For this year’s Holy Week, I experimented with sharing a daily morning video devotional on Facebook Live. This was my first time doing such a thing and it was both a little nerve wracking and fun. Ultimately I was really blessed to see so many people show up, more than once! 🙂
The video above is the final installment: Saturday Holy Week Devotional:The Waiting is The Hardest Part.
I’m going to do one final “broadcast” on the Monday after Resurrection Sunday. This will be about the Eastertide season and Resurrection Power. I have some new thoughts to share.
Here’s a brief recap of the Holy Week Devotional series and links to the accompanying videos.These were quite loose, as I was both learning the technology and organizing my thoughts. But there’s some interesting ideas here, imo. You’ll have to watch the videos to catch it all. Bless ya!
During Holy Week I’m sharing a short video devotional every morning at 6:59am CST on Facebook Live, April 10-15. Join us in real time or watch the replay on my Facebook profile. #HolyWeekExperience
Years ago I discovered the riches available when we practice “worship as a lifestyle” by allowing the Christian calendar to shape our spirituality. During Holy Week you can embark on a personal worship experience of “spiritual immersion”.
This article explains why and how. Be forewarned though, the way I do it is a little extreme, and probably not for everybody.
Shortly before Christmas we mysteriously received a book in the mail from Amazon. Never ordered it. Had no clue how we got it.* We were rather puzzled when we saw the rather large, gold-toned, boldly designed hardcover of 384 antiqued pages, commenting “what is this?”
The back cover copy was bold too.
“Enter a life-changing journey… to uncover the MYSTERIES OF GOD, the SECRETS OF THE AGES, and the HIDDEN KEYS to open the doors of a life of joy, blessing, and the fulfillment of YOUR DESTINY.”
Uh … OK.
The endorsements on the front flap effusively proclaimed “I was absolutely stunned” – Governor Mike Huckabee, “Possibly the most astonishing book I have ever read” – R.T.Kendall, and “Extraordinary” – Pat Robertson.
I decided I’d wait to check it out when I had more time.
Note: I’m delighted to be a guest contributor to the WorshipTeamTraining.com website. This article contains my recent guest post “Draw Me Nearer” along with bonus links to the recording of my song and lyrics.
Guest Post http://www.worshipteamtraining.com/draw-me-nearer/
In this article I want to talk about two things. First, some biblical principles for developing greater intimacy with God. Second, how the fruit of our intimacy with God can result in many good things, in this instance writing new songs.
Designed For Intimacy
We are designed for intimacy. First with God, then with others. The gospel promises that we can connect with God at the deepest, most authentic part of our souls.
I love the song “Create In Me A Clean Heart” by Keith Green. I was not aware of his music until after he died. A friend in college gave me a tape (yes, a cassette tape – it was a long time ago). I was ignited, and did not listen to anything but Keith Green music for the next six months.
The good leaders, the best leaders, care more about you than they do themselves. They serve, and to serve well, they must sell well.
Everybody sells. You may not call it that, but if you’re trying to share your feelings, your ideas or to persuade, teach, inform, encourage, correct, ect. – all the objectives of communication – then, you’re selling.