Remember when you were a kid and it was getting close to Christmas? Your wish list had been written, revised, revised again, and again, and finally turned in.
At some point, your mom and dad left the house long enough for you to snoop around in all of those “secret hiding places” they thought they had, and you found one or two of the things that were close to the top of your list.
Then as Christmas morning drew closer, the anticipation grew, and grew because you knew those presents would be waiting under the tree.
Then came the big day. You woke early and ran to the tree and, to your amazement, found those presents and many others waiting for you. Some you had asked for and some that you had never even thought of.
This is how I believe worship is for us as Christians. We read God’s word and discover all His promises to us. He says that we are blessed in our coming and in our going. We are above and not beneath. We find that he is our provider, our peace, our healer, our comfort, and more. He promises to never leave us nor forsake us.
We come to Him in worship knowing all these things are already there waiting for us.
Then when we get in His presence, our spiritual eyes are wide open with amazement (much like we were as kids at Christmas) to find that “Our eyes have not seen. Our ears have not heard. And neither has it entered into our hearts the vastness of what He has prepared for us!”
I encourage you today to come into God’s presence with the confidence of the knowledge of all His promises, but with your eyes wide open in amazement at the fact that the things you know have not even begun to scratch the surface of who He is and all He has done.
Father, keep me amazed as I walk with you today!!!