Monday, November 2, 2009

Growing UP! Monday

One So Blessed

Yesterday our church service was AWESOME. It was one of those Sunday services where you could not deny the presence of the Holy Spirit. I told Paul I wanted to stick around for second service too!

Our pastor was teaching in first Peter. The scripture He focused on was 1 Peter 2:7, "Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious..."

He exhorted us to consider how precious we are to Him. To consider His goodness. To taste and see that He is truly good. He reminded us to repent and remove sin from our lives because sin deadens our spiritual appetite for Jesus. (I just LOVED that last sentence. How true!)

Our pastor has a LOVE for the Lord that is contagious. He asked us this question, "What did you do yesterday to show God you love Him?" Wow, what a great question.

Just as the song says, Jesus loves the little children...we are precious in His sight.

And He is precious to me too.

So, what about you? How are you growing? What have you been learning about our great and marvelous God?

"Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." Ephesians 4:15-16


Beth in NC said...

Hi Joanne, I am finding a trend here. Our service at our church was awesome! People were actually standing up and shouting. It was powerful and it was all about KNOWING WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST. Our pastor was preaching from Romans 7 & 8.

I have noticed that a lot of my friends had especially powerful services yesterday. Very interesting.

Love & hugs,

Anonymous said...

We had a pretty powerful service in NJ Sunday too! I left the service very hungry & so tired I needed a nap! Now THAT is one good service ;)

Lauren said...

I love God's church!! I am so happy that you have such a wonderful pastor who has no problem preaching the word of God. We do too, but are aware that not every church is so blessed!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

"What did you do yesterday to show God you love Him?" Wow..great question...a little convicting huh?!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

The Spirit was so present in our services yesterday it was awesome!

I just love it when His presence is so thick it just presses down on my heart!

AJ said...

I also have been telling people how great my pastor's sermon was yesterday... you could just feel His presence (in Central CA) He preached on Romans 11 and the story of Balaam and his talking donkey. The main point being that if God can use a man like Balaam - a pagan, then why can't He use us?! It is very interesting that God seemed to be moving in His church yesterday! PRAISE BE TO HIM! Great thought and question!

Denise said...

I enjoyed this post sweetie.

prashant said...

What did you do yesterday to show God you love Him?" Wow..great question...a little convicting huh?! Work From Home


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