God, the only God, Who created the heavens and the earth, is strong and powerful and perfect in all He does. He is awesome, magnificent and wonderful. He is Holy.
When I stand before Him, I am suddenly confronted with the reality of my small, inadequate, fractured, and polluted self. My tiny existence. His perfection only making me keenly aware of my imperfection. Yet I can confidently stand before Him because of the work of Jesus on the cross.
He forgives me fully, loves me unconditionally, accepts me just the way I am. He keeps no record of my wrongs. He gives grace, more grace and then, even more grace. It’s grace unending.
The fear of the Lord is the knowledge of His greatness and at the same time, the knowledge of His great grace toward me. This causes me to move toward Him, to get closer to Him, to seek Him, to love Him and to worship Him.
I don’t cower in fear or run and hide. I confidently run to Him and I get His great big loving embrace.
I can stand before Him knowing He is Great and Perfect and He sees me whole and perfect, made that way by Jesus.
True fear of the Lord, makes me run to Him, worshipfully thankful for all He has done and all He is doing. I love Him and He loves me.