Have you ever felt something was missing in your relationship with God?
We don’t mean more time in prayer or Bible reading or Scripture memory, although if you know the Lord, you also know if He is urging you to devote more time to those spiritual disciplines. You know if you need to make a recommitment to church or small group attendance or keep that promise you made to your pastor or youth minister. But no, we don’t mean anything that involves checking a box, even a spiritual one.
What we’re talking about is what’s often missing in our churches and in our personal faith-walks today: a sense of awe. It’s the quality that gave Awe Star Missions its name, and it comes from a passage in the book of Acts: “Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles” (Acts 2:43, NASB). The ESV puts it this way: “And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.”
What is this sense of awe? It’s nothing we can produce. We may at times try to create it via modern technology, but awe doesn’t come from a smoke machine or a passionate guitar solo. It doesn’t come from any human element but from the presence and power of our Lord God Almighty, who sends His Spirit upon us and gives us the holy expression of a sense of awe.
Despite the fervency of our prayers and the faithfulness of our service, we noticed we were often missing that sense of awe too. So we decided to offer an Awe Night, not to seek an emotional experience, but to seek the Lord and His powerful presence in our midst.
The true sense of awe God brought us that night blessed those who attended and encouraged us so much that we’ve decided to repeat it one day next month (and again in future months).
If your faith has become more rote than real, if you long for a touch of His presence, if you want to join us in seeing the unseen, we invite you to join us on Friday night, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. at the Awe Star office, 7621 E. 46th Place, Tulsa. We’ll spend time in worship, prayer, Scripture reading and true fellowship. Join us in prayer before that day as we prepare to seek Him—and once again, experience the awe.
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