I’m excited as we prepare for our team’s first worship session for 2014.
It’s always good to start the year on a positive note.
Recently, Ps Benny shared in his “Back to the Future” message about how the Hebrew conception of time can be denoted by the word picture of a rower. The rower faces backwards as he rows, so that in a sense, he is always facing the past as he moves forward. I love that illustration because it is like our walk with God. We often can’t see what’s ahead, but we can rest on the certainty that, just as we see His fingerprints of faithfulness over our past, He is certain to be faithful in our future.
So as we begin the year, I wanted to focus the congregation on a God who is able to fulfil His every promise for our lives.
Second Corinthians 1:20 says this:
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
So this week, I want the church to make some faith-filled declarations.
No matter what sort of year 2013 may have been, I believe that, as it says in Isaiah 61, 2014 will be a year of God’s favour. He will bestow a crown of beauty in place of ashes; the oil of joy instead of mourning; a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair so that we may display His splendour!
So here are the songs for this week:
// Trading My Sorrows (A)
// God is Able (B)
// Never Once (B)
// You Deserve the Glory (B-C)
Here is the Israel Houghton version of “Trading My Sorrows” which we are going to try!
I can’t wait for this Sunday!