We praise you for loving us, for coming to earth as a human to live perfectly so you could be our savior. We wish to offer up praise to you today, and we wish to let your have our hearts, homes, and hands to reflect your love to all who see or hear us. Lord, we thank you for encouragement to run the race you’ve set before us.We ask your forgiveness for our sins, so we can really hear you speak to us. We ask you to hedge us about, and keep demonic forces away as we worship you today.We ask you to help us not to be distracted. We pray you are glorified in our worship today. In Jesus’s name, amen!
The past few weeks, Birdie and I have been really encouraged by people from our past coming to worship with us. A young man who started riding our church bus to church in 1975 shows up, and all I could think of was wow! We had not seen him for 35 years! Then, our great friends from Trinity, Bill and Della Threlkeld showed up last week with a distant relative they have taken into their home to help. That alone will tell you how awesome they are.
I have not a shred of doubt, God does those sort of things to bring us encouragement! You may not, in this life, know how God uses you to impact people. You will in eternity! So, Thank you Lord, for giving us all glimpses of the joy to come!