Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Κύριος Notes


Take It All
Searching the world
The lost will be found
In freedom we live
As one we cry out
You carried the cross
You died and rose again
My God I'll only ever give my all

Jesus we're living for your Name
We'll never be ashamed of You
Whoa o oh
Our praise and all we are today
Take take take it all
Take take take it all

Running to the One
Who heals the blind
Following the shining light
In Your hands
The power to save the world
My life

Scripture Reflection:Luke 19
45Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling. 46"It is written," he said to them, " 'My house will be a house of prayer'; but you have made it 'a den of robbers.'"
47Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him. 48Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.

The temple area, mainly the court of the gentiles...had become a place where the needs of the worship center were bought and sold...where currency from different areas of the Roman world were exchanged so that the sacrifices could be bought and sold.

It was nothing personal to the Gentiles is was just business...A place of worship had become a place where hawkers were selling at the lowest price and where utility had replaced personal connection with God. Lord Jesus you remind me that it is always personal.

So in the middle of life Lord, how do I make sure that in the middle of doing what seems to be your will do I make sure that the essentials of you work does not get lost. I am sure it was a gradual accommodation to the needs of the worship rituals that over time made worship impossible in the outer courts of the temple.

Part of the journey or the learning is to come to a heart knowledge of how to handle the sacred in the middle of a life that is surround by distractions, by details and by temptations.

Lord Jesus you understand the place where we find ourselves. Your Father's house that had been a source of knowledge and attraction when you were younger had changed into a place where robbers and would murders found refuge. That simple but true fact must have been something that you just could not stand any longer.

Lord Jesus help me to live this day within the knowledge that you want me to live a sacred life among the distractions and details.

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