When I have problems and am helplessly facing the overwhelming I have hope. I hope because our God is the God of all grace! His grace that rescued me yesterday is still as vital today. His promise to be with us always includes this very second. How great a peace He offers when I trust that in all conflict all difficulties all disappointments and failures He remains always and ever the God of all grace!
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
I Peter 5:10 NKJV
Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. John 9:37-38 ESV
Discipleship of grace begins by faith – but it will only grow as we worship. One pitfall in our modern church is that we are so comfortable that we end up connecting worship in our minds to a hushed mood, a moment in the performance and a time to settle back into our comfortable seats.
But in the Bible we see Moses worshipped bare foot in the desert by a burning bush. We see Elijah worshipping God at a stone altar even when the crowd was loving the 400 man worship team at the 1st church of Baal. David worshiped while he watched sheep and Daniel worshiped in the lion’s den. All of these people were worshiping because they had met by an awesome God and they wanted Him to get all the glory, no matter what the circumstances.
Dial it forward to Jesus meeting the blind man in John chapter nine. First, He became His healer. Later after no one else could accept him, Jesus became His friend. Finally when Jesus showed the man who He really was He could do nothing less than worship. Before we can walk down the road with Jesus or gives us something more to do we must learn what it means to truly worship Him. No ministry is more important, no goal so vital, no relationship so precious that it can stand in the way of our worship. We will know that He is worthy and worth more than all we have to give, when we begin to uncover the truth of who He really is!
Does it feel as if God calling for change in your life tonight? Mary faced one of the biggest decisions of all time when Gabriel brought her a message from God. Her choice set the stage for our Savior’s birth. Here is a little early Christmas greeting and song for my friends – especially my family at Allied Skilled Nursing. Missing you all here in Florida but God has brought some changes to us all this year and has Good News for us each this Christmas. Blessings!
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