Dear Family of God,
I recently heard a man of God explain “the fear of the Lord” in such a way that I am encouraged to share it with you all, in hopes to help you see our Father in a new way! The man of God said this, “the fear of the Lord is not that we are afraid of God, it’s that we are terrified of being apart from Him”. Wow! We aren’t to be afraid of God, but instead we are to be so terrified of living our lives apart from Him!
God Himself made us not only in His image, but He created us to have a relationship with Him. In order to have a relationship with our God we must get to know who He is. The Word of God says in Psalms 25:14 “There’s a private place reserved for the devoted lovers of Yahweh, where they sit near Him and receive the revelation-secrets of his promises.” I used the passion version because I love that it says “for the devoted lovers of Yahweh”.
Family, make it be so in your lives this year that you become a devoted lover and follower of Yahweh, so He can reveal His secrets and promises to you! Get into those secret places with your Father God. Be so terrified of being apart from Him that you daily run into that secret quiet place with Him to sit near Him and receive revelation secrets from the God who created you! He desires a relationship with You. He wants to be close to you, closer than anyone else is to you.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowing God intimately. So I encourage you, fear the Lord! Become intimate in new ways with the Lord this year and I know that your life will be better for it!
God bless you all this New Year!