Thursday, January 15, 2015

Deep Sense of Reverence for God: Holiness: Relationship

This year for my "new year's resolution", I gave a "gift to God". I chose to work on being "permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God" (Acts 9:31, MSG). 

I thought a good place to begin was "getting to know God". I've been studying His Holiness. I'm looking at three things, Relationship, Communication, and Destination. 


First, I've been studying my relationship with God as it relates to His Holiness. Because God is holy, the ONLY way for be to enter into His presence is through the forgiveness of my sin. My relationship with God is hindered by sin and the remedy for that is due ONLY because God is holy. He alone could provide a holy, perfect sacrifice, His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay for my sin.

And although my sin has been forgiven, as Paul says, "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?" Romans 6:1. NO! If I want to develop a deeper relationship with God, then I have to examine my life through the filter of HIS HOLINESS. God says, “Be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 5:16).

If I want to be permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God, I must truly learn and understand God's Holiness and how it impacts my relationship with Him.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

L.E.A.D. Jan 2015


January 1- 9, 2015 was Law Enforcement Appreciation Week. 

I had to opportunity to attend a rally to show support and appreciation for our Police Officers. I'm thankful for the Heroes who place their lives on the line each and every day to protect us. 

To all the First Responder and Military Heroes,
"THANK YOU!" 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Reverence for God; Psalm 139:1

Permeated with a Deep Sense of Reverence for God

Things calmed down after that and the church had smooth sailing for a while. All over the country—Judea, Samaria, Galilee—the church grew. They were permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God. The Holy Spirit was with them, strengthening them. They prospered wonderfully. (Acts 9:31 MSG)

Psalm 139:1 
Lord, you have examined [investigated; searched] me and know all about me. Psalm 139:1 (EXB)


God, the Creator of all, has searched me… examined thoroughly… and knows… is fully and acutely aware of me and all that concerns me.  This is where a deep sense of reverence for God begins. For I must realize that God Almighty has intimate knowledge of all things…. that includes my heart and soul.
That knowledge is both frightening and comforting. Frighten, because God Almighty searched me and knows all that concerns me… and I am a sinner. 
Comforting, because of God’s mercy and grace, my sins are forgiven and He sees me clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 61:10). 

If I want to have a deep sense of reverence for God, first my relationship with God must be “In good standing”. I must confess my sin before God. 
I must then follow God’s example, and search and know God Almighty. A deep sense of reverence for God, must start with Who God is. As I learn about Who God is, a deep sense of reverence should overwhelm my heart and soul. 


Happy New Year!


Monday, December 29, 2014

2015 Goal

A few weeks ago at Church, the Pastor asked us what our gift to God would be in 2015. As I thoughtful and prayerful considered what I would give God this year... all I could think about was what I was studying "permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God" (Acts 9:31). 

My goal in 2015,
is to permeate myself with a deep sense of reverence for God
and that will (should) have impact in my life
and the lives of those around me. 

The only way for me to develop and be permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God is to study His Word and learn more about Him and then allow those truths to change my heart and attitude, and then impact my actions. 
"Things calmed down after that and the church had smooth sailing for a while. All over the country—Judea, Samaria, Galilee—the church grew. They were permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God. The Holy Spirit was with them, strengthening them. They prospered wonderfully." Acts 9:31 (MSG)
I'm looking forward to growing in my faith and see all that God has to teach me throughout 2015.