God Talk: Transformation
1 Peter 2.5 (CEB)
You yourselves are being built like living stones into a spiritual temple. You are being made into a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Taking faith seriously is a risky task. We are asked to integrate the life-altering experiences of God into our daily living. We know that racism, sexism, and natural disasters are realities in our world, and they affect our sense of security. We also realize that joy, peace, patience, kindness, and self-control are a challenge to incorporate when our culture values time and money above all else. But even in the tough places, we have help.
Psalms help give us words to say when our words fail us. Psalms show us the power of words and the power of faithful tradition. Psalms become an instrument for us to live faithfully, even when we don't fully comprehend God’s movement and presence.
Sunday we will reflect on Psalm 30 which is praising God for what God has done. In it, the Psalmist names places of moments of heartache and juxtaposes each with moments of transcendence. By doing so, he transforms each moment, making it sacred and special.
Grace and peace,
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Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church