Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Way of the Pilgrim

He who walks the way of the pilgrim is he whose heart is rooted in prayer.
To be rooted in prayer one has to learn to live the life of a pilgrim a wanderer.
We are in this world but not of it; we are longing for our permanent home.
Our pilgrimages are not to a holy place of this world but rooted in the next.
We have a known destination, and do not wander around this world of ours,
‘Unless called by God to be a preacher or a missionary as a spiritual activity.’
To us, as evangelical Christians, our pilgrimage is to search out God more,
We trust completely in the Spirit’s guidance, and lean on God’s word.
Being a pilgrim is from the heart of man and reaches God’s very heart.
If we are doing it for recognition or public affirmation it is of nought.

The repetition of certain words prayed to God is not relevant enough.
The “pray without ceasing” Paul spoke of is the rejoicing evermore,
And the giving on thanks in all things which is the will of God in Christ.
Repetition of certain words gives no allowance to the moving of the Spirit.
For how can the Spirit of God bring things to your mind if you are just
Ensconced in the repetition of words; if the Spirit moves you to praise
God He will bring things to your mind which you need to acknowledge.
To just repeat “I confess”. “I confess” leaves no chance for the Spirit to
Speak to you with regards to restitution or works of service we need to do.
Christ does not want a pilgrimage of a thousand steps, He wants your heart.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

God's House

Enter God’s house relevantly
Breathe in the music expectantly
Let the words seep into your heart.
Worship humbly honouring God.
Relax, be humble before the Lord.
Listen to the sermon thoughtfully.
Greet others cordially, and smile.
Remember, God’s house extends.
Leave the church body refreshed.
Let Christ to be part of your week.

I Chronicles 16: 29 
Ascribe to the Lord the glory and strength, ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name, an offering, and come before Him; worship the Lord in the splendour of His holiness.

Romans 12:1
Therefore, I urge you, brothers , in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God ... this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is... His good, pleasing and perfect will.

John 4:24
God is spirit, and his worshiper must worship; in spirit and truth.