.) nor sould it be. Suffice to say that his Power is infinitely more terrifying than the most horrific of hurricanes.
And yet, this awesome, huge God is MY God and he is crazy about me!!
The question is, do I fear My God as I should? Do I fear Him as much as I fear the gale that's blowing out in my back garden today?
If not is it because I do not see or expect enough of His Power at work in my life? Is it because I do not allow Him to demonstrate His Power in my life in a way that would cause me to fall more readily to my knees?
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom"...
"Skilled living gets its start in the Fear-of-God, insight into life from knowing a Holy God.
It's through me, Lady Wisdom, that your life deepens, and the years of your life ripen.
Live wisely and wisdom will permeate your life" (The Message, Proverbs 9)
Yes this has to be my prayer, this is the cry of my heart for today: 'God teach me to fear you; I want to be wiser, more intimate with you...I want to have my eyes opened to your power, to what you are doing in my life and in other people's lives around me.'