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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Free At Last!

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1

Today, we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. He knew freedom in God, and he sought to bring freedom to all of America. Freedom from racism. Freedom to live and work in equality, dignity, and respect. Freedom to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Isn’t that what Christianity is all about? Freedom from our sins and freedom to live in the presence of Jesus. Freedom to live eternally.

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Want a New Way of Living?

“But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit,” Romans 7:6 (NLT).

Some dread moving from one home to another far away. We moved every three or four years when Keith was in the Air Force. Packing up belongings and searching for houses in regions and different countries that we weren’t familiar with became adventures. We adapted to different lifestyles and cultures. In the process, our ways of thinking and living changed.

Leaving the old life to live a new life became the standard. Change in almost everything.

Do you like change?

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Do You Long for Peace?

“The mob rocked our friends’ cars. Kids were inside. They’ve threatened to target our kids on the school buses. Some women are taking their kids back to the states. I’m thinking of taking Kristin back.”

On April 14, 1986, America bombed Libya to retaliate for the country’s sponsorship of terrorism against Americans. We lived off base near Aviano Air Base in Italy, not far from terrorist headquarters.

Different threats today, but frightening circumstances bombard us.

What do you long for? Peace? Courage? Contentment? Boldness?

God is near. He protects, provides, and empowers.

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