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Join Us For Worship This Week!

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The Word of the Lord

Friday, September 4, 2009

How Do You Enter?

Hey Worshipers!

Here's a question for you, how do you enter the sanctuary on Sunday. No, I don't mean, what door do you come in from. But, what's on your heart and mind as you make your way to the car, perhaps run through the drive-through to get your favorite Mocha Latte and then pull into the full parking lot at Wanamaker. As you get out, do you begin to imagine what could happen today during our celebration? Do you wonder how God might speak to you this day?, or is your mind on other things? Questions. . . So many questions and thoughts that plague our minds. What will I do with this job I'm in, or how will I find that job? The things that our minds get fixed upon and the trips around the world we can take in our minds, at times, serve only to engulf our imaginations and put us on pause over things that we wish could be and the disappointment and sadness that enslaves when we decide that those things just aren't in the cards for us.

Not everyone is a dreamer, like me, so I'll let you off the hook, but once again, I must ask, what occupies your thinking as you approach that moment of your week that has the potential to change your life forever. Doubt? Fear? Boredom?!

With our services being somewhat condensed at times, we must begin our journey toward worship at the moment we awake. Prayer can start the moment we awake, not so much kneeling beside the bed, etc., but just beginning the dialogue of the day with our Lord.

Psalm 95 says, "Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods. He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hand formed the dry land, too. Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care." If only you would listen to his voice today! [My Emphasis] This is our God, we are under His care, will you hear his voice today?

Don't miss it, this Sunday! As you awake, begin pondering how you may hear His voice. Ask yourself questions like, "What might God share with me today?" "Lord, How would you like for me to enter your sanctuary today?" "Is there something I need to confess to you as I make my way to 3501 SW Wanamaker road?" And lastly, "who might I encourage today?" You come into the assembly of saints with unique life and Christ experiences that may relate well to what someone else has experienced this past week. Will you encourage a brother or sister in Christ with your testimony of how God has been faithful to you? Let's be the body of Christ, this Sunday and everyday thereafter.

Entering with You this Sunday,


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