I’m believing that God is so blessing you right now that you are having to open your door and yell to heaven “Hold up a while, there’s no more room here for blessings, we’re running over!!” For God is so awesome. That is a term that is so overused, and so little understood. We throw around the word “awesome” so freely, that we have absolutely no concept of what we are really saying. The dictionary gives the definition of the word “awesome” as 1. causing one to feel awe and 2. showing or feeling awe. By the way, the word “awe” means deep respect mixed with fear and wonder. The word “awesome” can and should be used to describe the works of God, the love of God, the mercy of God, and how He blesses us. But often it is then used in the very next breath perhaps to talk about an “awesome” pizza we just had for lunch, or an “awesome” car we just saw going down the street. Come on now! Awesome is a word that should be reserved for God only.
There isn’t a car going down the road, no matter how new and improved, that I cannot with just a little examination find something wrong with. There isn’t a pizza, no matter how good, that cannot be improved with a little touch of something. But God? What can I say? He doesn’t need improvement. There is no need of an “improved model”. And “awesome” is a word that on a scale of 1 to a zillion, which scores about 10, but it’s the best word we have to describe God who is beyond perfection.
 So until a better word comes along with which I can glorify my Lord and Savior, I’ll just have to make do with it. It’s a meager and piddling term, a grain of sand on the seashore, to say the least. And you can bet I won’t be using it to describe lesser things. To do so just makes the word “awesome” worth less, to me, and to you, and to God.
I stand outside at night and look up at the stars. I’m speechless. “Awesome” here would be the understatement of a lifetime. Sometimes silence is best. Just look, consider, and try to soak it in. It’s impossible. As the miracle of a newborn baby, or the beauty of a flower, which, by the way, science with all it’s wonder cannot create from nothing even a living blade of grass. Yet God did, without anyone’s help or resources. And the thought that God loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, to redeem us from our sins, staggers my imagination. He wants to make sure we spend eternity in heaven with Him. “Awesome”? Yes, that’s awesome. That’s love in action. That’s God! He is the only one worthy of the word “Awesome”.
The very next time you’re tempted to use the word “awesome”, make sure you say “God” right behind it. That’s the correct use of the word. Courtesy of your teacher of “English 101”, yours truly.