Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ordinary Time: Monday, September 16, 2008

I'll be out of town for the rest of this week for the Innovate Conference at Granger Church,  so no blogging until then. See you next week! 

Old Testament Lesson

One of the messages that God sends to Job in the end of this book is this: I AM GOD.  We can forget that sometimes. We can forget that we have access to the almighty, the powerful, the great, the strong, the Rock of Ages, the Great I Am, the King of all.  When you stop to pray, your prayers are heard by GOD!  How great is that? How awesome is it that the God of creation longs to be in communication and relation with us!  

Today, may we take time to realize how awesome God is! 

New Testament Lesson

One of the things that we see in the Bible is that God will call folks to places where they don't know where they are going.  God calls folks to follow on faith, not on sight. So, He will tell Abraham to go to the land that I will show you.  He doesn't tell him where, just go. Today, we see Paul see a vision to Go. Go to Macedonia and bring the world. The vision doesn't say where in, just go.  And God will make the way.

Today, if God is calling you to something or somewhere, even if you aren't sure of the way, go!  If you know that it is God, if you feel His call in your life, then follow it.  Go where it leads. Trust in Him. And He will no lead you astray.  

Gospel Lesson

One of the most powerful things to strengthen our faith and the faith of others is to remember what God has done for us, and to see what God has done for others.  We see many come to faith in this text because of what God did for Lazarus.  Because of that; many believed. 

Today, perhaps because of what God has done in your life, folks can see their faith grow. And, perhaps because of what God is doing in the lives other, you can see your faith grow. So, let's share and let's learn. But let's remember that all glory and praise goes to God! 

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