No sugar or dairy
My favorite day of the week is Sunday. Today. I love rubbing shoulders with fellow believers in church, providing encouragement through a hug or a handshake while singing and magnifying the King of Glory, and hearing a critical interpretation of the Scriptures. Such an awesome picture of what’s to come for those saved by the blood of the Lamb, a pleasing taste of Heaven. Today was also a day of communion, where we look inward and confess our shortcomings but partake in forgiveness and restoration. It was a day of baptism for about 30 young people, taking their stand for Christ with confidence and hope. Additionally, it was a day of parents taking their stand to publicly put their confidence in God to see them through as they raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord: To teach godly wisdom instead of the wisdom of this world. Through pain and heartache, sickness and suffering, always pointing them to Christ.
C.H. Spurgeon wrote:
Remember that we have no more faith at any time than we have in the hour of trial. All that will not bear to be tested is mere carnal confidence. Fair-weather faith is no faith.
“Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming,” 1 John 2:28, NASV.
Lord, we know that confidence in the Creator of the Universe will never end in shame. Help us to put our confidence in You and never shrink back from living with a discerning taste. Cause us to triumph in all areas of this life as we journey to heaven. In Jesus name, Amen.
At the end of the baptism/dedication service this evening, I confidently walked past the ice cream being served!