Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wonderful King

So tonight is the David Crowder Band concert here in Greensboro, NC.  I am uber excited about getting to see them in concert!  Their music is utterly enjoyable and extremely worshipful.  However it's their creativity that I enjoy most.  This is a group of believers creating on the highest level, and doing it with excellence. After all, anything done in His name, or to His glory, requires our best effort.

When you get a chance, read through Solomon's effort to build the Temple.  It's found in chapters 2 through 4 of 2 Chronicles. I've been to the Biltmore House, one of the finest residences ever constructed in the United States. No expense was spared in the building of this wonderful North Carolina home.  But it pales in comparison to what was used in the building of the Temple.  I'm not going to spoil your read of 2 Chronicles - but check this out - The Most Holy Place was overlaid with 23 tons of fine gold!  The nails used were 20 ounces of gold EACH!  Talk about building a structure that's as worthy of His presence as humanly possible!

1 Corinthians 10:31 reads - So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  He deserves our excellence, nothing less.  Where in your life today are you giving Him your best, and where do you hold back from full-out surrendering to Him?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm baaaacccckkkkk!!!

So here's the deal - I've neglected this blog way too much these past couple of weeks.  Not just neglected, but ignored.  It's hard being a bivocational associate pastor (meaning I am working a full time job in addition to ministry), but life is hard and busy.  I've used that as an excuse lately, but refuse to continue down that road.  I may not post as many times, or as in depth, but i will be more faithful in this endeavor.  

How in the world are you doing?  Are you encouraged or in need or encouragement?  Are you happy or sad?  Where is your focus right now?

Today in reading through the book of Psalms I came across a great, warm reminder of Who is in charge.  Psalm 28:7 reads - The LORD is my strength and shield.  I trust in Him will all my heart.  He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.  I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.  What a great voice of encouragement.  Go ahead and enjoy today - He is in control!