Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pawns in the Hands of God

A Poem by Shannon Huetter

At times it seems that life is cruel;
For we are pawns in the hands of God.
Whether rich or poor it is His Rule;
He reigns above with His un-spared rod.

Omnipotent is the God of love
That sees and knows all that's done.
If we should take from Him above,
Remember His Death, our souls He won.

So take my life I cry to Thee,
You, who art my God, and Ruling King.
For even Moses and the prophets could not see
What a God of love and grace could bring.

My God, My God I am Your pawn
That needs Your guidance from dusk till dawn.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Worship--What? Why? How?

Here are some basic questions that need to be asked from time to time.

  1. What is worship?
  2. Why do we worship?
  3. How should we worship?

I believe that Romans 12:1 sums it up well:
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship."

How many times do we have the mentality of "I hope I GET something out of the worship today," rather than, "What can I OFFER today as worship?"

What can we OFFER in our worship, and how would that change the focus of many worship gatherings or services? Just some thoughts!!