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November 1, 2015

Jesus at the Center

I dedicate this blog to my precious friend.  She introduced me to this song, Jesus at the Center recently and I have not been able to get it out of my head and my heart since that time 2 months ago.  We sat around and watched the video, worshipped, praised and were in such awe of how this song touched us and those in the congregation.  They continued to worship even when the music stopped.  That spoke volumes to us on so many levels. 


This makes me think about my life and ask if Jesus is at the center? Does everything revolve around Him?  This song asks Jesus to come into our life, it professes that it always has been Him and that nothing else matters.  Is this true for our daily walk?  Do we focus on things that are frivolous or do we really focus on what matters most.  Is our speech honoring to God or are we saying hurtful and harmful things?  Do we honor God with our work?  Are we waking up every morning dreading that we have to go to the job we have been blessed with?  Do we want bigger and better or are we content with what we have and where we are?  I’m not saying that any of this is easy to do, especially if we are struggling to make ends meet or being unsupported or disrespected at work, or around people that make it their purpose to say and do things that hurt us.  But what does our worship look like, what’s at the center? 


My purpose in this is to encourage us all to remember who we are and who’s we are.  I want us to realize and embrace that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, made in His image.  I want to encourage you to show grace to yourself and to others knowing that in the end, God has the final say as to what comes next.  Daily we are faced with those who are in crisis, have an illness, experiencing a loss…grace.  This life is not an easy one and no one said that it would be.  But we know the one that holds us in His righteous right hand.  Today, this is a time of self-reflection.  Are we being obedient, living up to our full potential, honoring God in everything, being still and knowing that He is God?  My hope and prayer for you today is that you allow your daily worship to acknowledge and include this and allow Jesus to be the center of it all.  

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