Monday, December 17, 2007

Worship

a Jesus thought...
"Don't begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don't try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously.” (Matthew 10:6-8)

a Godly thought...
To be called to a life of extraordinary quality, to live up to it, and yet to be unconscious of it is indeed a narrow way. (p170 Bonhoeffer)

a leading thought...
We should expect pressure. Learning how to handle it without losing our emotional balance, however, takes time. (p67 Barber)

a Dave thought...
Yesterday was full of meetings and events and opportunities to worship. In the morning I attended the 614 worship service where two soldiers were enrolled and their eight order graduates were acknowledged. I also was part of the 6pm worship service at Box Hill and then followed that by playing in ‘Come Celebrate’ a large carol gathering of over 5000 people in Nunawading.

But perhaps the act of worship yesterday that had the most significance was taking Scottish Dave down to Patterson Lakes to see his 11 year-old son, Callum on an access visit. As Dave (who has a brain injury) has not seen him for over six months it was quite a deal and although there was no music, lights, or even a stage God was still there and somehow I think He liked what He saw.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Simon Peter said...

What an awesome tranlsation of Matthew 10:6-8!! I love it!