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Sitting at feet of Jesus

Sitting in Action

Last week Sandie and I decided to tag team on devotions for this week. We decided that the “topic” should be “At the feet of Jesus.”

Blessings(Listen and meditate on the message of this song before we begin), Blessings by Laura Story  http://youtu.be/4mmgV6mPvb0

This song has been a favorite of mine since I first heard it several years ago. Our son in law Kraig was discouraged because of his physical heath and this song brought comfort and continues to today.

Reflecting on events from the past, each of us can claim disappointment and sorrow, but today let’s again ask ourselves these questions.

         ANOTHER YEAR to get in touch with the things about me I want to change or the activities I want to do.  Many make New Year resolutions but I do not, they remind me of living under the law, if I make them and don’t or can’t keep them, then I feel guilty.  So I never make them.  The desire of my heart is to be continually filled and full of the Holy Spirit of God.  But, I don’t always feel that way.  Do I hear an Amen? 

         Reminded of the following scripture, once again, it is time to come to grips with the absolute glory of God, who He is and why I exist.  Continually praising Him for His grace, mercy and love.  Knowing my sin and guilt are forever forgiven and I do not live under the law.

Acts 17:24-31

Today’s Blog is taken from Oswald Chambers Devotional-Written 100 years ago, this message is as thought provoking today as it was then. 

The Supremacy of Jesus Christ

Nov 29, 2012

Today, ReadyDearborn is being activate and prepared for a planned protest this afternoon in Dearborn, MI. We are asking that everyone be praying for the scheduled event. We ask that you keep in prayer:

·         First Responders as they respond  and prepare for potential events

·         Local Faith-Based Leaders who are mitigating the events

Some years ago while serving on staff of a local church with all of its many daily leadership responsibilities, our family had a crisis that set us on our heels emotionally and spiritually.  The situation was so devastating we were almost blinded and rendered immobile by the overwhelming emotions and spiritual implications. At the time it did not appear as if there would ever be a good way through this crisis. And, as is so common to those in crisis, we were so shocked all we did was focus upon the crisis itself.

It was in this crisis moment, my pastoral mentor prayed with us and challenged us to read stand on Psalm 91 each day. I learned to trust God in a new way and Psalm 91 was an integral part of the journey back from the spiritual precipice to a secure place in the shelter of God’s arms. We literally read it over and over again every day until the peace that passes understanding came to us. And, now 18 years later, what was once a huge daunting crisis has now been turned for good to them who love the Lord. Ever since that time, Psalm 91 is my “go to” place when I sense my emotional and spiritual security compass may be getting jostled. Here is why Psalms 91 is so powerful for me.