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Often at the beginning of worship, the worship leader invites God’s presence into the gathered assembly. When have you reflected on the significance of this invitation? Frequently we equate God’s presence with a moving testimony or perhaps music that lifts our spirits toward heaven. We desire God’s presence among us...
O Lord, we are grateful for your awesome power—a power far beyond our imagining—that is able to forgive our sins and to equip us for every good work. Amen.
"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE