There is something in the air, do you feel it? Year after year, this week hits me with wonder, awe, and an utter and humble reality of my sin. This is a time when pressing in doesn’t feel like an obligation, but a response to who God really is. This week we celebrate and reflect on the greatest gift ever given, God’s own Son, His sacrifice and resurrection.
We took a little trip back to Idaho this weekend, and as we were worshipping with our Church family there, I started asking God to overwhelm me again. I sang it over and over, as if the song of my heart was on repeat. “God, I want to be overwhelmed by your presence, by your majesty and wonder.” Not the kind of overwhelmed that leads me to the rock that is higher than I. I was asking that by His presence, I would be in complete awe and surrender by Him and who He is.
Have you ever been in a moment that you were completely overwhelmed by the presence of the Lord? A realization of who He is that drops you to your knees, and all you can do is weep. I think back to those special times, and the people surrounding me, what I was doing, and how I was feeling drifted away, and all that mattered was I was with Him and entirely overwhelmed. A few years ago our friends invited us to a home church service. It was there that I found myself in a new house, surrounded by new people and my face was in their living room carpet, sobbing and I didn’t care. I didn’t mind that mascara was smeared all over my face and that I was exposed in my weakness. I didn’t care that God was doing something new in my heart and others were watching it before their eyes. I didn’t care that snot was dripping from my nose and all I could do was cry out, “Thank You God!”
Why is being overwhelmed by God and His presence so important? It is in those very moments that our focus is completely shifted from the world and ourselves to The One who deserves our attention, adoration and everything that is within us. Our biblical truths that we stand on are getting more and more twisted. We hear that we are only allowed to say this and not that but does not line up with the Word of God. This is a moment, as we enter Easter Sunday, that we must be overwhelmed by Our Father again, and know Him and His truth in and out as it becomes more tested every day. This is a time to say in our hearts, no matter what surrounds us in distraction, we cannot stop gazing at the One and Only True God!
Prepare your heart this week, seek Him, cry for your sins again, pray, fast, press in. This is a moment that there is an atmosphere change in the spiritual that we must be aware of and tap into. I hear that song, “I feel it in my bones you’re about to move, I feel it in the wind your about to ride in…”