As we worship in full reverence and strength we know the invigoration of the LORD. Let this be a day of new beginnings as we do so!
Fear in reference to the Lord can be viewed as honor and reverence. As we honor and revere the Lord in our highest sensing we can know the clean freshness of being with the Lord. This is our choice. If instead we default to bowing down before the void described as the prince of this world we will consequently know a muddy and putrid experience that no shower can ever clean. Bowing down to being depressed or discouraged by what is lacking in our worlds is sign we are defaulting. Giving thanks for what is present in our lives is lifting up our heads and giving honor and reverence to that which encourages and blesses. Again the choice is ours.
Reverence is essential to begin true worship. Praying without a grounding in reverence is just a practice in desperation. Set the right reverent stage and prayers will be answered as they are said.
In the beauty of holiness are such beautiful words. In thinking of the words fear before him it is good to remember that fear relates to awe and reverence. Fear before him does not mean being afraid of the Lord it means reverence before him. All the earth can relate to ourselves. All the earth of ourselves. All of our heart, mind and body in reverence before him brings the experience of the beauty of holiness something pure and real. Let’s remember in our living to revere the Lord with all which gifts us with something that is pure and whole, sound and real.