What awesome worship we experienced at both services yesterday! How wonderful it was to come together and lift up praise to the Creator!! Rickey was a huge blessing, and I always enjoy sharing the platform with him. Offering up praise is so important as we communicate with a holy God, but also for us as we seek to be filled with His glorious presence. I felt His presence yesterday, and there is nothing more incredible than that.
As you head out for another week, I just wanted to remind you that we are one in Him. Now we have the opportunity to take Christ out to the people who so desperately need Him. Let's keep that spirit we experienced yesterday going! God will accomplish great things through us if we let Him. I was reminded of this passage in Ephesians 4:
2. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. 3. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. 4. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. 5. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6. and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all.
30. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.
31. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
So let's go out and be a light for Christ in a very dark world. We can win more people to Christ if we act more like Him. Let's spread the good news!
Love you all,