THE WORD FOR TODAY
BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: Genesis 28-30
16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” 17 And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!”
One of my Old Testament professors in seminary asked this question, “How do you know you have worshipped God?”
How do you know you have worshipped God?
Jacob was very tired from traveling. So he found a comfortable place, slipped a rock under his head and fell fast asleep. During the night he had an incredible dream…in that dream God assured him that HE was going to bless him in incredible ways. When he woke up he knew, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it?”
Many times God has been present…we have worshipped and we didn’t even know it. But here is what is amazing…when we may have missed that moment to recognize and worship God…we can worship HIM immediately in that moment. Jacob immediately declared how awesome that place was and that it had to be house of God.”
Perhaps you have “missed a moment” in worship. Distractions…disturbance…disorientation may have hindered your worship of God. But this very moment you can turn in worship…adoration…praise…and…commitment to God. You can recognize that HE is God and that HE is in control of everything.
Maybe you can say, “How awesome is this place because God’s presence is here with me…even NOW!”
Lord, how awesome are YOU in this very moment…I praise Your Holy Name…I bow my heart before YOU in adoration and praise…I want to live for YOU this day…In Jesus Name...AMEN!!!