Daily Prayer For 06/14

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by PrayerWarrior316, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    THE FEAR OF THE LORD
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. PROVERBS 1:7

    Standing on the shore of a great ocean, one is amazed at the force of the waves crashing on the rocks. The vast expanse of water is awe-inspiring, yet it is beautiful. Only a very foolish person would ignore the dangers presented by the sea, yet only a fool would not be attracted by its beauty. The ocean is to be feared and respected, but it is also to be experienced. Despite our sense of awe, or perhaps because of it, we are drawn to the water, to be immersed in it, to become part of it. Our true enjoyment of the surf comes when we enter in, but only when we understand its power.

    The same is true of God. We stand in awe before Him, wisely cautious in the face of His power, yet we long to know Him, to be united with Him. The wise pursue Him with all their heart, while the foolish ignore. Him or reject Him because of their fear. Once we understand the power of our Lord, thie fear enables us to be with Him, immersed in Him, but always respecting His might.

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    Help us to know fear in a positive way, and set our feet on the path to wisdom. Amen and Amen.

    Blessings, Judy <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/17/17_1_22.gif' border=0></a>