Christ Lutheran Church Stover, MO
Christ Lutheran Church
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Loving GOD Through Worship and Service
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Pastor's Notepad

 
So how are you today? Are things going great? Got everything where you want it? Or maybe everything is falling apart... Home, kids, marriage… Maybe everything is going great, but you are still empty. God’s Spirit has been speaking to you every day/night, and you want to respond. There are many good things out there, and many bad. Only Jesus can cleanse and give you and I new life.

Once again, its time for a response. The Psalmist says “O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” (Ps 34:8) In coming to God in salvation, we all are completely passive. When we hear the gracious words of Christ, we start off as spiritually dead, and some who hear, repent and are awakened, but some sadly refuse. The first group are saved and become God's sons and daughters for all eternity.

 Are you hearing God's voice through the Word?

Is there a special call God is giving you? Do you have a special need? Would you like to answer God's loving call to your life? Or maybe you have done that already. You did it quietly, and privately. And now you need to declare your new life. You don't need to repeat it again, and again. But you need to declare it. Or maybe now is the time to embrace Christ's leading in your life.

I want to invite you to put a date stamp on that today just you and God.  Like me, maybe its the same prayer you’ve prayed over and over again in private. But this time it’ll be for real.  Whats lacking from the past is always that date stamp.  What do I mean?  You have to tell someone.  Call or text me, I'd love to hear.

You have to confess Christ in a new way.  Yup it takes boldness, and you are fearful.  But join with every other believer and publicly declare your faith now.  Raise the flag of Christ in your life humbly, but confidently.  And come to church for growth and worship.

Romans 10:9,10 “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that...you shall be saved. For with the heart one believes and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Stand up and declare God's grace in your life today.