Are you in awe of anything?
Someone will give me a correct but suspect answer: "I am in awe of God."
So are the devils.
If you are in awe of God, in what way did you stop and wonder at his creation today? His finger prints are all over this world. Can you recognize them?
When was the last time you went looking for some place or thing God made until you were exhausted?
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If God put in man the urge to go places that forced him to his extremity, what does this tell you about what God is like? You are created in God's image.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
God has nowhere to go to see something he has never seen before. He is present everywhere, and he has not limits. Whatever you imagine are the limits of God's acre, that is a spec in the whole picture.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
But, I think God is pleased to see his created ones try.
Since God cannot explore the unknown, he put in man the urge to go places and see things that are too far away, too steep to climb, and too dangerous to contemplate. And, men do it all the time, or they kill themselves trying.
Now, to what dangerous extreme did the Son of God go to in order to purchase your salvation?
What risks would you take just to please God today? Would you go to just a little trouble to speak for him, sing for him, or take some kid you know to see something wonderful that God made?
Those who do this are showing God they like this life and will pack it full of wonder..... the wonder in their own heart, and the wonder they can pass along to someone else.
GO FOR IT.
Some lard ball preacher or bishop will read here and tell me they are too busy. Well, my dear sluggard, what if Christ had been too busy watching the horse races at the Hippodrome in Jerusalem to go to the cross for YOU?
And, for you who are handicapped, if you are reading here with understanding, you still have one thing left with which to glorify God-- your mind. Perhaps you have not used you mind lately just to glorify God. We use only 15% of our mind at any one time. See if you can push it to 20% for a while. You may be doing more to glorify God than the guy who climbs Mount Everest to see what God made.
Does this sound weird? Well, God does read your mind, and his motives are NOT those of NSA and Eric Holder.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
What do you think?
Are you too old? So was Teddy Roosevelt. He nearly died exploring the River of Doubt in the South American jungle. It had been totally avoided by explorers and was uncharted. The headwaters and the mouth of the river were known, but nothing in between. Type River of Doubt into you used book site search, and see if you can find a copy. It is real life suspense at its best. I found many copes here starting at $1.00 and up.
Short version of the expedition online.
Here is an old silent movie from the Library of Congress of Teddy Roosevelt doing something an older man just should not do, and he made it.
Kermit, Teddy Roosevelt's son, went along almost entirely because his father was aging a bit, and he was concerned that his father might not make it. It turned out that Kermit had to convince Teddy to keep going at one point. Teddy was exhausted and sick, and he told the expedition to go on without him. Kermit refused to let this happen. In the end Teddy finished the trip.
Who do you know who is totally worn out in the battle for Christ..... someone who needs to be encouraged to finish the race and that the rest of us will not abandon him?
Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
Now is your time to do something that glorifies God.