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Worship: Week 2 - Devotion 1

“Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.” - Acts 2:41-43

On September 6, 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles played in his 2,131st consecutive pro baseball game, breaking the record of Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig. Many experts said Gehrig’s record would never be broken. To put the record in perspective, that’s playing over 13 complete major league seasons and never missing a game or being put on the disabled list. People who watched the game that night in 1995 believed they had truly been part of a once in a lifetime experience and were in awe of Ripken’s accomplishment.

Read Acts 2:41-43. The story in Acts chapter 2 took place right after the Holy Spirit came to Earth and 3,000 people got saved after a message from the Apostle Peter. People were in awe of what happened and probably knew they would never experience anything quite like that again in their lifetime. This response was worship.

You may have already had an “awe” moment in your life, where God reveals Himself and incredible things happen. It’s awesome to be a part of that experience. Write down your “awe” moment with God, either in a journal or on your device's note-taking app. It doesn't matter how big or small the experience was because it was your moment. 

Now, do you remember your response to that encounter with God? Did you realize at the time that your response was worship? Take time to thank God for those moments in life when He awes you with His power.

Emily Traylor