Today is Sunday, February 24, 2019.
18 days until our next Glen Rose weekend!!!
Quote of the Day
“There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one.”
Laurence J. Peter, U.S. educator and writer, 1919-1988
Word of the Day
Halidom ~ a holy place, as a church or sanctuary. (Dictionary.com)
Last night’s Night of Worship was pretty awesome. I managed to get the whole thing on Facebook Live. Here’s the link for it: Night of Worship I’ve set it to “public,” so anyone should be able to watch it.
On a side note, my weather app says there is a chance of snow on March 5.
Not much else happened yesterday. This morning, we are getting ready to go worship again, at The Exchange Church, which meets at 9100 N. Beach Street, at the Northpark YMCA, in Fort Worth, Texas. Our worship gathering begins at 10:15.
TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL AND PRAYERS
All Scriptures are from the ESV unless otherwise noted
I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me.
Salvation belongs to the LORD; your blessing be on your people! Selah.
Psalm 3:5, 8
Today I am grateful:
1. For another opportunity to gather with the family of God and worship Him.
2. That last night’s Night of Worship went so well. It felt really great to be doing that again.
3. For coffee. Not all gratitude has to be spiritual, you know.
4. That God reveals Himself to us.
5. That we are able to find refuge under His wings.
Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem: Grant that we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise you in that City of which he is the light, and where he lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
(The Book of Common Prayer, A Collect for Sundays)
(From Faith That Matters)
Today’s reading is “Are You Prepared for God’s Revelation?” by A.W. Tozer.
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
“What is God like? What kind of God is he? How may we expect him to act toward us and toward all created things?” All good questions, and not simply academic. “They touch the far-in reaches of the human spirit, and their answers affect the life and character and destiny.” When we ask these questions in sincerity and humility, they must be pleasing to our Father.
God has provided answers, though not all of them, “not enough to satisfy our intellects and ravish our hearts.” There are answers provided in nature, in the Bible, and in Jesus Christ, His Son.
And these answers do not lie on the mere surface. “They must be sought by prayer, by long meditation on the written Word, and by earnest and well-disciplined labor.”
“God can be seen only by those who are spiritually prepared to receive him. Are you prepared?”
I like to think I am prepared. I believe a good bit of my spiritual life is spent in that preparation. Each morning, I prepare myself to try to receive revelation about God. Some days I do receive; other days, not so much. It seems to depend on how well I remember my morning preparation.
“Lord, help me see, apprehend, and understand the light of your glorious revelation.” Yes, Father. I desire You like yesterday’s deer needs the water. I long for fresh revelation of You each day. Let me not be satisfied with the stale knowledge of yesterday. Show me the path to acquire You daily. Let me find Your fresh, new mercies, each morning.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13)
Soli Deo Gloria!