The other day there were two things that struck me that left me in awe…and being that I have not blogged in quite some time I felt I should share these “awe”-some things with you so you could stand in “awe” with me as well.
1) At any given moment, at all locations around the world, someone is praying. Someone is crying out to God in joy, need, care, concern, praise, and adoration. And God is listening and responding.
2) With all the different time zones throughout the world Sunday really becomes one massive service that is longer than our comfortable “hour or two” that we dedicate to Church. So when we are beginning OUR worship service locally – a service somewhere else has either not begun and people are still sleeping, in the midst of and possibly near the end of their time, has finished up and is meeting over coffee and baked goods, or is actually asleep and looking to start their next day!
So just what does this mean? For me it means that this is one giant inhale and exhale for God. As we breathe in we draw deep from the wells of the Holy Spirit. And as we exhale we are desiring more…and more of Him. Taking in all that we can but wanting much much more. So as one church is inhaling as they begin their service others are exhaling…and while others are exhaling others are inhaling. All for God.
What truly is “awe-inspiring” is that this is but a simple foretaste of what awaits us. This is something we see and read about in Scripture. In Revelation 4 thru 7 we get numerous accounts of different people and creatures worshipping God. At any given time there is someone, something, bowing down and singing “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” We actually read that “Day and night they never stop.” (4:8) And then when these living creatures give glory and honor and are “exhaling” the response is that more people join in and begin “inhaling”. It’s a constant call and answer. An inhale and exhale that never seems to begin nor end.
Now maybe this doesn’t sound like a “good time” for you – but I sure can’t wait. There is a peace that comes over me when I pray. There is a calmness that surrounds and hovers over me when I am in communication with my Savior. Tears can easily begin to flow when I tune everything out and just focus on singing unto my Lord. Nothing else matters. No other cares or concerns in the world. I am fed, I am nourished, I am at peace. And when I am at church, and standing before my brothers and sisters whom are singing unto the Lord – I cannot explain the sound that I hear. There are no words to describe the emotions that hover and go forth with the words.
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!…To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” (Rev 5:12-13)
Just My 2 Cents and Thoughts