"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is Spirit." 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
So today. Today is a day that I will live. I will live today with all that I have. I will sing, I will laugh, I will shout and I will tell of the ONE who made me. I will tell of the ONE who knew me before the earth was formless and void. I will tell of the ONE who knew my unformed self. I will tell of the ONE who wove me together in my mothers womb. I will tell of the ONE who who chose to be born like me. I will tell of the ONE who experienced and endured all that I know. I will tell of the ONE who died, fought back death and won. I will tell of the ONE who is waiting eagerly yet patiently for the command. I will tell of the ONE way to hope, truth and life. I will tell of the ONE way to the FATHER. I will tell of the ONE who longs for you to accept HIS love. simply HIS, jb
These are thoughts I had this Sunday while visiting a church service in the Bay Area of California.
Sometimes we fool ourselves. We fool ourselves into thinking that our reverence and worship are the "IT" God is longing for. Yet, the things that pop out to me in scripture, the things that bring joy to PAPA and are a pleasing aroma and glory to HIS NAME is when our hearts are completely poured out to HIM. There is a fulfillment of GOD'S promise of grace when we rely on HIS holiness instead of depending on our reverence. How many of us "knew" the proper way to worship when our souls began to cry out for hope and salvation; for renewal and restoration? How do we know that the way we set up worship is pleasing to GOD? 2Songs, a prayer, 3 songs, communion, contribution, a song, sermon, 2 songs, prayer, dismiss...Is this pleasing to GOD or to me?Is GOD pleased by regiment and ritual? If our hearts are truly poured out to HIM, then yes!If is is simply a set of hoops to…