Tuesday, November 23

Thankfulness, Reverence, and Awe

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. --Hebrews 12:28

In our daily prayers, Brad and I thank God for the blessings he has given us, but we realize that nothing we could ever say would be an adequate response of thankfulness. God has overwhelmed us with his love. I am personally thankful for God's character and the merciful way he deals with me.

Two years ago I wanted nothing to do with God. I resented the very thing that we as humans love most--free will. I selfishly wanted to live my own life and make my own choices, but heaven forbid that God should allow free will on the part of others to affect me! Although I will never understand why God does the things he does, or why he allows the things he allows, I am thankful that he is undoubtedly in control. He is God. His kingdom cannot be shaken. Far beyond any material thing for which I could express thankfulness, I am thankful that God is real and that he exists. In fact, I'm even thankful that I don't understand him, because if I did, then what basis would there be for me to be in awe of him?

The following are the lyrics to a song I have written entitled "There are No Words". I have no adequate words to describe God's character, nor do I have the words to describe the intense thankfulness I wish to express to him for being a personal God, but this is a modest start.


"There are no Words"

There are no words to describe your love
it's as boundless as the sea.
You're seated high in heav'n above,
yet you've extended your hand to me.
There are no words to describe your power,
you're in charge of all the earth.
You command each season, each hour,
and in me you find great worth.

Nothing I could do or say,
Would be able to convey,
all that you've allowed me to see.
No words seem to fit.
No description is appropriate.
There are no words.

There are no words to describe your grace,
the gift you give so freely.
I've made mistakes that I can't erase
yet you make them all cease to be.
There are no words to describe you
but oh! So much to say!
So I will constantly praise you for who you are,
and thank you with each new day.

Nothing I could do or say
would be able to convey
all that you've allowed me to see.
No words seem to fit.
No description is appropriate.
There are no words.




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