I have been in a place now for a bit where God has been pushing me into meditation concerning Him and the knowledge of God. I have been struck with the reality that I don’t know God. I know what others have said about Him but I don’t know the deep things of God for myself. I have remained ignorant of who God really is, what He is like and what that means for me. That’s where He started calling me deeper. He has been calling me into a life of TAG: thinking about God. So this series is a practical how-to and help (no where near exhaustive) for people who desire how to start living a life thinking about God.
I was worshipping last Sunday morning and we were singing a song called “Father, You’re Glorious”. There is a line of the song that the Lord started talking to me about. It says:
“I will stand in awe of You…forever.”
God started speaking to me that standing in awe of Him, blown away at wonder of who He is and like, thinking about Him is a choice. It’s a choice on our end to wonder and think about God. I literally envisioned me stepping into awe, just like I would say “and I will stand in the rain (or puddle, or shower, etc)”, I came to a realization that awe and wonder (and thoughts about God) are just as full of substance as water or dirt (or whatever else you would stand in). Therefore it requires a choice on my end to stand in it.
But that leaves us in a “do it even if you don’t want to” kind of mentality, where thinking about God is like a chore instead of a delight. David in the Bible talked about meditating on God being His only desire and delight. Why? Because of grace. That’s the second thing the Lord showed me: although it is a choice to wonder and think about God, it is His grace and greatness that allows us to stand there forever amazed and captivated.
I was talking to a friend today who told me that they had to look up something in the Bible real quick, but then she found herself 3 hours later still digging into the Word of God. It was a three minute project that took three hours! Why? Cause she chose to study (even because she “had to” real quick) and God met her there and for three hours started to reveal Himself to her.
So that is where this series will start. Although it is a choice to think about God, God himself will make sure that you are not bored by choosing to think about Him. He will meet you and reveal Himself to you. We were made to wonder about God. In this age that we live in, everything is shallow and can be explained. We have tried to make God that way but He is above understanding but He calls us to spend our lives searching out who He is and better yet He helps us in our searching! He wants to be known. In a land of shallow thinking, God is an ocean of wonder. May our hearts be forever thrilled to search out what He is like. So to sum it up:
Standing in awe is a choice. It is a choice to wonder. It takes a choice on our part to ponder the greatness of God. Yet it is His greatness that allows us to be in wonder forever.