I was excited about Elizabeth’s challenge on Friday to spend 30 minutes with the Lord during the weekend. It was indeed a challenge, amidst having a good friend in town from Suriname and the World Cup fanfare. GO USA! and Argentina! Yes, I’ll cheer for the USA if they were to meet in the semis.
I spent some time reading Psalm 86 and then with a Breakaway Ministries worship song in my head. Just meditating on the words gave focus to my time with Jesus.
Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart;
I will glorify your name forever.
Give me one pure and holy passion, Give me one magnificent obsession
Give me one glorious ambition for my life, To know and follow hard after You
To know and follow hard after You, To grow as Your disciple in the truth
This world is empty, pale and poor, Compared to knowing You, my Lord
Lead me on and I will run after You, Lead me on and I will run after You
AND, this is a fun World Cup video that I watch and get excited, not just about how awesome the tournament is, but about how gloriously raucous it will be when all the nations focus their praise in one direction! How can you not get pumped from watching this?
All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.