Life is full of light and shadows, oh the joy, oh the sorrows

It has been a while since I blogged.  I just get so busy sometimes, and sharing my thoughts falls to the bottom of the priority list.  However, I am here now, and I will share.  A lot has happened since I last blogged.  We are starting a Hispanic service at Westside Baptist Church.  I am really excited about it.  A Hispanic service is something that is really needed in our community, and I really think that God is going to use this to change lives in the Hispanic population of our community.  We have felt as a staff that God has been leading us to this point for several months, and it is now actually going to happen.  I pray that God will bless and direct it.  Another thing that has happened is that the new David Crowder Band album has come out as well.  It is a great album.  I highly recommend that you get it if you do not have it already.  I think that it is one of the band’s most theologically deep works to date.  The title of today’s blog comes from the song “Shadows”.  One portion of the chorus says, “When all seems lost when we’re thrown and we’re tossed, we’ll remember the cost, we’re resting in the shadow of the cross.”  I love that!  No situation that we come into contact with in this life seem nearly as significant when viewed from the lens of the cross.  I think that we, as Christians, lose sight of that fact from time to time.  We can truly rest in the shadow of the cross.

I hope to bring a word of encouragement from several other songs from the album.  I hope that everyone has a great day.

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We open our hands and You reach for us

I just wanted to say something simple this morning.  Well I guess really I wanted to ask a question.  Are you, or your church, making a difference for the Kingdom of God?  I mean really.  Does your life make an impact in this world?  This is sort of a follow up to yesterday’s post, in that, God does have plans for your city, wherever you may be, but is your church cognizant of those plans.  In his devotional book, The Man God Uses, Henry Blackaby asks this question in reference to your community, “Is the darkness getting darker because the churches and Christians are busy, or is the light getting brighter because churches and Christians are obedient?”  Every Christian and every church needs to ask itself this question, and answer it honestly.  Please let me know what you think.  I know that there are many people who read this, and I would love to know your thoughts about it.

Published in: on September 19, 2008 at 10:57 am  Comments (1)  
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