Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lifting and Kneeling

From Robbie Seay at Desiring God- Be There To Respond:
The Psalms give us two reoccurring physical responses to God: Lift your hands and kneel down.
“Come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our maker!” (Psalm 95:6)
“But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.”(Psalm 5:7)
“So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.”(Psalm 63:4)
“Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord!” (Psalm 134:2)
Because of the cross, these invitations to worship are not part of a formula or ritual that grants us access to God. They become honest, outward expressions of an inward surrender to God.
Pressing In
As you gather this Sunday with the people of God, hopefully you greet one another in the name of Jesus, and perhaps even have a good cup of coffee. But more than that, hopefully you’ll celebrate the grace and love of Jesus Christ. Rejoice in the salvation that God has made yours by way of the cross and resurrection of Jesus. Know that the Spirit of God is with you, that he speaks through God’s word, that he intercedes for you according to God’s will (Romans 8:27).And whether you are a worship leader or an engineer, a teacher or businessman, a student or a nurse, let’s together put down the phones, and put down the coffee, and let’s press into God’s grace and be moved by it. Let’s be there to respond.