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23.  "Sing to the Lord, all the earth!  Tell of His salvation from day to day.

24.  Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!

25.  For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and He is to be feared above all gods.

26.  For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens.

27.  Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and joy are in His place.

28.  Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

29.  Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering and come before Him!  Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

30.  tremble before Him, all the earth; yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.

31.  Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns!'"

1 Chronicles 16:23-31 ESV 


May our worship of our God, Who is most holy, be found worthy!

– Dale

 
COME LET US WORSHIP & BOW DOWN PDF Print

Our acknowledgment of God as King is seen or experienced in our desire to worship Him with our entire being.  If we recognize God as absolute, then surrender marks our daily lives as we walk in this created world.  But unfortunately, many who proclaim devotion are simply going through the motions – seen clearly in their propensity to allow this world and its desires to take precedence.

How often in your journey do you allow entertainment or personal gain to supersede your God-called act of worship?   How much energy and passion is expended in your life regarding your personal pleasures or advancement without an inkling of whether that choice is God's will for you?

Remember, as a disciple of Christ, He is our King, our sovereign Lord.  His will is our way – not the enticements of this world.

May we not be these ...

"‘These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me.  Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.'"  Matthew 15:8-9 NLT

But may we instead be these ...

"Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!  For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand."  Psalm  95:6-7 ESV

Give yourself completely to worshiping your King!

– Dale

 
STAY IN THE BATTLE PDF Print

“I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 ESV

A result of the coming of the Christ, is that peace now resides within the heart of those who truly believe that Jesus is God the Son incarnate   that He is indeed the Christ.  When that truth is accepted and one s will is given over completely to Jesus – then a peace that is beyond human comprehension floods the believer s heart, mind, and soul.  But not only does He, God the Holy Spirit, place that peace within the believer He also puts a sword in his or her hand!

Peace and swordplay don’t seem compatible, do they?

Perhaps not, but in the Christian faith they go hand-in-hand.  The peace we receive, being a divine gift, comes with much more power than anticipated.  As possessors of this gift, our eyes are opened to the warfare that is taking place at a fevered pitch all around us.  We observe those who are struggling because they are wrestling against the unseen enemy combatants in their own strength.  Then, suddenly the sword makes sense.

We are called never to become veterans, in the sense that we disengage from the conflict and seek retirement.  We are, however, called to use our veteran skills to assist others struggling for peace!

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:7 ESV

Stay in the battle!

– Dale

 
7-FOLD PRAYER PDF Print

1)  A prayer for reconciliation
2)  A prayer for compassion
3)  A prayer for wisdom
4)  A prayer for redemption
5)  A prayer for maturity
6)  A prayer for generosity
7)  A prayer for transformation

I read this seven fold prayer recently.  It was written for the church body at large, and came with explanations for each.  I thought that perhaps some of you might have insights regarding one or more of these needs?

Take a few moments to peruse the list –  where, in your estimation, is our greatest weakness?  I know this is subjective and with enough people commenting we would have all seven eventually named.

So perhaps, as you peruse, can you pray?  Pray for that one or more areas that keep coming back to as you scour this list.

Father, may we seek to excel in every aspect of Your divine will!

– Dale

 
GIVING TO GOD PDF Print

What do you give to God?

It s much different today than in the time of Jesus and centuries before.  Then, you would bring an animal you raised, crops you grew by the sweat of your brow or fruit that you would have nurtured through the seasons.  There was a real earthy connection with all that was offered! ... a true sense of giving of yourself.

Do you feel that connection through the giving of your gifts today?  It’s much different, isn’t it?

I am well aware that each of us invest ourselves in our occupations, and through those jobs we give.  But perhaps it seems more disconnected when we simply drop a gift in the offering plate or the pastor s pocket.

Let me just share that it doesn’t have to.  May I suggest a few ways for you to be somewhat more in touch with your gift and its destinations.

First, pray, seriously pray, in regard to the amount of your gift.  It may change from time to time!  Pray for how you can give sacrificially of any aspect of your life.

Second, earnestly pray for the work that your gift is going to ... your church, missions, evangelistic outreaches, etc.  Your prayers can cause the funds to go farther than we ever imagined.

Finally, pray for the souls touched and changed directly and indirectly through your personal gift.

These are just a few thoughts of how one can feel connected to the gifts given freely to God’s work.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

May you be blessed as you faithfully serve our King!

– Dale

 
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