what wows you?

I got a question for you.  What wow’s you?  I mean, what really wow’s you?  Is it being in the outdoors like the Teton Mountains, or being with 80,000 fans at a stadium, seeing an amazing magic trick, looking at art or listening music, or a friend giving you a surprise gift.  There’s got to be something that really wow’s you and leaves you awed or speechless.

What if God just showed up in your bedroom and said, “Hey, wake up, you ready to see something amazing?”  And there you were in the throne room of God.  What would you be thinking?  That’s kind of what happened to Isaiah the prophet.  Would you roll over in your bed and say, “Hm. That’s cool.  But I am not crazy impressed.”

“In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings:with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said:  “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;  the whole earth is full of his glory!”

And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said:“Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” – Isaiah 6:1ff

Although none of us would say that to God, we often do when we read the Bible.  Wouldn’t it be amazing to just see God?  To be wowed by him?  Did you know that you can?  Every time you open the Bible you get a glimpse of God.  Does that wow you?  Often we become passionless in our walk and faith because we become Godless.  Passion for God comes from knowing God.  

Would you take up a challenge to read Isaiah?  There might be a lot in Isaiah that can be confusing or cause you scratch your head.  That’s okay.  I am still digging and discovering new and wonderful things about God there.  As you read (any Scripture for that matter) ask one question, “God, teach me about you?”  I promise, you will be wowed.

2 thoughts on “what wows you?

  1. Isaiah is amazing! The key to understanding Isaiah and all OT prophets is to understand that they have been fulfilled in Jesus first coming and the complete desolation of Jerusalem/Judaism in 70 AD, according to the words of THE Word of God, in the flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ in Luke 21:20-22

    “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near. 21“Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city; 22because these are days of vengeance, so that all things which are written will be fulfilled. ”

    All of these things happened in THAT generation, as Jesus prophesied many times throughout Matthew, Mark and Luke. The Kingdom is within reach! Who will seek it above everything else?

    1. Christopher, thanks for sharing your post. I respond with a hearty, amen! I agree that Isaiah (and all the prophets and all Scripture) point to Jesus. I will show this in future posts as I spend some time in Isaiah. My focus in this particular post as a reader of Isaiah not to simply come to Scripture thinking, “What’s in it for me?” but “What do I know about God?” With that comes an understanding of his redemptive purposes that Isaiah doesn’t just allude to (namely the Messiah), rather he makes plain, especially in chapters 40 and beyond.

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