because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. 2nd Corinthians 4:14 NIV
One day while singing hymns in church, a small boy began singing at the top of his voice. He was aware that others noted his over-enthusiastic singing because of the looks they gave him, but he continued to belt out the songs. Part of his gusto might have come from the fact that he actually knew the words. But what spurred him on was what he had been told of his God. It had sunk in and overcome him. He needed to release what he felt for his Lord and praise Jesus for what he knew of him. Do we feel like that today?
Our religion is nothing if it does not touch us in a way that moves us! Our faith in the Lord is a joke if we are not carried away on waves of conviction” Our finding and coming to know our Savior is a farce if we are not stricken and blown away by His show of love! Our declaration of devotion to God is nothing short of a disgrace if it does not come from having pressed on into the overwhelming light of His Presence! But because we know, and because we have been overcome by His glory and grace, we can and will express our sentiment! We can sing along with that small embarrassing boy at the top of our lungs! Shall we now?
Never let us just go through the motions with You. Help us experience You each day in a Way that moves us to the core and leaves us undone. Draw us that close to You, we pray!