‘Kiss The Son’

Some may argue that to look to God is foolishness, unnecessary even. It doesn’t matter though. God is on the Throne and He has set His King over His chosen people. Accept that or reject that, it doesn’t change that it is still true.

To be walking with God is to stay connected to God, to not be distracted by the many voices of the world or just the mutterings of well-meaning friends and instead to recognise His place in our lives, His headship, that we are His possession.

Do not disconnect from the right King in your life. Do not dismiss the Lord as something that isn’t required in your life. When we break the cord between ourself and God we lose more than we could imagine. So, as the Psalmist wrote, be instructed. [Psalm 2:10-12]

Stay connected. 
Protect that connection. Strengthen it with all your focus, determination and energy. 
Serve Jesus. With reverence.
Rejoice. In awe of Him. 
‘Kiss the Son’. This is to worship Him. To kneel before Him. To come not in fear but in faith. As a sign of covenant relationship with Him who is over all.
Understand that in this connection is life, the abundant life that Jesus said could be ours. That we are blessed as we trust Him and that in asking we will receive, far more than we could ever give God.

One Thing

I’m not an overly ambitious person.
I’m a bit like David in Psalm 27…

‘I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: to live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet.’

What’s your one thing?
I am committed to sticking close to God, learning more, doing whatever I can for Him.
I am committed to growing leaders who can help build the local church.
I am committed to helping facilitate the vision in my Senior Pastors heart for Xcel Church.

Finished Reading Matthew

It’s been great to read the Gospel of Matthew – especially knowing that many others were reading the same scriptures, at the same time. Seemed to bring an extra dimension to the whole thing – great discussions along the way.

My final thoughts:
Matthew 26: Don’t follow Jesus at a distance.
That’s what Peter did. When you follow at a distance it makes it easier to deny.
Sticking closer to Jesus means there should be less danger of anything getting in between you & your Saviour.

Matthew 28: Go…
It’s a simple mandate really. 4 things that we can all be involved in – at any level…
GO
MAKE DISCIPLES
BAPTISE THEM
TEACH THEM

So…
what did you enjoy the most reading through Matthew?
what challenged you the most when reading Matthew?
have you changed anything as a result of reading Matthew?