SUNDAY STILLNESS – Do You Fear the Lord?

Do You Fear the Lord?

I read in Oswald Chambers the other day that maybe we don’t have enough awe or wonder about God. We sometimes treat Him flippantly.

“If we have never had the experience of taking our commonplace religious shoes off our commonplace religious feet, and getting rid of all the undue familiarity with which we approach God, it is questionable whether we have ever stood in His presence” (Oswald Chambers, January 3rd).

Do we really know Who He is? Is our wonder big enough?

Do you fear the Lord?
Do you fear the Lord?

Do you fear the Lord?

Thanks to Cheri Swalwell for the picture.



  1. Yes, in some ways, after all these years of being His child, I AM in fear. Hard to explain. Mostly, fearful that I’m not walking where He wants me to be, not reading what He needs me to read, not preparing intensely enough for spiritual warfare. Being too casual as a follower. So, hope He will answer what I’m desiring to know so I will be where He needs/wants me to be, as I mentioned a bit earlier.

    1. Joanne,
      I know what you mean but God also tells us to “fear not”. Many times through the Bible those words are used. We do not need to fear Him that way. As long as we acknowledge that He is God – that we are willing to try to listen to Him; to follow His precepts; to love others – then we are walking with Him.
      You have the desire – that is what He wants.
      So praying for you today that you BREATHE in His spirit and know He is there for you.

  2. Amen, Janis! He is not “the man upstairs” or any other term that might be used with undue & inappropriate familiarity — He has so many Names because our limited human minds cannot even begin to understand Him. May we regard Him with fear, reverence and worship. My Utmost for His Highest is one of my favorite devotionals.
    God bless,

    1. Oh so glad you agree – I don’t know if everyone will agree with this. But fear – not as in fright but as in knowing how powerful He really is, I think that is necessary to really understand or begin to understand the awesomeness of God.

        1. Yes and knowing that we are So small.. we cannot fathom anything really. But we press on knowing in faith that He has everything under control. Wisdom – I like that “fear in the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”.

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