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Stunned by God

When Father impresses us with Who He is and What He has done...we will find ourselves in an overwhelmingly impressed state. Then, we have no other choice or desire - WE HAVE TO WORSHIP!

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Stunned Ones Worship God

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STUNNED PEOPLE WORSHIP GOD!

When He impresses us with Who He is and What He has done... in our overwhelmingly impressed state WE HAVE TO WORSHIP!

Ponder this...

Abraham is promised at an advanced age that he will have a son. He looks at himself, then he looks at Sarai, and tells God, "How about this boy, my servant Eliezer, he can be my son."

In other words, "are you kidding me?... We are too old to have a son!" "No," God says "this son, as promised, will come through your seed!"

MORE TIME PASSES...

Then, Abraham has a go at getting a son through Sarai's handmaid Hagar, and Ishmael is born... "How about this one, Ishmael, came through my loins, he can be my son!"

God says, "No, this son, as promised, will come through your seed (Sarai included)"

MORE TIME PASSES...

At a very advanced age, God visits the elderly couple personally and declares that in one more year, this promised son, will come through the "elderly couple".

Sarai laughs, and Abraham "chuckles"

Do you see much faith here? If you do, let's be honest, it is not very much faith.

As God promised, against overwhelming circumstances, Sarai conceives, and the promised child, Isaac, is born! Wow!
Do you think this stunned man worshiped God? Ah, but we are not done yet!

The real glory (for me anyway) comes in the fourth chapter of Romans where Paul, writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, declares that Abraham NEVER "waivered" in faith!!!
WHAT?

God says Abraham NEVER WAVERED?

Makes me want to ask, "God, have you ever read the Old Testament that you wrote?"

The glory of course, as revealed in the New Testament that He wrote, is that Jesus has died for our sins, and removed them from us so completely, that there is NO RECORD LEFT OF THEM! THEY ARE GONE!!! GONE!!!

I AM STUNNED! ARE YOU STUNNED?

Then, let's worship him together, you and me, who as the New Testament says have NEVER wavered in faith! 
Worship Him, you "stunned ones of God"

WORSHIP HIM!!!

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What's In A Name?

My favorite name is from Exodus 34 where God heralds His own name.

My favorite name is from Exodus 34 where God heralds His own name.

There are many names of God. I believe they are there to show us that God is soooo big and so multi-faceted. Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Tsidkenu, Yahweh, Adonai, El Shaddai, Jesus, and of course, Abba Father and the list goes on.

My favorite name is from Exodus 34 where God heralds His own name. "You want to know my name? Here it is..."

"The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin."  
ISN'T THAT AN AWESOME NAME???

CAN YOU IMAGINE PRAYING TO HIM WITH THAT NAME? TRY IT!!!!!

Dear Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin... WOW. You are so awesome.... I forgot what I was going to talk to you about...

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Worship Thoughts...

Loving God, and LOVING PEOPLE! Now that is Pure and Unadulterated Worship!!!

Loving God, and LOVING PEOPLE! Now that is Pure and Unadulterated Worship!!!

What is worship? Is it singing songs and lifting your hands? Oh, that may be included, but I am not sure that would not be better called "praise".

Worship! It is such a bigger word than that.  So much grander.  So much more inclusive of ALL that God is...
So, how would I describe what true worship is?

Loving God, and LOVING PEOPLE! Now that is Pure and Unadulterated Worship!!!

How could anything we do be called "worship" that leaves out the very heart of God?

 

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