Have you ever seen or experienced the glory of God in a way that dropped you to your knees?
One of my new, favorite Bible passages is Isaiah 6. In this chapter, Isaiah described his vision of seeing the Lord sitting on His throne. Here’s what the first verse says:
In the year that Kind Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.
Think about this for a second…just the train of His robe filled an entire temple! In the next verses, Isaiah wrote that seraphims surrounded Him and sang, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” Verse four says that the foundations of the temple shook at the Lord’s voice–the voice that had called him–and the temple was filled with smoke. (Isaiah 6:1-4)
After taking in this incredible sight, Isaiah was so moved by seeing God’s glory, the true and brightest Light that he fell to his knees. In today’s terms, he basically said, “God, I am nothing. I am lost, and I am not worth enough to stand in your presence. Seeing you and your glory has changed everything, and all I can do is fall on my face and worship.”
Can you imagine seeing or experiencing God in such a way that you realize just how awful we are and just how incredible He is?
With this New Year upon us, I pray that this will become our true New Year’s resolution: to seek God in a way that drops us to our knees, where our only action is to worship Him. Only when we see just how incredible He is, we will see just how we DON’T deserve His love. And yet, we will see that He loves us anyways. With all of the things about ourselves that we want to change with our New Year’s resolutions, God looks at us and says, “I love you just the way you are, My Child.”
If we actually stick to this resolution–to seek Christ more each and every day–maybe we’ll see that He truly is greater than anything that we can even imagine. Maybe, just maybe, it will be a resolution that we can actually stick to….