How to Serve God with Godly Fear

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Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken,
let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably
with reverence and godly fear. Hebrews 12:28

Have you knelt before the Lord … buried your head in your hands and cried out to the Lord? Perhaps it was after you read a passage in the Bible that completely overwhelmed you with the sense of God’s holiness and your utter sinfulness. Maybe there’s a devastating illness in your family, and you cried out to the Lord. Or you are overwhelmed by an unexpected blessing that is so big that it could have only come from the Lord.

What do you think this man is praying about? Whatever it is, he is praying with reverence, with humility, with respect to God Almighty … with godly fear.

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How to Receive a Kingdom Promise

Hebrews 12:28

Kingdom promises require kingdom boldness, kingdom confidence. The Christian’s kingdom can’t be shaken.

Receiving the kingdom requires action: serving God through grace in great reverence and Godly fear in awe and trembling.

How are you serving God?

Can You Imagine Drawing Near to God in His Throne Room?

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”Isaiah 6:1-7

Do you remember Sammy Davis Jr? This amazing man sang, danced, acted, and joked his way into my heart. He visited Clark AB in the Philippines and performed for the troops when Keith was stationed there. Keith and I were fortunate enough to attend a reception with him after the performance. Although he walked by, I was in so much awe of him that I didn’t stick my hand out to shake his hand until Keith got frustrated with me and pushed me to shake his hand!

If I was in that much awe of Sammy Davis Jr., how much more awestruck am I going to be when I approach the throne of grace and mercy?

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The Secret of Rest

Feel like you’re jammed in traffic all the time? You’re going here and there. There’s no time to rest, no time to enjoy this life you’re living?

You’re busy doing good. Maybe you’re taking care of the kids or grandkids, and there’s soccer practice, homework, dance lessons, dinner, lunches to pack, science project, and in between you’re getting groceries, cleaning the house, doing laundry and helping the neighbor with her sick mom.

You’re visiting the sick, delivering meals to shut-ins, and teaching a Bible study.

You’re busy doing good at work. You are tied to your phone and your computer. There’s the social media for work and for yourself. You need to write that report, and the meetings take the day away. When you get home, you cook dinner, help the kids with homework, bathe them, put them to bed, snuggle with your husband, put him to bed, then you settle in to get the work done for the next day at the office.

The “To Do” list is 10 sheets long and growing.

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3 Gifts of God That Make All the Difference

Grace, love, and fellowship from the Prince of Peace, Mighty God and Eternal Father, and our Wonderful Counselor – for you and me!

Grace bestowed upon us from Jesus has been described as God’s riches at Christ’s expense. Grace flows from Jesus on the cross to wash our sins away with His blood. Grace that cost everything!

Love gave the Father’s only begotten Son to become my sin, your sin upon the cross, so that you and I might have life everlasting in the presence of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Love that surpasses understanding!

Fellowship breathed into those who trust in Jesus – an eternal fellowship of grace and love through the Holy Spirit. Fellowship that lasts forever! Continue reading 3 Gifts of God That Make All the Difference

A Review of Max Lucado’s New View of the Old Rugged Cross

“God does what we cannot do so we can be what we dare not dream: perfect before God.” (p. 71)

Max Lucado has compiled over 30 meditations from his books to help readers focus upon God’s great grace in The Gift for All People. As Christians around the world are focusing upon the cross, it is the perfect time to read this devotional. It may give you a different perspective on Jesus’ sacrifice for the world.

If you love Lucado’s poetical style of writing, you will be pleased with this book.

Lucado wrote “My prayer is that through these pages you’ll see his gift like you’ve never sent it.” I sensed that the book has been bathed in prayer.

This book is a must read in any season, and yet, a special gift in the weeks leading up to the sorrow of Good Friday and the joy of Resurrection Sunday.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for an honest review.

My prayer

Father, thank You for Max Lucado and his passion to worship You through his writing. We are so blessed by his writing. Empower readers all over the world to understand You more as a result of his books. Father, glorify Your name. Your grace is truly great, and we magnify Your Word.