Thank you for taking a moment and allowing some words into the prefrontal cortex of your limbic system. I hope these words renew and transform your mind in a Romans 12:2 type of way. (Making you readily able to recognize what God wants from you.) I also hope you have had some good, quality, beholding time this week. Beholding the image of God portrayed through song and Scripture is the best way to make sense of life and be motivated for life. This reality is summed up well in the words of Frank Outlaw.
“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
The best way to watch or form your thoughts is to behold the character of the Creator and hear the timbre of His voice. The "you become what you behold" concept can be a promise or a curse. We take on the image or images that we behold. When we behold the image of God, we will find ourselves portraying the image of God. When we behold the image or images of other gods or things, we will find ourselves portraying them. The world, our loved ones, and our own souls do not need more shallow, impotent, and fleeting images portrayed. What is needed is more interactions with more accurate portrayals of God, the Father, Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth. This reality is summed up in these words…
Life won’t make sense without God. Life will be off-kilter, out of whack, and on tilt.
He is the Gravity that holds everything in orbit.
He is the Sun that illuminates all things.
He is the Moon that keeps the tide from overflowing.
He is the Atomic Glue that holds every atom together.
Without Him, everything falls apart, literally and metaphorically, physically and spiritually.
This Sunday we will be spending some more time beholding the image of God. We will be reordering our service a bit to make for a prolonged time of music led worship after the message. Please join in as we practice the ancient yet ever so relevant art of worship.