awe: noun; an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like


Last night, our church held a worship night – an hour and a half of just worship.

I needed that time badly and God showed up.

As we sang, “The Stand”…

I’ll stand with arms high and heart abandoned,

in awe of the One who gave it all

I couldn’t stop thinking about the word “awe.”

And I was so overwhelmed with that awe and emotion that I couldn’t even sing.

I sat down, pulled out my journal and iPad {for the Bible} and these verses filled the page…

Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? ~Exodus 15:11

For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,
and he is to be held in awe above all gods. ~1 Chronicles 16:25

Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue;
I will proclaim your greatness. ~Psalm 145:6

I get so caught up in the seemingly mundane of the everyday that awe is the last emotion I would expect to feel in a normal day.

But isn’t that what counting my blessings every Monday is all about?

It’s not just a list – it’s an awe-inspiring list of all I have to thank Him for. It’s pulling out the “hidden” blessings to fill my heart with joy.

The awe I felt last night CAN be a part of my everyday.

To be in awe of Him and His work in my life is a choice I can make and will make today.

Thank you, Jesus.

More awe-inspiring thanks…

441. Garage sales with the whole fam!

442. Homemade pizza.

443. Greater self-control.

444. The start of the Maximize Your Mornings Challenge.

445. The start of the Good Morning Girls summer sesssion.

446. Really good laughs with friends.

447. Basement organization!!!

448. Nine pounds lost in 60 days!

449. “You know what I long for, Lord; you hear my every sigh.” ~Psalm 38:9

450. A FUN last MOPS meeting of the year!

451. Iced coffee from my Keurig!

452. Having a very well-behaved Big J at worship night with me and him saying afterward: “I liked ALL the songs Mommy!”

453. Being treated to lunch and great conversation with friends.

454. Sally Clarkson.

455. Freeing up my schedule to focus more creative energy into my home and family!

456. Texting with the hubby.

457. Freshly cut hairs on all three guys.

458. Being asked to be part of exciting new projects – and knowing when to say no.

459. Air conditioner and heater – we’ve needed them both this week!

460. “Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.” ~Psalm 127:1 {memorizing this verse this week!}


What inspires awe in your life?