Holy Terror

construction project drawingsFear the Lord.  I love when people say that means respect the Lord.  There are plenty of words for respect, so why didn’t they use one of them?  No, the bible writers meant fear.

I think I understand the fear of the Lord because even though I trust him fully.  I am terrified.

Most of us normally pray the sissy’s prayer.  When I stopped praying that and started praying to be useful, I started to be terrified of what God would do to me.  Sure I trust him, but I know there’s a lot of work to be done on me and it will hurt like hell.   But what can I say?  “No, I’d rather be useless”?  I must give myself fully to his fire, the accompanying agony… and immeasurable blessing.