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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Overwhelmed

Today, the girls and I were wrapping up their Bible study for the day and the book asked them to pen a prayer using the ACTS acronym.
ADORATION
CONFESSION
THANKSGIVING
SUPPLICATION


Melia struggled with how to get started she didn't know what to say.  So I took her to the Psalms to get her juices following.  She set out to copy one word for word, but I wanted her to have her own realization of what she adored about God.  So I stopped her and searched for another vehicle in which to get her there.  I thought of Isaiah 6.

"Melia, picture you are in heaven walking down a street of gold and you run into the Apostle Paul.  You ask him if he can direct you to the "Throne Room of God".  He leads the way and says "You can go right in He's been waiting for you."   You open the door and step in…  and there you saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.  Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.  And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory."  At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. And there sitting on His right is Jesus, the one who left all this to come and be born in a stable, to work as a carpenter;  choosing to spend His every minute showing and tell people about the love and gift of salvation offered to them.  The one who was, betrayed by his friend and denied by another, the one who was beaten and mocked as he suffered and  died on a cross to pay for your sins.  The one, who while bleeding and struggling to get a breath, recited the opening lines of Psalms 22 so those who might hear would read those words written down over 900 years before and realize that He was their Messiah!"

In that moment, I was overwhelmed to the point of tears by His amazing love, abundant grace and undeserved mercy.   

So I have to ask you.  Have you recognized Jesus as your Savior?  He's waiting for you.

*** Thank you Pastor Dave for your message on Sunday, it blessed my heart.

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