I Don’t Want to Sound All Christian “Hippie” and Stuff..

This past weekend our church spent the entire Sunday service concentrating on these two verses:

 

Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue; I will proclaim your greatness. Everyone will share THE STORY of your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy about your righteousness. (Psalms 145:6, 7 NLT)

We experienced an amazing time of worship and celebration of the stories about how God was/is working in people's lives. And we 'sang with joy'. And MAN IT WAS GOOD!!

Then we went to lunch.

Then we took a nap.

Then we went back to school and work on Monday.

 

Wait!?! I want more!!

 

I want to stay plugged into that truth. I want to keep experiencing that undeniable mercy, compassion, peace and love!!

Then I read the very next verse of Psalm 145:

The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. (Psalms 145:8 NLT)

I sincerely believe we are all looking for, and in desperate need of: mercy, compassion, peace, and love..every moment of every day!

 

Now, I don't want to sound all Christian “hippie” and stuff..but I do believe that these attributes named above are quintessential to our being..and extremely important to us living out our faith.

But how can I live like that?

And where do I find those attributes?

 

You see, it's not about manufacturing these things or finding them in the people and things around us..no..I believe it is more about finding the source of all mercy, compassion, peace/patience, and never ending, never failing love.

 

According to the Psalmist..it is The Lord.

 

  • Mercy – someone pardoning me from the outcome of the circumstance I created (or simply find myself in)
  • Compassion – someone feeling my hurt, being present, not fixing me and not piling on
  • Patient (slow to anger) – someone who recognizes my faults but understands I'm a work in progress
  • Loving – someone who never quits loving me, no matter what

 

Aren't we all looking for these attributes?

Keeping the source in mind might help us find them.

 

No human, job, pet, or church service, however good they may be, will be the sole source for these divine attributes. I've gotta go to the source.

 

I think it's time to spend some more time in the Psalms.

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  • wowed by grace indeed..

  • Andy Mitchell

    Great great post. A good reminder of our need for Jesus alone. We stay plugged into that truth when we humble ourselves and believe better that we’ve been loved like this and we’ve been given Christ’s identity by no merit of our own. We’re hidden in Him and now have the same affections from our heavenly Father as Jesus. Wowed by Grace…

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