Lord Jesus, you took on my humanity and were born just like me. You honored the human race by living among us and as one of us. You offered your body on the cross, were buried like us, and rose again not only in spirit but in body too.
When you ascended into heaven, you brought your body with you! You took our humanity to the very throne room of heaven. You are now bonded to us into eternity. We praise you and worship you! We are honored by your total commitment to the rescue of the human race.
As for me, I can live joyfully and confidently because you have guaranteed my ultimate victory over death, grave, and hell. I can bear anything, undergo any hardship, absorb any sorrow, face any satanic attack, or endure any loss when I know that I will soon be with you.
I’m not worried about what I will leave behind here on this earth. You will replace it all and give me much more. But my greatest treasure in heaven, Lord Jesus, is you. I can’t wait to see you face-to-face. I am eager to give you my love and worship in person. “And I–in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness” (Psalm 17:15).
Come soon, Lord Jesus.
“Because I am righteous, I will see you. When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied.”
Tonight marks a new chapter for me in my walk with Christ. After being involved with the same church for several years in different capacities, including leading worship, I begin serving with the worship team at our new church. It is exciting, yet it is also a little scary.
I will be meeting all the members formally tonight for the first time. And I will also be doing a short testimony and devotional time prior to their rehearsal. This is not something that is new to me. However, with everything that has taken place over the past few weeks, and with this being the first new church for me in about 8 years, it creates some anxiety.
The good news though is that at this juncture in my life I know without a doubt that God is on control. By trusting in him everything I say and do from this point forward will be guided by his hand. God does not fail.
(1) I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. (2) My soul will boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. (3) Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.
How can there be fear in talking about what God has done and is doing in our lives? It is our purpose as Christians to serve the master in this was as often as we possibly can. I have studied, prayed, and spent the time to learn how to properly praise and worship the Lord our God. It is time for me to share that with others. And as I put that into the proper prospective, and pray over it as the time soon approaches, the anxiety turns to excitement.
Yes, I am excited to share what God has given me. I want the world to understand more about how to have a relationship with him. I pray he uses me in a mighty way today as I share with this group of young people.