‘Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you…’ James 4:8 (ESV)
I shared this song on twitter a few weeks ago:
How many times have you and I shied away from worship, because we do not want to be near to God or anyone else who might be able to read our faces/lives and see what we are hiding? We’ve all got our baggage when we enter a Sunday Morning worship service. Some have been saved out of some of the more obvious sin addictions like sexual immorality or drug addiction. Others are less obvious, but lying or selfishness both are just as equally sinful. Tonight, you may even be avoiding church altogether because of all the issues you feel will keep you from God or His forgiveness.
‘Come Out,’ from Gina Kemp is a great reminder that we do not have to hide from our Lord or ignore the struggles we’ve battled when we approach worship. In fact, those scars and trials often serve as fuel for your worship. However, you have to make the choice to let God take those sins from you and to bring healing into your life. I particularly like the line about ‘Time healing our wounds.’ I’ve never seen time resolve a deep sin issue. Repentance and turning to the savior is the only sure fire cure. Come out, acknowledge your sin, and then let the healing begin.
As you enter worship tomorrow, enter with a heart ready to lay your burdens down and let your worship begin with the healing and restoration offered by Christ. – Timothy
‘Come Out,’ is the first track on Gina Kemp’s, Make Something Beautiful album
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