Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Can't Wait For Sunday To Get Here
Working on the "meat" in Sunday's sermon that focuses on where to put your fears in a time of change. Psalm 142 is such a great text. I love the "rawness" of David's psalms. Then put it in the "Message" version and you can almost feel the darkness and gloom of the cave David was in when he wrote it.
Two quick thoughts - you'll have to come Sunday for the whole enchilada...
Loud cries to the right person work best. We complain too often and to the wrong people.
Knowing yourself, your enemies, and where your hope lies is pure wisdom. That puts everything in perspective which is - you need God.
Lots more Sunday. :)
1 A David prayer—when he was in the cave.
I cry out loudly to God,
loudly I plead with God for mercy.
2 I spill out all my complaints before him,
and spell out my troubles in detail:
3 "As I sink in despair, my spirit ebbing away,
you know how I'm feeling,
Know the danger I'm in,
the traps hidden in my path.
4 Look right, look left—
there's not a soul who cares what happens!
I'm up against it, with no exit—
bereft, left alone.
5 I cry out, God, call out:
'You're my last chance, my only hope for life!'
6 Oh listen, please listen;
I've never been this low.
Rescue me from those who are hunting me down;
I'm no match for them.
7 Get me out of this dungeon
so I can thank you in public.
Your people will form a circle around me
and you'll bring me showers of blessing!"
Psalms 142:1-7 (MSG)