Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Beth Moore has nothing to worry about!

It's Tuesday, and I've just about recovered from preaching on Sunday. Wow, it was...surreal, amazing, draining! Next time you try to talk to your pastor after church, just don't expect it to register. At times it was almost an out-of-body experience...other times I felt like Bob in What About Bob, "I'm preaching! I'm a preacher!" while lashed to the pulpit. I almost didn't make it through my final prayer, I was so overcome with emotion. That has everything to do with the message the Lord gave to me:

God Is Faithful
a) to redeem what was sold - Hosea 1:2 and Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
b) to restore what was lost - Joel 2:25, the story of Job, and the story of C.S. Lewis
c) to revive what has died - Genesis 18:10-12 and 21:1-2

Pretty close to home, huh? I finished up by singing (acapella) "How Deep the Father's Love For Us" by Stuart Townend:

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom


Diane J. said...

You're still walking a little higher off the ground than the rest of us right now, ain't you? ;D

Glad it went well and was all you thought it would be. :-)

Love and hugs,


Judith said...

When we've been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun........ Praise God! and thank Him for hearts like yours'. From mine to yours, Amen, amen.

I will remember what you said next time I talk with a pastor.

Scratchin' the Surface said...

I cant tell you how much I wish I could have been there, sitting and listening to every single word and note. xoxoxo