3 Steps to Worshipping in Holy Splendor

“Give to the LORD the glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come into his presence. Worship the LORD in all his holy splendor.” 1 Chronicles 16:29 (NLT)

Throughout the Bible, we read of many holy moments. Moments when eternity entered time.

“True religion confronts earth with heaven and brings eternity to bear upon time.” A. W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy.

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Inside / Out – Is Your Inner Beauty Showing?

“Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow.
Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up.
These events will bring great honor to the LORD’s name;
they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.”
Isaiah 55:13

Esther was thrown into the desert with the briars and thorns of a highly competitive beauty contest in Persia, the land of her captivity. Yet, she lived up to her Jewish name, Hadassah, Myrtle.

Are you living in a desert with nettles and briars surrounding you? You can be that myrtle tree growing up among nettles and briars. You can provide shade and fragrance as you point the prickly annoyances to our sovereign God.

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Secrets We Leave Behind

When I read a book and find a nugget of truth, I highlight it and sometimes write myself a note by it. Sometimes I mark the page with a sticky note.

You can tell quite a bit about a person by picking up the books she reads and flipping through them. Oh, the secrets we leave behind.

I spent time in 1 John this morning. I typically spend time in my NASB Study Bible, but I wanted to compare. I pulled out my Scofield Bible.

I got distracted.

Blessed beyond measure.

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Let’s Be Lovestruck Together

A beautiful gift awaits you. Swarovski crystals punctuate the ribbon. You gently release the bow and carefully fold the ribbon. Loosen the brightly-colored wrapping paper and set it aside to use another time. An even more beautiful piece of wrapping paper appears … another, golden … another, silver … one more bejeweled. You pick up the glistening silver-laden box. 

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