Eight weeks ago, I started my first ever BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) at a local church. We are going through the book of Revelation. I was hesitant to start the Bible Study because I didn’t know anyone at the church and I’ve never done a women’s Bible study before unless I was the teacher. This was completely outside by comfort zone, but I took a step of faith and decided to go….and it has been ahhh-mazing!!!
I decided to share one of the things that has stuck with me throughout this study. Even though I signed up to learn about the end times, the Lord is teaching me so much more.
During this study, one question has been playing over and over in my mind. “Do I still live in awe of Jesus?” John wrote the book of Revelation (even though it was God-breathed , 2 Tim. 3:16) John was a close companion of Jesus. He was there when Jesus went into public ministry. John saw Him perform miracles. John was with Him all the time. He was there at the Last Supper. He rested his head on Jesus’ chest. He saw Jesus being arrested, beaten and even hung on the cross. He saw him die. He saw the risen Jesus. He called himself “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” John loved Jesus. He knew Jesus. During the book of Revelation it says that John heard the voice of Jesus, but when he turned around, he fell at his feet.
“When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” Revelation 1:17-18
Y’all, this verse changed me. If John, who intimately knew Jesus, fell at his feet….how do I react when I’m in His presence? John knew Jesus so closely, but when he turned around, he fell at his feet.
Am is still in awe of Him? Do I fall at His feet? Do I continue to worship Him as the God of Creation? the Risen King? Am I allowing the busyness of my life to crowd of my worship of Jesus?
I want to live a life in awe of Jesus. He is God. He is the Alpha and the Omega…the First and the Last.
I will leave you with this song by Mercy Me, “I Can Only Imagine.” It’s an oldie but goodie! 🙂