Mindful Worship Meditation #5 – Poured Out Like a Drink Offering
Several years ago I was studying the letter Jesus told John to write to the church of Laodicea. As I read Jesus word’s saying, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!” I thought about so many sermons I had heard on these verses interpreting them to mean that it would be better for someone to have a cold attitude toward the things of God than to be lukewarm toward Him. This didn’t set right with me because the scriptures tell us that every word should be established in the mouths of two or three witnesses, and I couldn’t find another verse indicating that God wanted anyone to have a cold attitude towards Him. As I studied the Greek words, I began to see these verses in a different way from how I had been taught–a way that did line up with the rest of the scriptures. I prepared a Sunday school lesson around this understanding and I’ve delivered it to several classes over the years. My newest meditation, Poured Out Like a Drink Offering, allows you to explore these truths with me and apply them to your life in contemplative worship.
After nearly eleven months of silence, I’m pleased to finally present this new Christian guided meditation. I appreciate how so many of you have posted comments and sent me emails with kind words of encouragement letting me know how much you appreciate the ministry here. Each of you have been a driving force in making sure this ministry didn’t totally fall by the wayside. I’ve made a commitment to myself to begin publishing one new guided Christian medition each week. This is a very time consuming task for me. If you appreciate the ministry here, please pray for me to be able to continue this pace and improve the quality of the meditations as I go. And don’t forget to keep the words of encouragement coming by posting your comments or sending emails.
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