This morning at church was so uplifting! To say that I needed to be "lifted" is the understatement of the year. I am known to exaggerate at times (don't tell my husband), but it is only February, so it is definitely the understatement of 2013... Our Sunday mornings usually consist of me bathing and clothing the kids and barely making it to the car with my underwear on straight, followed by a hair-raising 7 minute car ride where at least one of the 3 kids lives are threatened, undoubtedly followed by some variation of the phrase "Jesus Keep me near the cross" and then Jonathan takes the brood to their Sunday school class rooms while I sit in the car to do my makeup and clean kid snot off my sleeves with a baby wipe...
Back to the uplifting part: Our sermon series is about being the hands and feet of Jesus as the church. Aka: getting off our spoiled butts and loving Jesus and others outside the doors of the sanctuary! The music was amazing too. We sang cornerstone by Hillsong. Do you know I almost had a glory spell! The words of this beautiful song literally broke my heart and renewed my spirit all at once. PEOPLE, STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING and THINK about the meaning!!! "My anchor holds within the veil!" The fact that our security in Jesus is in his presence! There is no more veil in the temple to separate us from his presence, no need for a priest to plead for forgiveness of our sins! The image of the veil being torn from the top to the bottom by the unseen hand of the heavenly father, upon Jesus' death on the cross gives me chills! I said chills Ya'll! How can we not go out and share the light, the love and the life?
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[a] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
This week I pray that the love of Jesus will light a fire in my heart and in yours! Challenge: Be different. Start at home. Ask Jesus to give you a renewed spirit and a sense of urgency. How many of your friends and family need to know your savior?!? I am asking God to make me a suitable vessel to spread his Love. I want people to see the light in my life and desire to know WHAT I have! I have a savior who died for me and for you! I am not always the most eloquent at explaining my faith, but thank God that I don't have to be. I will be praying for God to light a fire under all of us this week....so, if your britches catch fire...know that you have been prayed for...LOL