Today is Pentecost-
50 days after the resurrection
when the Holy Spirit was received by the early church.
May 21, 2018
Read Genesis 13
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Scripture- Genesis 13:4- This was the same place where Abram had built the altar, and there he worshiped the Lord again.
Observations- This is a verse that is easily glossed over with no more than a passing glance on the way to more important details of the chapter, but I think it's important that we see a pattern of worship developing early on for Abram and his family. They built the worship of God into the rhythm of their lives- through the best of times and through the most difficult circumstances.
Application- Breaking away from my regular routine to intentionally bend the knee to the Creator of the universe with other believers and declare that Jesus is Lord and I'm not is a pattern the Bible says is essential for us. I stand in constant need of being renewed through worship and prayer. I can't rest on what I received years or even months ago from the living God, for I require fresh bread and living water.
Prayer- Eternal God, by Your power and in Your love we were created in Your image and by Your grace through Jesus Christ we are redeemed. Guide and strengthen us to be renewed and revived by Your Holy Spirit. I pray for Jesus' church to rooted in Your Word, renewed by Your Spirit in worship and prayer, and always reaching our in love and compassion to our community and around the world- in Jesus' name and for His sake. Amen.
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