How you walk has to do with your vision. How you see God will determine how you follow him. Seeing God for who he is will lead you on the path of intimacy with him... the walk of the fear of the Lord.
“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” Isaiah 6:5 NIV
Isaiah had a life-changing moment. And it all began with seeing God for who he is. Isaiah saw the Lord high and lifted up. He heard the angels calling out, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty.” He felt the doorposts and thresholds shaking with this awe-inspiring worship.
You will never walk in the fear of the Lord unless you know and experience God for who he is. It is vital to realize how set apart (holy) he is. If there is any measure of seeing God as a created being, your response will be telling. If God is a lucky charm or a good buddy, there would be no reason to obey him.
A revelation of God’s holiness divides. It calls for a response. Isaiah responded appropriately. It was a response full of the fear of the Lord. He called out, “Woe to me.” In the presence of this holy God, he immediately recognized his unholiness.
When you see God for who he is, you can either run or completely bare your soul and own your sin. The one who walks in the fear of the Lord will not make excuses, but will step toward God in humility.
Recognize the greatness and holiness of God. Respond with the fear of the Lord - open and broken over your sin. This will lead you to new intimacy with him.
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