Speak O Lord-A Daily Prayer

May this be an ever daily prayer as we walk with Christ and await His return.

Speak, O Lord, as we come to You
To receive the food of Your Holy Word.
Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;
Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,
That the light of Christ might be seen today
In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us
All Your purposes for Your glory.

Teach us, Lord, full obedience,
Holy reverence, true humility;
Test our thoughts and our attitudes
In the radiance of Your purity.
Cause our faith to rise; cause our eyes to see
Your majestic love and authority.
Words of power that can never fail-
Let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;
Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us-
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time
That will echo down through eternity.
And by grace we’ll stand on Your promises,
And by faith we’ll walk as You walk with us.
Speak, O Lord, till Your church is built
And the earth is filled with Your glory.

By Keith and Kristyn Getty

Speak O Lord

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What are you sowing?

What are you sowing? Just one simple question recently asked by my pastor in a sermon. It wasn’t elaborated on or even the main focus of his message, but has since then still laid heavy conviction upon my heart. Galatians 6:7-9 states,

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

What does sowing to your own flesh look like? If you back up to Galatians 5:19-21, you’ll find a list of fleshly deeds such as immorality, strife, jealousy, anger and disputes just to name a few. In other words, anything that is not of God, good or holy is of the flesh.  Therefore sowing to the Spirit is the opposite. Galatians 5:22-23 lists the fruit of the Spirit: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, AND SELF-CONTROL. 

Now back to the question. What are you sowing…in your relationships with family, friends, neighbors? in your time with God? in your prayer life? in the workplace? in your parenting? If all you are sowing is fleshly deeds and desires, how then can you expect to reap anything good? Take for instance your relationships. If you are NOT sowing love, joy, peace, kindness and gentleness into those relationships how then will they ever grow in a positive, Christ-like way?? It’s impossible. You can’t reap something that has not been sown.

Now let’s take it one step further. How much are you sowing? 2 Corinthians 9:6 states,

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

The more you sow the more you reap. It’s that simple. If you want a more bountiful harvest, you must intentionally pour more time, energy and effort into the planting season. But perhaps you say, “I have been sowing of the Spirit and have yet to see the harvest.” Look back at Galatians 6:9 “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” Just be patient. The harvest time WILL come at just the right time.

I want to close by encouraging you to truly invest into sowing of the Spirit in ALL things and in ALL relationships so that your harvest will be bountiful with blessings and your heart full of joy and of Christ.

Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

                                    1 Corinthians 10:31

If You say go, we WILL go…

How would you describe your current life? Is it convenient, familiar and routine? Are you comfortable with where your are and how things are flowing? For Matthew and I, I admit that our life would fit into that description…BUT in the months to come every one of those descriptions are about to change for us and in a big way. Yes, we’re about to have baby #2 which is a huge change in itself, but that’s not what I’m even referring to. If you’re up for it, continue reading to see just what happens when you seek God’s will and tell Him “Lord, if you say go, we will go.”

A few months ago, Matthew was asked to consider interviewing for a change in station position for work. It would be a temporary position that would allow him to complete a 1-2 year stint in Washington, D.C. He would remain employed by his current company, but have the opportunity to work in a different office completing a different line of work. We immediately began praying for God to show us first whether or not he should even apply for the job. When He gave us His peace and affirmation to go forward, Matthew then agreed to an interview. Our prayers then focused on asking God to reveal His will and show us clearly whether He wanted us to go or stay.

One specific way I prayed was taken from one of Moses’ many intercessory prayers as he led the Israelites out of Egypt and toward the Promised Land. After Israel had sinned against God by forming and worshiping a golden calf, God was still going to be gracious enough to allow them into the Promised Land. However, He stated that He would NOT go with them, but instead would only send an angel before them (Exodus 33:1-3). Moses pleaded with the Lord “If your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here” Exodus 33:15. He knew that only God’s presence among His people could distinguish and set them apart from the rest of the world (Exodus 33:16). Moses didn’t want to go anywhere the Lord was not going to be. So that became a fervent, personal prayer of ours, “Lord, if you do not go up before us do not send us.” 

Another way in which I prayed was taken from a song by Vinyard called “If you say go.” In those lyrics are the words, “If you say go, we will go. If you say wait, we will wait.” Great words to pray and seek after, but hard ones to sometimes truly live out. However, when you know that failure to follow and obey God will bring negative consequences and missed blessings, that difficult obedience becomes even more desirable because through it you know there will be not only blessings but a pleased Heavenly Father.

After a few weeks God’s answer came, “Go to Washington, D.C.” Matthew had been selected for the position. Even though we had been telling God “We are willing to go if You call us.”, we were still hit with a head spinning flood of emotions. Of course all of the fleshly doubts and second thoughts came rushing in like, “God, are you REALLY calling us to go there? Are you sure this is Your will?” Kind of humorous when you think about it since we had been praying for him to clearly show us His way and then He widely opens the door when Matthew received the position. But that’s our human flesh, always at war with the Spirit. Our flesh says staying right where you are is easier, more convenient, comfortable and familiar. But God never promised a life that would be easy, convenient and comfortable. You won’t find that anywhere in scripture. On the contrary, God sent the Holy Spirit as our helper in order to lead us to and through places and times in which we never would have gone or gotten through on our own. Just because a path is hard doesn’t mean it’s the wrong one. God’s ways are often harder than our own because His word says,

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:8-9

Humans tend to choose the easier, more desirable path. God chooses the one that will bring Him the most glory.

Matthew and I could choose to wrestle with the Spirit and create an entire list of why we should stay: family, friends, home, new baby, our church family, finances, etc. etc. The list of reasons to stay far outweighs the reasons to go…in our fleshly eyes anyway. But ultimately, if God says “go” we WILL and MUST go, all because when you truly love the Lord you will obey Him.

Now I’m not naive enough to think that moving to D.C. won’t be challenging and hard. Of course it will be. But I have the assurance of God’s promises that state

“Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

We don’t know the “Why” of why God is calling us to move hundreds of miles away from our families into a city that is anything but the “Bible Belt”. That’s something that He may not reveal to us until much later, if ever. At this point we don’t even know how all the details will even work out regarding housing, moving, finances, etc. But what we do know is that we are responsible for obeying the “what” in what He calls us to do, which in our case is moving to D.C. For God has called us to where we are (and where we’re going) for such a time as this (Esther 4:14).

To wrap up I want to go back to the song, “If you say go.” This song had always been a favorite of mine and like I said it was even part of our prayers when this journey began. But as I listened to it again after Matthew told me he received the job, it suddenly became MUCH more personal and struck my heart in a way it never has before. New words came into focus, ones that will now be in my prayers as this journey continues.

If You say step out on the water and they say it can’t be done

We will fix our eyes on You and we will come.

Your ways are higher than our ways

And the plans that you have laid are good and true

If You call us to the fire, You will not withdraw Your hand

We will gaze into the flames and look for You.

This new journey will definitely be a time of challenges and changes, but also a time of growth and maturity in my walk with God and Matthew. I’m excited to see how God works in this next chapter of our lives. I know He will not disappoint. He never does.

Measuring up

Have you ever felt like you’ve been beaten over the head with the same lesson over and over again? Whether it’s academic, life, or spiritual I’m sure we’ve all been there. By the third time you’re like “Okay, okay I get it already!” Well, that’s definitely been me lately.

For several months, God had been convicting me of how I compared myself to other women. Comparing skills, talents, personality traits, inner qualities, roles as a wife and mom, etc. etc. If you’re a woman, you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. We’ve all been there. Wishing you were more like Sue and thankful you weren’t like Jane (when in reality you probably were more like her than you thought).  For some reason (aka SIN) it’s in our nature to compare ourselves. I knew it was an issue for me so I began to pray for God to help me overcome that obstacle. However, although I was praying I continued to struggle and wasn’t really seeing my heart change. Then within a matter of weeks the brow beating began…

First, God spoke it through a Bible study of Moses. God gave the Israelites commandments and laws to follow so that they could be set apart from other nations. He was calling them to be righteous and holy because He, the Lord their God, was righteous and holy. They were to live by His standards, not their own and not in comparison to other nations.

Next, God reiterated it through a Bible study on the book of Esther. Beth Moore said, “It’s tough being a woman in another woman’s shadow.” How true that is. Whether it’s an admirable woman or an evil woman. Whether you placed yourself there voluntarily or were forced into that position. It’s always tough being a woman in another woman’s shadow. She also went on to say that “One of our biggest problems in being a woman is other women.” AMEN AMEN! Don’t misunderstand me, I believe with all my heart that women need other women, but we must not use each other as a measuring stick.

Finally, God nailed it in again at marriage retreat. God has “fearfully and wonderfully made” each of us (Psalm 139:14). Rejoice and be thankful for how He’s made you. Find a godly woman to look up to as a mentor, but never compare or measure yourself to her for none of us are perfect. Compare yourself to God’s standards alone.

Whether it’s in a positive or negative light, trying to measure ourselves against other women goes against God’s teaching. So how do we rewire our minds and set our hearts on pursuing God’s standards and His righteousness? First of all, be intentional and determined to set your mind toward only comparing yourself against God’s word. As soon as that comparative spirit starts creeping up, immediately go the Lord in prayer. Pray not only for your own heart, but also pray for the one you’re measuring yourself against. Then meditate on these scriptures. Write them down, memorize them, pray them. Allow God to transform and refine your heart and mind through them.

  • Ephesians 5:1 “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.” 
  • 1 Peter 3:3-4 “Your adornment must not be merely external-braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.”
  • Colossians 2:10 “and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority.”
  • Psalm 90:17 “Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us and confirm for us the work of our hands; yes, confirm the work of our hands.”

So in closing, surround yourself with those godly women both young and old, friends and family, who will sharpen you just as iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17) and may you each be a reflection of the character and righteousness of God Almighty.

How Can It Be?

Just a quick post to share a newfound song. This is “How Can It Be” by Lauren Daigle.

And in case you want to read the lyrics so that they can grip your heart even more, here they are.

I am guilty
Ashamed of what I’ve done, what I’ve become
These hands are dirty
I dare not lift them up to the Holy one

Chorus
You plead my cause
You right my wrongs
You break my chains
You overcome
You gave Your life
To give me mine
You say that I am free
How can it be
How can it be

I’ve been hiding
Afraid I’ve let you down, inside I doubt
That You could love me
But in Your eyes there’s only grace now

Bridge
Though I fall, You can make me new
From this death I will rise with You
Oh the grace reaching out for me
How can it be
How can it be

Not only does her voice sound amazing, but these lyrics speak direct truth. So how can it be that I am free? None other than through the blood of Jesus. Hebrews 9:22 states,

“And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”

Through the shedding of Jesus’ blood on the cross He:

  •  Intercedes on my behalf.  Romans 8:34
  • Made me right before God. 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • Broke away my bondage to sin. Romans 6:22
  • Overcame the power of sin. Romans 6:9-11
  • Gave His life for me. Romans 5:6,8

For now I can boldly say “the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is FREEDOM!” 2 Corinthians 3:17 Freedom from sin. Freedom from bondage. Freedom from death. Freedom from Hell itself. Hallelujah for I am FREE IN CHRIST!

Why all the rules?

If you’ve ever read through the Old Testament, you’ve probably noticed that there are lots of laws and rules. And I’m not just talking about the Ten Commandments. I’m talking about rules on how to handle murder, accidents and theft. Rules about lying, property damage, and observing holidays. Rules on how to care for and treat widows, orphans and your enemies. The list could just keep going.

For the last few years I’ve been involved in Bible Study Fellowship and we are currently studying the Life of Moses. As I was studying my lesson this week from Exodus 21-24 I couldn’t help but notice the reoccurring theme of rules, rules, rules and more rules. So I asked myself, “Why all the rules?” Is it because God is legalistic and requires for His people to live strictly by the rules? Or is it because He wants to strip away every ounce of their freedom? Of course not. The answer is quite the opposite and is simply stated in both the Old and New Testaments.

God’s people are given and called to obey His commandments and laws because…

1. We are chosen as His possession.

2. We are to be a holy nation

 Exodus 19:5-6   “Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”

Deuteronomy 7:5   “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

1 Peter 1: 9-10   “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

1 Peter 1:15-16   “But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’”

But why is it so important today for Christians to be holy? For the same reasons the Israelites needed to be holy…so the world may see that we are chosen, set apart and belong to God. We are called to be in the world, but not of the world.

 Romans 12:1-2   “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

John 15:19   “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.”

Now of course not all of the laws stated in the Old Testament are relevant to us today since most of us don’t own oxen and sheep or observe holidays such as the Feast of Unleavened Bread. So how then are we to live holy lives that show the world we are God’s people? Take a look at the Apostle Paul’s letters to the Galatians and Philippians.

 Galatians 5: 22-25   “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.”

Philippians 4:8   “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”

These are the ways in which we should be seeking to live holy lives, my friend. If we allow God to manifest these qualities within us, there’s no doubt the world will recognize that we are different.

Now look at the promise God gives when we choose to obey and pursues holiness.

 Deuteronomy 7:9, 11   “Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments…Therefore, you shall keep the commandment and the statutes and the judgments which I am commanding you today, to do them.”

2 Timothy 2:21   “Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things [ungodliness, wickedness], he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.”

But for those who choose to reject God’s commandments and love…

 Deuteronomy 7:10   “but [He] repays those who hate Him to their faces, to destroy them; He will not delay with him who hates Him, He will repay him to his face.”

Again, why all the rules? This two-fold answer is perfectly woven together. If you know you have been chosen as a possession of God Almighty, the Creator, the Most High God, the Alpha and the Omega, should that alone not compel you to seek holiness? To know that God himself calls us His own and desires for us to be holy should stir within us a continuous longing to seek the holiness of God. Once these truths are both grasped you cannot separate the two.

From now on don’t look at God’s commandments as just a list of strict rules to follow. Rather, realize that they were given so that through our obedience to Him we may reflect more of His holiness to the world around us.

Lamb of God

Last Sunday we sang a hymn that I have heard before, but the words rang deeper and more personal this time. It has always been encouraging to hear what inspired a songwriter to pen such a song. Or which scripture God whispered into their hearts so that they could put it to music. One of my favorite albums is Glory Revealed, which is composed by various artists, because that’s all it is, scripture put to music. There have been numerous occasions when I’ve been reading a passage and then all of a sudden I would be singing it in my head because it’s from that album. Casting Crowns has always done a great job of listing the scriptures that inspired their songs as well. So this past week I spent time taking that hymn line by line then searching God’s Word to find where those truths were found.

If you haven’t already figured out the hymn, just take a look at this post’s title (so original I know 🙂 ), it’s Lamb of God by Twila Paris. I’ll forewarn you that this post will be quite lengthy with lots of scripture references because I’m taking it pretty much right out of my devotional notebook. (And like I said I worked on it all last week.) But I do encourage you to slowly read it (maybe even in more than one sitting) and allow God to reveal His truths to you too. It’s a precious song that is full of worship to the Lamb of God.

My suggestion is to first listen to the song, then read the scriptures below, and finally listen to or sing the song again with those truths fresh on your heart and mind. It’s completely refreshing and humbling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFn_f_mSaj0

 

Lamb of God

 Your only Son, no sin to hide, but you have sent Him from your side

to walk upon this guilty sod, and to become the Lamb of God.

 Your gift of love they crucified, they laughed and scorned Him as He died;

the humble King they named a fraud, and sacrificed the Lamb of God.

O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God; I love the holy Lamb of God.

O wash me in His precious blood, my Jesus Christ the Lamb of God

I was so lost I should have died, but you have brought me to Your side

to be led by your staff and rod, and to be called a lamb of God.

O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God; I love the holy Lamb of God.

O wash me in His precious blood, till I am just a lamb of God.

 “Your only son,”

  • John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  • 1 John 4:9 “By this the love of God was manifested in us that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.”

“no sin to hide,”

  • Hebrews 4:15 “ For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21 “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
  • 1 Peter 2:22 “Who committed no sin nor was any deceit found in His mouth.” (Isaiah 53:9)
  • 1 John 3:5 “You know that He appeared in order to take away sins and in Him there is no sin.

“but You have sent Him from Your side to walk upon this guilty sod,”

  • John 7:29 “I know Him because I am from Him and He sent Me.”
  • John 8:42 “Jesus said to them ‘If God were your Father, you would love me for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on my own initiative, but He sent Me.”
  • Isaiah 1:4 “Alas, sinful nation, people weighed down with iniquity, offspring of evil doers, Sons who act corruptly! They have abandoned the Lord. They have despised the Holy One of Israel, they have turned away from Him.”

“and to become the Lamb of God.”

  • John 1:29 “The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said ‘Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”

“Your gift of love they crucified,”

  • Luke 24:7 “…the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and the third day rise again.”
  • Acts 2:36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ-this Jesus whom you crucified.”

“they laughed and scorned Him as He died;”

  • Matthew 27:44 “The robbers who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him with the same words.”
  • Mark 15:31 “In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes were mocking Him among themselves and saying ‘He saved others; He cannot save Himself.’”
  • Luke 18:32 “For He will be handed over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon.”

“the humble King they named a fraud,”

  • Matthew 2:2 “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”
  • Luke 23:3 “Pilate asked Him, saying ‘Are You the King of the Jews?’ And He answered him and said ‘It is as you say.’”
  • John 19:19 “Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written, ‘Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews.”
  • Philippians 2:8 “Being formed in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
  • Isaiah 53:7 “He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth.”

“and sacrificed the Lamb of God.”

  • Luke 22 tells that the traditional Passover lamb and meal was prepared on the same day as Jesus, “The Lamb of God,” was betrayed, arrested and then sacrificed.
  • 1 Corinthians 5:7 “For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.”
  • Ephesians 5:2 “And walk in love just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”
  • Hebrews 9:6 “Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.”

“I was so lost I should have died,”

  • Romans 3:10-12 “There is none righteous, not even one…none who understands or seeks for God…none who does good, not even one.”
  • Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
  • Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.”

“but you have brought me to your side to be led by Your staff and rod,”

  • Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and staff they comfort me.”
  • Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under Heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
  • John 10:29 “My Father, who has given them to me is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”
  • 1 Corinthians 1:9 “God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

“and to be called a lamb of God.”

  • 1 John 3:1 “See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us that we would be called children of God.”
  • John 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.”
  • 1 John 5:1Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God and whoever loves the Father loves the child of born of Him.”
  • Romans 8:17 And if children heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.”

“O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God; I love the holy Lamb of God.”

  • Isaiah 6:3 “And one called out to another and said “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory.”

 “O wash me in His precious blood, my Jesus Christ the Lamb of God. O wash me in His precious blood, till I am just a Lamb of God.”

  • 1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light as He himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin”
  • Revelation 7:14 “…they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

 ***1 Peter 1:18-19 “Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ!”

What amazing power and excitement in this last passage! Now, I charge you, go and worship the LAMB OF GOD, He who has washed away YOUR sin with his very own precious blood!