A Day in the Life of a Pastor – Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots

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Heaven and Earth – Hillsong Worship

Heaven and earth collide
The Savior for everyone has come
Bringing the dead to life
All for the glory of Your name

By His stripes we are healed
By His death we can live
In Jesus name, in Jesus name
All oppression will cease
Every captive released
In Jesus name, in Jesus name

 

This is the chorus from the song “Heaven and Earth” by Hillsong Worship.  I love this CD and this song in particular is really kicking my butt the last few days.   We get to interact with an amazing, BIG God and yet, we have our “smallness” in sin and our inadequacies.

The phrase “heaven and earth collide” is pretty accurate.  The word collision means “to strike one another or one against the other with a forceful impact;come into violent contact; crash; to clash; conflict”  Don’t you feel like there are days where your life and God’s will are just like rock ’em, sock ’em robots.  You want this, He want that. Bam! Pow!

Here is what is kicking my butt…the last line of the chorus – “In Jesus name.” That is slowing me down and making me ponder all that Christ has done for me.  Jesus changes everything.  No situation, circumstance or challenge can compare to my savior, sinless and the embodiment of God, hanging on a cross for me.  Also, it is in that same name, that gives me victory over those situations.  In other words, He not only paid the debt but also paved the way out of the challenge to receive the ultimate victory in the end.

Leave you with this challenge – Whatever you are facing today, good or bad, try looking at it from God’s perspective.  What would you want to see accomplished in you?  What would you see as the long-term effect?  What would you see that would build on your relationship?  Finally, how much weight would that decision have on your eternity?

“In Jesus’ name”…it will change your perspective.

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