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Oh My God! (Devotion)

Oh My God! (Devotion)

By Julie Terwilliger on November 05, 2012

Many times when hearing this phrase, our initial feeling is a sense of alarm: “What happened? What’s wrong??”

I was brought up believing that this statement was taking the Lord’s name in vain.

What if it initially was not intended to take His name in vain?

What if we take back what was used in vain to instead praise His name?

Instead of a sense of alarm what if “Oh my God!” could carry a sense of awe?

Let’s try it out: “Oh my God! Look at that sunset He painted tonight!”

“Oh my God! Your love amazes me.” etc...

Now you try: “Oh my God! ________________________________.”

Ok, so to tell you the truth these ramblings are not necessarily about the statement “Oh my God,” but rather what might bring about saying (or even shouting!) it.  A sense of awe.  How often do we find ourselves truly in awe?

A few recent moments of awe:
As a jewelry designer I am not only amazed by the incredible beauty of the many gems that God created but recently while at work in our store I had an ‘awe’some revelation that God buried those gems as treasure for us to find!  Oh my God, what a FUN and creative Father He is!

And then there have been several times (again, at work), while listening to worship music,  I have been brought to tears by His sweet presence...”Oh my God, why am I crying? Thank you Jesus for spending this day at work with me.”

Another time I got news from a friend (I guess all my awesome moments are at work), she had been miraculously healed of cancer!  I could barely contain myself... “Oh. My. GOD!!!”

I pray that God would show us awe-inspiring things everyday.  Whether it be in creation, the works of His hand or in a scripture that brings you to tears, a realization of the depth of His love, a word spoken in season, answered prayer, miracles, or even a revelation of God Himself!

Every awesome “Oh my God” moment will always lead us to worship Him. AWEsome!

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Julie Terwilliger

Julie Terwilliger

Julie is a business owner, designer, worship leader, and iPhoneographer. She loves Jesus, elevating others, laughing & living life to the fullest with her husband & son in Michigan.