Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Who Do You Emulate?
I Want My Daddy
Matthew 18:1-6At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and thathe were drowned in the depth of the sea.
The sermon at Open Door
Church, was a bit longer but this is a digested message to fit on one page.
Pastor Allan was in the
motion of putting his guitar down when his young 5 year old daughter escaped
from the baby sitter and ran down the Church aisle calling for her dad.
her tiny hands in his and prayed with her to have a good lesson in children’s
church and kissed her on the top of her head.
He mused; a child’s will and
desire is only thinking about themselves.
The driving force to see her
dad sent her running to meet Him.Although this was an awkward time for Pastor, he acted as a gentleman like
unto our Father God.
With God there is NO
inconvenient time for us to run to Him.God has a tender heart and is always a gentleman and does not force His
will upon us.
Children emulate their
parents.Who are you emulating?
Realize we are children of
the living God and we are precious in His sight.May all doubt and fear be stripped away as we
willing run to the Father God.Do you
realize that God is in you even in your brokenness?A respectful yet humble person can get things
done for the kingdom.
As the Pharisee was praying,
he was bragging about how good he was.He was proud and his heart was hard.How is your heart?Is it hard or
At times we get caught up on
what we can’t do, and fail to recognize what God is doing for us and for those
around us.He never stops loving you, no
The more we praise God and
desire Him, He will show up.
This is important, that we
learn to forgive and to accept forgiveness.May we earnestly desire to serve God out of Love, and not out of
Press in because you want to
love and worship Him.The bent over
woman pressed in and touched the hem of His garment and was immediately made
If we just do enough to get
by – that is not pressing in.Let’s not
do average anymore, but press toward the mark of the High Calling.No low bars, but let us raise the standard.
What was Christ’s standard of
living?He walked in the dust, but He
spent many nights alone with God in prayer.
Allow Jesus to take away all
that is ugly and nasty in our lives and to reflect in our spirit and in our
faces the joy of the Lord.Be still and
let God be God.
Un-forgiveness prevents us
from loving people.
Sometimes it is difficult to
forgive; someone stole our innocence, someone abused us, they cheated us, they
stole from us.
When you hate and judge, you
are judged.When you fail to forgive it
hurts you worse than it does them.
We are searching for acceptance,
like a little child who is desiring to be welcome and to find a place.
No matter how long you have
served our Lord, you are still a work in progress, so keep pressing in and keep
running to the open arms of the Father.