Try It This Week (A Disciple-Making Tool)


Brian Clark

10/8/2019

The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

"To think that we must abandon conversation with God in order to deal with the world is erroneous. Instead, as we nourish our souls by seeing God in His exaltation, we will derive a great joy at being His." - Brother Lawrence

How do we "nourish our souls by seeing God in His exaltation?" I've been pondering this question, and my mind has been continually directed to two passages of Scripture.

One passage is Isaiah's vision of God in Isaiah 6 in which Isaiah "saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple." In this awesome vision, Isaiah also hears the words of the six winged seraphs who cry out, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory."

The other passage is John's vision of God in Revelation 4. The living creatures around the throne cry out similar words. In addition, they cry out, "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."

Perhaps we "see God in His exaltation" when we pray the words of Isaiah 6 and Revelation 4 as a prayer rope - a continuing loop of praise to God throughout our day. This week, pray these words as often as you can bring them to mind. What will God enable to you see in response?

Always praying for you and your church,
Brian

P.S. - Thank you for praying this week for my mother-in-law, Anna Barron. She will have surgery this Thursday at Emory to remove a brain tumor.


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