AWE

Most of us have those moments in time when we’re awestruck; when we’re filled with or inspired by wonder, amazement, beauty or majesty.

Some of us are in awe of certain people.  Some of us experience awe at the birth of a child. Some, like me, are filled with awe at the beauty & majesty of creation.  But are you ever filled with awe toward the Creator?

In Psalm 5:7 David writes: “Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.”

For me, because of the unfailing love of Jesus Christ, I’ve been invited into God’s presence.  I can do this daily as I have my time alone with God,  and I can experience DEEP AWE when I gather with others who make up His Church.  When I slow down long enough to reflect and consider, I’m in awe of the grace of God displayed by Jesus Christ when He died for a vile and sinful man named BJ Rutledge.

When we gather as a church, there are times I’m overwhelmed with awe as I hear someone’s story — it can happen when I hear truth from God’s Word — and sometimes I feel like God’s love & grace are washing over me as we sing.

This happens most when I’m focused – participating – and open to the attitudes or actions God wants me to deal with in my life.  When I’m distracted, I rarely experience awe.

So as we gather at our churches this week,  let’s do our best focus, participate & respond because God’s unfailing love makes it possible to worship with deepest wonder & awe.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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