Today’s Worship Walk – Tuesday

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“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completionuntil the day of Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 1:6

Do you know the saying that God peels back the layers of our heart like an onion? . What if, instead of the layers of that onion, we imagined the petals of a rose? Think about it – the flower starts all closed up, the same way we begin our faith journey turned away from God. Then, as the plant receives food, water and especially light, the petals start to open up. In time, the end result is a lovely rose in full bloom. Likewise we, when fed with God’s Word and shown the light of His truth, can open up our hearts more and more to Him. As we lower our defenses, we become what He created us to be, and add beauty to the world around us

Today’s Worship Walk – Thursday

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And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…

Hebrews 10:24

 

There are so many scriptures that talk about encouraging those our fellow Christians. Building each other up is always good, but it goes deeper than just helping each other feel better. God’s plan is for each of us as His children to grow in character and maturity – then we can go out into the world and do whatever work He calls us to. But none of us can fulfill that purpose alone. There’s so much to learn, and we become discouraged too easily on our own. But God graciously designed us to join together, to share experiences and lift each other up, so that every member of the family gets stronger.