Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Notes to the Lord:The Mystery and the Glory

The Mystery and the Glory

1 Timothy 3

14 I hope to visit you soon. But I am writing these instructions, 15so that if I am delayed, you will know how everyone who belongs to God's family ought to behave. After all, the church of the living God is the strong foundation of truth.

Lord Jesus--As I write this I am thinking and praying for Living Springs Community Church. I am praying for the Holy Spirit’ s work in the time that we have both when we are gathered together and when we are scattered.

Paul must have felt some of the powerlessness of being unable to know if he would ever get back to see Timothy and the assignment that he had given be able to encourage him, and give him pointers.

I know a bit about that sense of powerlessness, or maybe a better word is dependency on your power to be at work. Without your active intervention we can not live up to the instruction that has been given. Give power, Lord, to see your people live up to what you have call us to be.

16Here is the great mystery of our religion: Christ came as a human. The Spirit proved that he pleased God, and he was seen by angels. Christ was preached to the nations. People in this world put their faith in him, and he was taken up to glory.

There are so many ways that I have experienced grace and at the same time haven't a clue as to the extent or cost of it. I am the recipient of a great gift and at the same time a great mystery. Why did you ever do it, Lord?

Thank you Lord Jesus for the reminder of the mystery of grace that was expressed first in coming to this place and then in giving yourself for our freedom. It was to a fickle world that cheered you on Palm Sunday and jeered you a few days later that you allowed yourself to be sent...the essence of amazing grace.

In this day that will begin in a few hours help me to live out this simple faith with genuineness, humility, and authenticity.

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