Day: July 6, 2018

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Front Row Seat

Today we witnessed so much glory. We got a front row seat to God’s incredible creation driving from Nhlangano to Mbabane, we saw a front row showing of a fathers pride for his son preaching the Gospel literally to the nations, and we witnessed the power of the Holy Spirit at our first day of youth leaders retreat. It was a good day.

 

Sometimes, oftentimes, we get a front row seat to glory. We get to witness God in our creation, in our brothers and sisters in Christ, and especially in the gift of our salvation. And so often, we miss it. We miss the glory that is standing right in front of us, two feet from our face. We’re so blinded by our “problems”, our doubts, our insecurities, our fears, and our pain. We fail to witness the glory that is standing outside of our windows. We fail to see the Lord himself calling out to us through whispered prayers, through the laughter and smiles of children, through Christ hung on the cross, and his resurrection from the grave.

 

There’s a song that has become the heartbeat of this team. It echoes the heartbeat of this nation, pounding in the hills, screaming from the rocks, blowing in the wind. It’s called “So Will I (100 Billion X)” by Hillsong United. We fully recommend a listen if you haven’t heard it, but’s it’s been speaking to our hearts this week.

 

“God of salvation, you chased down my heart through all of my failure and pride. On a hill you created the light of the word, abandoned in darkness to die. And as you speak, 100 billions failures disappear. Where you lost your life, so I could find it here. If you left the grave behind you, so will I. I can see your heart in everything you’ve done. Every part designed in a work of art called love. If you glad chose surrender so will I. I can see your heart 8 billion different ways. Every precious one a child you died to save. If you have your life to love them, so will I.”

 

Don’t miss your front seat today. Don’t miss the voice of God in that sunset tonight, in the stars that will appear. Don’t miss the whispers of creation calling for you. Don’t miss the faces of those around you, the smiles, the tears, the laughter, the joy that can be found. Don’t miss Christ in your brothers and sisters. Don’t miss the word of God speaking to you. Listen. Wait. Learn. Love. Glory is calling. Take your front row seat.

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