Authority · Beauty · Church · One · Passion · Spirit

beauty and passion…

Beauty… passion…I saw… both… at the symphony on Sunday…The beauty of many…coming together as one…Every member…under the direction of one…each with a different instrument…a different role…Beautiful…It gave me just a glimpse… an idea…of what the church could be…if we all came under One…and followed the same score…For in one Spirit we were all baptized into…… Continue reading beauty and passion…

Authority · Faith · Obedience · Power

obedience… a source of power…

It caught my attention in the reading through…The Lord utters his voice before his army,for his camp is exceedingly great;he who executes his word is powerful…Joel 2:11 ESV(emphasis added)I looked again… at another translation…The Lord utters His voice before His army;Surely His camp is very great.For strong is he who carries out His word.Joel 2:11…… Continue reading obedience… a source of power…

Authority · Battle · Change · Church · Grace · Hard

confidence… in the Foundation…

Jesus… a sure Foundation… trustworthy… settling…So this is what the Sovereign Lord says:”See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone,a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;the one who trusts will never be dismayed. …”Isaiah 28:16When words from the pulpit… divide… it’s wise to remember… the Foundation… the Tested Stone…┬áBeing sure… of Who is…… Continue reading confidence… in the Foundation…

Authority · Fear

feeling freedom…

Entering the sanctuary… an unexpected sense of freedom… washed over me…Something was different… as I stood alone… lights off… morning sun shining through stained glass…An odd time for our church… a week… in between pastors… no human authority over this congregation… for a moment… only Him…The Lord… unobstructed… unfiltered… unchallenged…His Spirit… free… from leaders… filled…… Continue reading feeling freedom…