Monday, July 8, 2013

in spirit and in truth!

A thought just struck me right between the eyeballs.  One I have had several times, but REALLY needed to be reminded of it. 

I can trust God’s word even though I don’t “FEEL” like it!  Even though things surrounding me tell me otherwise.  When my thoughts are swirling and I can’t get a grip on my emotions, God’s word is TRUTH!!!!  It is alive and living!!  Thats a fact!  You can take it to the bank and do whatever you are supposed to do at a bank.  

Yesterday I was in church and, quit honestly, didn’t want to be there.   Worship time came and after a few songs I felt the Spirit of God tell me “This is your cave experience”.  Remember the story of David when he was running for his life from King Solomon?  His life wasn’t going to well at that point and he was forced to hide out in a cave.  Bummer!  But, he worshiped anyway at the mouth of the cave!  He worshiped because God is worthy!  He worshiped because no matter what his life was telling him, God is STILL God!!  Nothing changes that fact! 

So I worshiped!  I put my feelings aside and I worshiped!  Don’t you think that is what is meant when we are told to worship in spirit and in truth?  

It doesn’t matter what is swirling around you, internal or external....the truth is this....Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever!  Jesus Christ is your hope and your salvation!  Jesus Christ is the author and perfecter of your faith and NOTHING can ever separate you from Him!  

If you don't know Jesus personally (I am not just talking about believing that he existed, but really KNOWING HIM) I URGE YOU!  No, I IMPLORE YOU!  Cry out to Him!  Fall on your face and ask Him to show himself to you!!  Then sit back and wait.  Jesus WANTS to be in your life!  He WANTS to help you navigate the vast experience of life and give you purpose and meaning to all you see and experiecne.  He wants to take your pain and make it something beautiful . 

STRONGER, Hillsongs
There is love that came for us
Humbled to a sinners cross
You broke my shame and sinfulness
You rose again victorious

Faithfulness none can deny
Through the storm and through the fire
There is truth that sets me free
Jesus Christ who lives in me

You are stronger, You are stronger
Sin is broken, You have saved me
It is written, Christ is risen
Jesus You are Lord of all

No beginning and no end
You’re my hope and my defense
You came to seek and save the lost
You paid it all upon the cross

You are stronger, You are stronger
Sin is broken, You have saved me
It is written, Christ is risen
Jesus You are Lord of all
There is none

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