Perfect Posture…AWE

May 7, 2009 — 2 Comments

I listen to a variety of music & artists, but am kind of hooked on Phil Joel right now – especially his “The delibertatePeople. Album” (his other stuff is good also).  It’s the lyrics.  They draw me in – challenging and encouraging me each time I listen!  Check out his site…his story is pretty cool.

Every time I hear the song Awe – it reminds me of what my posture should be when I pray, read, think about/to GOD – flat…out…AWE. To be completely honest, it isn’t always that way (forgive me Lord).  I think sometimes it is easy to get too comfortable with Him being my friend or my “Abba, Father” that I forget He is at the same time Holy, Sovereign, and unlike any other person with whom I have a relationship. It is the challenge of balancing intimacy with reverence – something that, in most of our lives, is unique to God.  We can respect, even fear people; but, when you boil it down, no man or woman is holy, sovereign, or worthy of awe when compared with God.

I am thankful for His grace, mercy, and kindness – even my unfocused, stumbling effort to have an AWE of Him is made perfect through HIM.  In the words of David from Psalm 145 (who, BTW stumbled himself):

1I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.

2 Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.

3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.

. . .

13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.

14 The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down

I heard this quote sometime ago and jotted it down – although I can’t recall where or by whom:

My we not become so “FAMILIAR” with God that he becomes COMMON to us.  Are we in awe of God and does that impact our life on a day-to-day, moment-by-moment basis?

I know I undeservingly enjoy intimacy with God (through no effort or action on my part…solely at the price of Jesus’ death on the cross).  I pray that the gift of that intimacy would not overshadow the awe that is deserved for that same God and Savior.



Daylight breaks I’m back again
There are no secrets here
Take Your place
Here I stand In perfect fear

I will be holding out my hands
I will be holding out my hands

Surrounding, the weight of Your name
So astounding, the strength of Your arms
Spirit falling
Speaking again, I am listening

I stand in awe
I stand in awe
The Spirit in this place
Your presence so amazing
I stand in awe

Surrounding, the weight of Your name
So astounding, the strength of Your arms
Spirit falling
Move me again, I am listening

I stand in awe, I stand in awe

Music- Phil Joel, Phillip LaRue / Lyrics- Phil Joel,Heather Joel

2 responses to Perfect Posture…AWE


    That one Phil Joel song you sent me is goood stuff.

    And are you the one who chose “Lord I will bow to You” as part of the praise set this week?? I have a story behind that song from this past week……God is good :]

    And the post after this one is sweeet. Praise God for you and Karen. I vote you perform that song one of these days.


      Thanks! I’d love to hear the story about how “Lord I will Bow” – yes, it was me (and the Holy Spirit, of course!). The queue of songs is growing!

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