Gratitude is rooted in remembering. Joy, peace and worship are the fruit growing out of the healthy vine of thankfulness.
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
I woke up early this morning. I don’t know why, really. Maybe it was so I could see this sunrise.
I thought, “Heaven is like this…”
But then I realized there will be a day with no more analogies of “Heaven is like…”
There will just be an eternal day of Heaven is.
“When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
As we gather for worship today, let us make it our prayer that God would grant us wisdom in the knowledge of him. This only happens through the work of the Holy Spirit, so let us also pray that he would reveal God to us through Christ, and that in the awe of that revelation, we would worship.
God rescued us from self-love through the ultimate act of self-less love: his love displayed on the cross. Jesus is love, for God is love. If you know God through Jesus, you have the inexhaustible supply of his Holy love filling you. What will you do with that love today?
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
The truth that we believe is not the “truth” of this world. It shouldn’t be surprising to us when our claim of eternal truth from God is rejected by the thinkers of this present age, this present darkness. Let us love them with an other-worldly love, even as we proclaim to them an other-worldly truth.
Can you imagine this…that the very love of all eternity with which the Father has loved the Son is in *us*, through Christ? What will you do with that love today?