So, the presence of God, it should motivate and stimulate me to worship, because everything I do should be an act of worship. As I have said a squillion times here, we don’t come to Fellowship Church to worship. We come worshipping.
And if you’re a pre-Christian, if you’ve not stepped over the line yet, this should be like, “Oh Wow! This is awesome!” Because, just turn from your sin. Ed Young states that God is right there with you when you sin. He’s right there with you when you use that language, when you think that thought, when you do that deed. He’s right there with you. So just turn from it and turn to him. He’s waiting to forgive you.
God is already in on it before we reveal the sin. Now just think about that for a second, download that for a second. God is already in on the deal before we go to the reveal. People think, “Well, okay, I will confess my sin before God. God, I want to admit to you what I did, what I said, where I went, what I watched.”
But God is already in on the deal before the reveal. And that should motivate us to repent, to turn from our sin. That should motivate the pre-Christians to become Christians. God knows it all—warts and all, rebellions and all! All the skeletons in your closet and mine, all the moral turnovers, all the problems—God knows it all. So just turn from it! So, accountability is a big word we should think about when we stand on the promise of the presence of God.
But, another word we should think about is vulnerability. You’ve got accountability and vulnerability.
I Corinthians 10:13 says, “God is faithful. He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But, when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”
His name is John. And John walks us down this walkway where all of these giant birds, standing seven to eight feet tall, weighing 300 to 400 pounds, were hissing at us, walking right up to us and kind of stomping their feet.© Copyright 2011admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine