Sunday, September 08, 2019

God Will Show Up This Morning

(Redeemer sanctuary)

It's Sunday morning. 7 AM. 

I'm about to take my sermon notes out for a test drive. I am filled with expectation about how God will take these thoughts he has given me, this message I have prayed over, and fill them with his omnibenevolence, omniscience, and omnipotence.

God is going to display his attributes among us, this morning, at Redeemer.

When I shared this with someone they responded, "I sure hope so!"

"It can't," I thought, "be otherwise."

I reason this way.

1. God has promised to be with us and move among us and in us when we gather in his name.
2. This means that when God is among us, all of him is with us. God cannot be in our midst minus his essential omni-attributes any more than the keyboard I am typing on can be less than a keyboard.
3. God will tabernacle with us this morning as Helper, Sustainer, Empowerer, Shepherd, Counselor, Transformer, Reconciler, Forgiver, Provider, Healer, and more.

When he walks into the room, everything changes...

But of course.

Things will be changing in our place this morning. There will be greater conversion into Christlikeness. We will be moved and touched and inspired and broken and in awe and restored and healed.

God is going to hit several walk-off home runs, setting off fireworks in the hearts of the people.

As this is happening, we will be worshiping. We will give great glory to the only Wise and Powerful God who is able to fashion all our ashes into his glory.

God will display his love, knowledge, and power this morning.

I'll share with my church family this great revival prayer from Habakkuk 3:2.

LORD, I have heard of your fame;

I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD.

 Repeat them in our day, 

in our time make them known; 

in wrath remember mercy.