“In worship we reflect on all that God is and does and offer our praise and gratitude. To worship is to, as much as is possible, see God in full glory and worthiness. That is why so often worship is preceded by study. We seek to understand who God is and remember all that God has done, and then all we can do is marvel and adore. We can only enter into worship of God if we view God as worthy, if we understand our proper place in our relationship with God.”
Year with God
Richard J. Foster
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As I have been out of town the past two Sundays, I look forward to a continued search. We are still seeking a place to call “home” in our new hometown. We haven’t been able to be “here” too many Sundays but we have enjoyed the churches we have visited. The Body of Christ truly is beautiful. Continue reading “Prayer for the day”
There will always be tumultuous times. There are specific times of upheaval that have major impacts for a generation to come. I believe we have been in that specific window and it’s about to close. However, tumultuous times will always be with us. Continue reading “A steady heart locks onto the Kingdom”
Matthew 19:16-22 tells the story of the rich young ruler. He asks what good deed he needed to do to have eternal life. Continue reading “If you’re serious about following Christ”
This is something I quickly recorded while I was on a long drive. Hopefully it might make sense and give folks an idea of what God is teaching me at this particular point in life.
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
The Lord wants to reveal his glory to his people. But that glory is only revealed through the work of the cross.
Lord, teach me to die daily. It is YOUR Kingdom work, not mine.
My current devotional reading is in Hans Urs von Balthasar’s book Engagement with God. I can take a paragraph and let it simmer for a day. (Which chafes my flesh because I want to get through books quicker to achieve my reading goals.) Continue reading “We plead for a poor and servant Church”