Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Blessings - Hope for More

There's just something about Sundays! After the activity of a week, Sunday offers a time to slow down, to breathe and to regroup.  It's a day that God set aside to rest and graciously commanded us to follow His example. It's a sacred day, a special day that whispers in our souls the goodness of God.
For the Christian, there is a longing to be in the house of God. To spend some time of this special day acknowledging God and worshipping Him with other Christians. There is freedom in singing praises to Him, praying and hearing the Word of God which bring renewal to our souls and prepares us for a new week. 
Often we have weeks that leave us weary and worn.  We may face situations that seem hard, even hopeless.  It seems that even after this 'breather', an obstacle or trial will still be waiting for us and we get tired even thinking about it.  Sometimes life just brings us crumpled to the feet of Jesus. 
When those times come, we can have hope. God is on His throne and He reigns supremely.  Nothing takes Him by surprise, He knows every outcome.  In the midst of all of His power, He extends an invitation to us in His approach Him, on His throne and find everything we need.

The Amplified Bible brings out Hebrews 4:16 this way...

 "Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment]."
May this Sunday find you holding fast to God, trusting His grace and believing His Word is true.  May the God of heaven hear and answer our prayers and fill our hearts to be more like Him.

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