Church, (Houston), We have a problem: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Apollo 13, was a wonderful movie.  Even though we knew the end, it had us on the edge of our seats.

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Unfortunately, like Apollo 13, the Church has a problem.  Possibly just as deadly as that problem in space, that we don’t recognize or understand.

No, we aren’t running out of breathable air, (from God made, climate change), or having problems reentering the earths atmosphere.

No, our problem is bringing the Church into the Spiritual Realm of God, teaching, igniting the desire, of His church, to abide in His atmosphere. (Praise, for the Lord inhabits the Praise of His people).

We love the Lord.   (He wants us to love one another).

We sing about the Lords Love, His Grace, We  Praise His Might, Wisdom, Power.

We long to learn about His ways, His wants, His desires.

We talk about prayer, we talk about His healing Power, we talk about worship…. but do we?

This my friends, is the problem.

We sing about Him – WE NEED TO SING TO HIM.
We learn about Him – WE NEED TO KNOW HIM.
We talk about the Holy Place, (the secret place – WE NEED TO ENTER IN.

This is a distinction I have had a hard time teaching the wonderful UMC, I lead music in.

They love The Lord and to sing of the Promised Land,  Prayer, the Old Country Church.  Anything with a lot of verses, that tells a story.

They do not understand that when we sing the Psalms, the Word of God, it is not a mindless repetition, but thought full reflection, a meditation, it is prayer, in song.

When we sing His Word, we are singing His will.  We are displaying our love for Him and His Word.  We acknowledge, His Majesty.

Psalm 5:1-3
King James Version (KJV)
Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.  Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.  My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”

Psalm 84:11-12
King James Version (KJV)
For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.  O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Psalm 37:23-24
King James Version (KJV)
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.”

Isaiah 55:12
King James Version (KJV)
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Singing the Psalms, the word of God, to God, releases the Spirit of God, to move and show Himself strong in our lives.

We find ourselves memorizing His Word, being filled with His Spirit, His Faith, Hope and Love…

If we allow ourselves to be lost in the melody, to become one in the Spirit, one with God.  We find the Grace and Mercy, we seek, in our times of need.

Praise, becomes a song to our love, not about, we begin to know Him, (Biblically), not with our intellect, but with our hearts, He becomes our hearts desire.  Our all in all.

Lord, help me to love You.  Help me to be full of Your Spirit, to Walk in Your Ways, under the direction of Your Spirit.

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Help me to be immersed, full to overflowing with Your Spirit of Love and Grace.

May you be lifted up in my life.  Amen

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