Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created Revelation 4:11
The book of Revelation has some exceptionally vivid descriptions of the Lord, revealing a dramatic need for reprioritizing what consumes my thoughts, my time, and my energy. Worship the Lord for who he is. He is the great Creator, the great King of Kings and the Lord of all. Worship not because of what he has done for us, but simply for who He is. He is worthy.
With these thoughts in mind, the heart is ready to accept a deeper appreciation of His scandalous love toward us through Christ. This God who is worthy of our worship rescued us and restored us to Himself. As we think about His character and whom it is that died for our sins, it becomes more natural to speak to others and intentionally guide the conversation to where we share a part of our redemption story.
Remember the airplane that lost both engines and landed on the Hudson River? The passengers must have thought the world of Capt. Sullenberger! He rescued them from certain death. Everyone in back was powerless to do anything to save themselves – they had to trust in the ability of the flight crew to guide them safely in. If you were on that plane, you would want to share that story – a lot! Our great Savior came to save that which is lost and He is worthy of our worship and praise. The incredible story of His rescue and redemption makes for a remarkable conversation with family and friends.
Today Take time to worship God for who he is – and let that become part of your conversation today
Prayer Pray for Jillian Stockdale, our Missionary in North Africa. Jillian is reaching out to Muslims with the Gospel there. Pray for her personal time of worship to be rich and full, and for her keen awareness of God’s overwhelming presence in her life. ... See MoreSee Less
I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth. Isaiah 49:6b
How refreshing it is that God is doing the work in us, that He is making us into the light He wants us to be to spread the Redemption Story everywhere! This empowerment is not based on our determination, our efforts or anything that represents an attitude of “if I just try harder I know I can accomplish anything I put my mind to doing”. Rather, we are empowered by Him to be that light. The Lord Jesus died on the cross and sent the Holy Spirit so that we can be made a light for the nations.
Jesus knows our days even before we are born. Psalm 139:16 tells us that our days are written in a book and in Hebrews 13:5 we are told the Lord will never abandon us. The next verse, Hebrews 13:6 draws a great conclusion – “knowing this, we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear…” The fear and uncertainty of our inadequacy is broken when we rest on those promises.
So, we can see that God working in us each moment of the day to transform us and strengthen us into being His light for all nations. That is a great gift to unwrap.
Today Ask God to show you that he is making you His light to shine the Gospel Story to others.
Prayer focus Take some time to pray for the Nelsons as they shine God’s light in Swaziland, Africa. Philip and Ashley are one of the missionary teams that The Summit supports. ... See MoreSee Less
Join us tonight from 5:00 - 6:00 PM for Pastors' Coffee. If you're looking to get plugged in here then this is the best place to start. No registration is necessary and the coffee is free. #freecoffee #pastorscoffee ... See MoreSee Less
Join us this Sunday as we continue our Advent Series called Sent. This week we will be looking at reflecting Jesus as the greatest, most beautiful thing of all. #advent #beauty #Christmastimeishere ... See MoreSee Less