“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.”
For years I struggled with doubt. Not as much doubt in God as in me. I doubted I would listen, or walk in obedience, or that I could get things right. Then I learned to Fear the Lord. Not a fear the Lord as in, “look at pretty Jesus. Is He not sweet and kind. Look at all the good things He does. I think I will respect Him.” There are times where I am genuinely afraid of Him and His power. You might say this is not biblical, but how many times do people tremble in His presence?
Scripture also says
“Do you not fear Me? declares the Lord. Do you not tremble in My presence?”
I think His power is to be feared.
Over time God has taught me about His power, and His sovereignty. The more He does the more I am genuinely afraid of what He might call me too, or what He might ask me to do. He is all powerful, all knowing, and I have got nothing on Him. I know I am not alone in this. The more I talk to those that I would consider to be part of my generation the more I think this is common. I am convinced God is raising us up to fear His power so that we might walk in it!
Now that the trip is half way over I start to think about what it is that God might be calling me to next and honestly… I am a bit terrified. I also know this to be true. The same power that holds the universe in place, that causes all things to work for God’s good, and could destroy everything with one breath is FOR ME.
This is where perfect love cast out fear. I know He loves me and that He is for me. A kingdom can not be divided against itself so If I am serving His kingdom He wants to lead me in the best way to do so.
I have no idea what is next but I do know, it will be great. I am praying that we will be a people who genuinely fear God and walk in His perfect love.
I also know a few other racers are praying about what is next for them. If you are looking for some crazy people to further the kingdom I know some.