Our God is an Awesome God
Far too often we fail to realize just how blessed we are and how awesome and wonderful God really is to us. In Psalm 66:16 the writer pens, “Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul.” Why is it that we do not hear many Christians loudly and proudly proclaiming what God has done for them in this life? Is it perhaps because we haven’t truly given ourselves over to his will so that we could truly experience how awesome God really is? If any of us would truly obey God, and live faithfully in him, we would sing his praises and humble ourselves before Him every day of our lives.
Paul proudly exclaims, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3). It is important to remember here that the spiritual blessings of God are reserved for those who are “in Christ.” While God blesses all men physically, and gives all me the opportunity to hear, know, and obey his word (1 Timothy 2:4; Acts 17:30), only the faithful obedient Christ can receive and understand the great spiritual blessings that are reserved for his children. So again, why are more Christians extolling the wonderful gifts of God.
How has God blessed you today? Has he given you a place to belong (Ephesians 2:19–22)? A peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7)? A divine and holy purpose (Matthew 5:13–16)? A hope that those who are apart from Christ don’t know (Colossians 1:23; Ephesians 2:12)? Rest from the burdened conscience of sin (Matthew 11:28–30)? Joy (1 John 1:4)? Salvation (1 John 1:9)?
If God has blessed you spiritually, because of your obedience and faithfulness to him, then live joyful lives that exalt his awesomeness with your lives and with your lips. Thank him and live thankful, faithful lives. If you cannot praise his name because you haven’t yet experienced his loving-kindness, or you have left the table of your father, then please obey him today. Repent of your sins, confess his name, be buried with Christ in baptism. Or confess your sins and turn if you are an unfaithful Christian. Our awesome God will make it worth your while!