Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines “aware” as knowing that something (such as a situation, condition, or problem) exists; feeling, experiencing, or noticing something (such as a sound, sensation, or emotion); knowing and understanding a lot about what is happening in the world or around you.
A doctor’s job is made easier when his patients obtain a greater knowledge about how to be healthy. Among the items on the American healthcare awareness calendar are national birth defects prevention month in January; heart awareness month in February; brain injury awareness month in March, national Parkinson’s awareness month in April and National High Blood Pressure Education Month in May.
Christians know that the problem of sin exists; we know our condition is hopeless without Christ; we have experienced the saving grace of His love and because we have His word, we see His hand in what is happening in the world around us.
Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His courts with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good: His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations (Psalm 100).
Our spiritual health depends on our awareness of God and our dependence upon His presence and guidance in our every day lives. Worship is the reverent awareness of God’s presence – acknowledging to Him that He, and only He, is Lord of Heaven and Earth – expressing that awareness though prayer, song, meditating on His word, obedience to Him and serving Him with joy.