Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A House With God In It. -- Daily Bible Reading -- Psalm 48

Good Morning World!  Another nice crisp morning is upon us, and Jesus is still on the throne!  As the scripture says, "The heavens are his throne and the earth his footstool."  I'm glad He is in charge and not some universal coalition of bureaucrats.

Psalm 48

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in a house with God.  I don't mean that God is always everywhere, and of course we are in a house with God, rather you and God are there together, and both of you know it.  This seems to be the scenario that David is describing.  The Palace and Temple are houses not just of the kings and priests, but God lives there, and He directs and guides His people from there.

Oh, to release myself from my own inhibition and learn to live as a family member with Jesus. Yes, I know that we are the children of God, but we do not often live like we live in the same house as Jesus.  Think about it.  Can you imagine racing Jesus for the last cookie, or knocking on the bathroom door so you can have a turn?  Think about being so close to Jesus that you are like family.  Think about trusting Jesus like a father or older brother.  We often ask our earthly fathers for favors, money, gifts, treats, love, hugs, kisses, advice and much more, and yet we can't seem to bring ourselves to treat Jesus, our Heavenly Father, as we do our earthly father.  In many cases I'm glad we don't treat Jesus as we do our earthly father, because there is so much disrespect and such a cynical attitude toward parents.  Yet, if we could learn to treat our "fathers" as truly we ought to there would be so much more of a dynamic between you and your earthly dad, and you and your heavenly dad.

I challenge you today to repent of your sins past, present and future.  I challenge you to try the love of Jesus on for size.  I challenge you to climb up into Jesus' lap, and have a conversation with Him today.  A conversation like you always wanted to have with your physical dad.  I challenge you to get to know Jesus as more than just a God who is out there, but rather as a God who is a part of the family - your family!

Yours for a heavenly family,
Pastor Fred

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  • Newfoundland & Labrador! That a wave of God's Spirit would flood this great province!
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This week Lord Jesus we bring the country of Canada. Let the revival of your Word and Name sweep across this vast dominion. Let all ethnic groups that now call this great land home become hungry for something more, and find YOU! Let the Church arise to become the bastion of Truth that it is meant to be. Let you people become the light and power that spreads your Gospel throughout all this land!
We ask this all in the Name of Jesus Christ -- Amen!