Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Sovereign Heavenly Father, I come before Your throne through the life, death, and resurrection of Your Son Jesus. Thank you for this privilege as Your child. Forgive me for the times when I have not practiced reverence for You the way I should. I ask You for insight and greater understanding of Your character, love, comfort, knowledge, mercy, grace, and power.
Infatuate my heart with Your splendor by removing all scales off of my eyes and directing me to more seriously do what is expressed in Hebrews 12:28. “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.“
I long to see You for who You truly are and for You to dispel any preconceived notions or ideas of Your character that are not true. Protect my heart from viewing You as anything less than great and deserving of my complete reverence. Give me a righteous fear (respect) of You and from that fear, let understanding and wisdom grow in me.
In Your Word in Proverbs 9:10, You say that “the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Direct me to fully comprehend that reverence for You is the only proper posture I can take when I begin to know You for who you really are.
It is such a great blessing to read and meditate on the promise You have expressed in Psalm 128:1. “Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, who walks in His ways.” Constantly remind me to be open to Psalm 86:11. “Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear [reverence] Your name.“