I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free. (Psalms 119:32 NIV)
What is a Worldview?
By Jeanne Dennis, Colson Fellow and Centurion
A worldview is simply the perspective from which you view life, meaning, God, the world, yourself, and everything around you. It’s not some cold, philosophical theory. It’s real life. It’s knowing who you are, who God is, and why He put you here. It’s realizing how much God loves you, and yet understanding how holy and just this almighty, all-knowing, all-present God is. It’s knowing who He is and who you are in relation to Him and to everyone else on earth.
A Proper Worldview
For a proper worldview, we must be as little children, trusting our amazing, scary, wonderful Father. Open your soul to explore His power, beauty, and love. Rekindle your childlike wonder and faith as you purposefully rediscover all He has made and done. Suddenly, you will catch glimpses of God’s glory through His creation. Your first response may be fear or awe, and like Moses, you may realize that you stand on holy ground. Take off your shoes in reverence.
Then wiggle your toes, for “perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18 NAS). Perfect Love inspires both worship and intimate friendship. If you know God through Jesus, then worship with all that is in you while allowing yourself to savor the freedom and joy you have in Christ. If you don’t know Him, “now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). Discover here what the Bible says, and then act on it.
Choose to find your fulfillment in the only true freedom—submission and obedience to your heavenly Father’s will. Then enjoy the journey. Relish the delights of running barefoot on holy ground.
“A true understanding of God’s nature and character is our children’s rightful heritage. When we help upcoming generations really know God and understand who they are in relation to Him, we prepare them for lifelong faith, hope, and joy in a hostile, dark, and unbelieving world.” Jeanne Gowen Dennis
We Stand on Holy Ground
Playfulness, freedom, wonder;
Reverence, surrender, worship.
Love discovered; love fulfilled.
For God so loved,
And we respond in unspeakable joy.