He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1
As we begin another year of scheduled ministry, attending meetings, and reading comments in the weekly bulletin, it begs the question - where is God in all this? My prayer for us all this year is, that the Lord would increasingly become more central in every aspect of our lives. I say this because I know how easy it is for the Lord to become a mere attachment to all the necessary and unnecessary clutter that invades our lives. I long that the Lord might truly become supreme in our lives & the life of this church. John Piper in his book ‘Brothers, We Are Not Professionals’ (you should read it) really puts it how it should be.
Nothing makes God more supreme and more central than when a people are utterly persuaded that nothing – not money or prestige or leisure or family or job or health or sports or toys or friends – is going to bring satisfaction to their aching hearts besides God. This conviction breeds a people who passionately long for God on Sunday morning. They are not confused about why they are here. They do not see songs and prayers and sermons as mere traditions or mere duties. They see them as means of getting to God or God getting to them for more of His fullness.