Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Philippians 3:10-11

Good evening!

Philippians 3:10-11: I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

This Scripture really stuck out at me today and I've thought a lot about it.  We all want forgiveness and salvation and mercy and healing and redemption.  But there is one more thing that Jesus did on that cross.  He suffered and then He died and then He rose again.  All that He did for us on that cross is what we are supposed to strive to be and do and receive.  But I always forget about power.  I always forget that the same power that raised Christ from the death is available to me!

I want to know Christ...all of Christ!  It is not a surprise to me that I face things every day where I suffer because if I truly want to know Christ, I will share in His sufferings.  All of the evil that He had to bear, I will never know.  But it is my daily goal to know Him more, to fellowship with Him, to become more like Him...even in death.  Not a physical death but a fleshly death. 

Less of me...MORE OF HIM!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Psalm 105:2

Good morning!

Psalm 105:2: Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell about all His wonderful works!

This is one of my favorite worship songs of all time. Why? Because it's one I can keep singing and singing over and over again. It seems there is no end to it. When you sing it, you feel like you have a one on one audience with the Lord Himself. It's just you and Him. You are there to worship. To bow down. To proclaim He is your God. He is altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to you.

You will never know, how much it cost, for Jesus to see your sin, upon that cross.

No other words pierce my heart like those do. Gets me everytime! Brings me to my knees in worship. In humble gratefulness. In awesome wonder. In sweet surrender.

Enjoy the David Crowder Band and lots of other believers singing this great song, "Here I Am To Worship".

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Psalm 31:2

Good evening!

Psalm 31:2: Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.

Turn. Come. Be. Save.

All verbs God loves to hear from His children!  He creates us knowing that one day, we will turn away from Him.  No one is born perfect.  No one is always righteous.  Every one has that decision to make.  Are you going to walk this world alone and make your own way?  Or are you going to call out to God to walk this world with Him?  Will you ask Him to turn His ear?  Will you ask Him to come quickly to help you?  Will you ask Him to be your rock? 

Will you ask Him to save you?

Thank you Lord for turning, for coming, for being and for saving!