Awesome God

Repent and do the things you did at first. – Revelation 2:5

Can you tell me of a time when you felt the closest to God?  What songs did you have in your heart?  Did you truly hunger and thirst for Him?  How old were you?  When did you fall in love with Jesus and want what He wanted for your life more than what you wanted?  Whatever you remember, please tell me . . . I would love to know. 

I look back at a time when I asked God to help me feel Him.  I asked Him to make Himself real to me.  The first time He really gave me a sense of His real deal presence was in my truck listening to “The Best Thing” by Big Tent Revival.  It was so wonderful to just sit there and cry from being so overwhelmed.  When I hear that song, it takes me back to a specific time and place.

This past weekend, my daughter and I played music at a wine bar.  I love to go fishing for men every time we get a chance to play.  I usually only throw the line out once or twice, but when I get a bite . . . it just ends up being a story I couldn’t make up if I tried.  This one is no exception.

We had played for about three and a half hours, and I was wrapping up.  I had not played any praise and worship song or Christian song, which is what I usually do.  I prayed and asked the Lord, “Lord, what would You have me play?” Nothing.  I clicked on my iPad where all the songs I can play are listed.  The very first Christian song on the list was “Awesome God.”  I said, “That’s bold, Lord . . . really?”  I just felt it in my spirit, “Go for it.”  

When He rolls up His sleeve, He ain’t just puttin’ on the Ritz

Our God is an Awesome God

There’s thunder in His footsteps and lightening in His fists

Our God is an Awesome God

The Lord wasn’t joking when He kicked ‘em out of Eden

It wasn’t for no reason that He shed His blood

His return is very soon so you better believing that 

Our God is an awesome God

Our God is an awesome God

He reigns from Heaven above

With wisdom, power, and love

Our God is an awesome God

I looked over in the corner and there was a woman who lit up the place singing along and being in obvious disbelief that I was playing it.  Afterwards, I went over to her and her boyfriend/husband.  She said, “I can’t believe you played that song.  It took me back to when I was a little girl in church.  I just loved it.  I sang it all the time.”  I told her that I remember being at Calvary Baptist in Salem hearing a guy named Frank Smith play it.  It was one of the coolest things I had ever heard.  We just talked about church and the Lord for a bit.  It was that simple, but it made the whole night more than worth it. 

Lord, truly You are an awesome God.  You do things in and through my life that I would have never thought to do or even thought possible.  Thank You so much for working in me and changing me.  I know I’ve fought You a lot, but everything You have done has only served to make my life better and draw me closer to You.  I pray for this young lady who was taken back to a different place and time.  Draw her close to You, Lord.  May each person reading this make the most of our opportunities, for truly today is the day of salvation.  Bless us, lead us, keep us, guide us, sanctify us, and fill us with Your sweet Holy Spirit.  Amen!

About wednesdaymorningdevotional

I am just a nobody from Salem, South Carolina. I have been a math teacher now for 23 years. I have been publishing devotionals every Wednesday morning for about 10 years now. Thanks for stopping by.
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