It seems my blog is prophetic

My worship and Philippians posts both came to pass dramatically this past week. The Lord’s so awesome; it’s so great to be a part of his Kingdom.

When I posted the Philippians passage on Wednesday, I was not at all “pressing on to take hold of that for which Christ took hold of me.” I had no clue why Christ took hold of me and was very much battling confusion and frustration about several things going on in my life. And I certainly wasn’t “press[ing] on toward the goal.” I was wallowing in defeat.

But deep within my spirit there was a longing “to know Christ, and the power of his resurrection…”–a creed my Mom has claimed as her own, which inspires me to do likewise. So I looked up the scripture and saw the broader context of Paul’s statement. And I clung to the truth of it–that in spite of how I felt, I could press on… that I could forget what was behind and strain toward what was ahead.

I asked for prayer at church that night, confessing my confusion about things and need for spiritual clarity. And then after things were pretty much wrapped up, Pastor Scott asked if anybody had anything to share and I simply read that Philippians passage. Just speaking and professing the Word in the presence of other believers is so powerful.

I talked through some more things with Sherry on the way back from church and by the next morning I was back on the narrow path–the path of life.

With the fog lifted, worship immediately became easy again. I could see the Lord clearly… and one can’t help but worship when that happens. Thus–I could be an active participant in the worship blow-up at church on Sunday.

I was not silent.

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

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Jen

about 12 years ago

Amen. That made my heart smile.

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Loretta

about 12 years ago

In our winter bible study Duane Yoder spoke on the power of reading the bible outloud. The power of the SPOKEN word! He feels that is how the word of God is to be read. I have been doing that in my own personal bible study and he is correct to not only read the work but hear the word is powerful. That is what you did.

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