I sent this note to a few friends, and then I thought, why not just post it here. I’d love your thoughts.
I’m preparing for a talk on Tuesday morning, and the subject matter centers on worship being a response to being in awe of God (seeing Him as holy, seeing his creation, seeing his work in your life, etc). I’m not saying that awe is a requirement for worship, but that being in awe of God ought to lead to worship.
Here’s my question for you:
Do you think you can “be in awe” from more of a mental/intellectual standpoint, without having some intense emotional reaction or feeling? Or does being in awe always have emotion/physical feeling (if you know what I mean – like those gushy, tingly, cry-inducing, and/or overly joyous type feelings) attached?
And if it does require some sort of deep-in-your-gut feeling, what do you think prevents us from experiencing that more often?
I’d love any thoughts — well thought out or gut reactions.
(Note: We’re currently going through the book Satisfy My Thirsty Soul by Linda Dillow. My teaching will be based upon Is 6:1-8 and Chapter 2).