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Day #5 –True Life

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Isaiah 29:22-24

Therefore this is what the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, says to the descendants of Jacob:

“No longer will Jacob be ashamed;

no longer will their faces grow pale.

When they see among them their children,

the work of my hands,

they will keep my name holy;

they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob,

and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.

Those who are wayward in spirit will gain understanding;

those who complain will accept instruction.”

I Corinthians 2:1-5

And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

Reflection:

I remember the first time I visited the Grand Canyon.  None of the pictures or movies that I had seen in the past could have prepared me for the hugeness and awesomeness of the real thing.  There was an intensity of power and majesty that could be felt just standing at the edge.  Isaiah paints a picture for Israel, a vision of God’s powerful salvation where Israel worships God and lives in the goodness of being God’s people.   In Corinthians, Paul proclaims that this true salvation-life is real and happening here and now.  The real awesome salvation of God is for us, a salvation that ultimately takes all our shame, fear, and sin away.  What happens that ultimately brings people to Christ and causes us all to stand in awe? What is the experience that brings understanding and joyful obedience to the Lord?  It is Christ and Christ crucified.  In this truth and reality, the power of God resides for us again and again. This is the faith and lived-worship that we seek for our church, campuses, and those we are longing to see God save, heal, and restore.

Responding to the Word:

Let’s pray for God’s power to come down on us, our church, and those we are reaching out to.  It is by the power of God that we live by faith and bring the reality of salvation of Christ to others.   Let’s be awed by our Lord and Savior.  He is risen and has come to seek and save us!

Day #4 -True Trust

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Day #3 – True Humility

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Day #2 – True Plans

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Day #1 – True Worship

Monday, January 21st, 2013