Ever been in that place of not knowing what to do next, of “God, if you’ll just show me what to do, I promise I’ll do it!”?
*raises both hands*
Proverbs 1:7 tells us “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge”.
So, our first step in finding out what to do is the fear of God. These were the first words of instruction from the wisest king that ever lived, Solomon. As I studied this, I had to admit that I was not really sure what the fear of the Lord was. I battle fear enough-I don’t want to fear my Father too!
But what I learned changed the game. You ready?
FEAR OF GOD=REVERENTIAL AWE & WORSHIPFUL ADMIRATION
Reverence-to honor and respect. To show a gesture of respect such as bowing. When was the last time you were brought to your knees in awe of Him? His love? His grace? His mercy? Maybe it’s not even the physical posture, but the posture of your heart.
The times I really felt a shift was when I came in reverential awe on my knees first. Not begging. Not trying to do it my way. Not even jumping right into the word, or fasting, or praying. But laying before Him in worshipful admiration of all He is.
I’m still amazed at how He will show us the way when we are bold enough to say “have your way”.