This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. John 17:3
Your reverence for God needs to be active and operational. Remarks about “the Man upstairs” and other off-the-cuff comments about God fail to communicate the attitude of a grateful heart.
When Moses approached God, he trembled at the sight of the Lord’s power and strength. Yet often we easily reduce God’s glory to fit within the casual context of human language. God demands our love. We are to honor Him with our lives and the gratitude of our hearts.
In the book The Pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer writes,
I want to deliberately encourage this mighty longing after God. The lack of it has brought us to our present low estate. The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. . .
The shallowness of our inner experience, the hollowness of our worship, and the servile imitation of the world which marks our promotional methods all testify that we know God only imperfectly and the grace of God scarcely at all. . . We must put away all effort to impress, and come with the guileless candor of childhood. If we do this, without doubt God will quickly respond.
Dear heavenly Father, help me to put away all efforts to impress, and come to You with the guileless candor of childhood.