“The low view of God entertained almost universally among Christians is the cause of a hundred lesser evils everywhere among us…With our loss of the sense of majesty has come the further loss of religious awe and consciousness of the divine Presence. We have lost our spirit of worship and our ability to withdraw inwardly to meet God in adoring silence…The decline of the knowledge of the holy has brought on our troubles. A rediscovery of the majesty of God will go a long way toward curing them.” A.W. Tozer
What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.
“Who do you say that I am?” was asked by Jesus of his disciples. When Simon son of John, got a revelation of who Jesus really was, he received a new name, a new identity, a new persona. Heaven saw him in a new way, and the earth would too.
We need to get a revelation of who God is, in that will we find a transformation taking place inside us and around us. The greatest perspective shifts occur when we begin to see differently.
“The heaviest obligation lying upon the Christian Church today is to purify and elevate her concept of God until it is once more worth of Him – and of her. In all her prayers and labors this should have first place. We do the greatest service to the next generation of Christians by passing on to them undimmed and undiminished that noble concept of God which we received from our Hebrew and Christian fathers of generations past. This will prove of greater value to them than anything that art or science can devise.” A.W. Tozer
Enlighten our hearts and minds that we may know You as You are, so that we may perfectly, rightly, fully love You and worthily praise You.
You are a God who is near, not far away.
Oh, that we would have an Isaiah 6 vision of God. That we would see him in His glory; high and lifted up above all things. That we would see His majesty and power fill the temple – that He is deserving of highest praise.
Their voices – of praise, of worship – continual worship and adoration – shook the temple to its foundations. It was through this revelation of praise and worship that Isaiah recognized who he was and who God is.
But there was grace in the coal that touched his lips and there was a purpose and commission following his revelation and repentance.
We need to get a high vision. We need to be like Isaiah, having that one encounter that reveals the glory of God to us to where we have no choice but to cry out in our spirits for grace.
Oh, that we would really know the grace of Jesus even in His power and splendor. What love He has for us. That this God, in all his power and authority would humble himself to partner with us in the earth for his glory to made known – that others would receive a revelation in the knowledge of the One True God, high and lifted up.