The sermon series at our church right now is about putting yourself in a position to receive from God. We talked about worship last Sunday, defining it as “offering your body, mind, and spirit to God for His sake and glory”. Then we had a time of worship to put into practice the teaching. The pastor told us there would be another sermon on worship next Sunday.
I realized something pretty cool this week in thinking on the timing of this series. Nestled in between these two sermons on worship is a special service we call “Water by Night”. It is a worship and prayer time our church is offering on Saturday nights, and the next one is scheduled this Saturday, January 25th. So, here we have this extra-opportunity to worship God right in the midst of learning more about what it means to worship Him in spirit and in truth. And we didn’t even plan it that way on purpose. I love how God goes before us in these things, and pulls them together in His perfect timing.
From this, I gather that God is calling His people to worship Him. To draw near to Him in praise and prayer. “Prayer is the expression of relation to God, a yearning for divine communion. It is the outward and upward flow of the inward life toward its original fountain” – E. M. Bounds.
Water by Night is a place where we can get into position to receive from God. Where we can put our worship into practice. Where we can express our yearning for more of God, draw Living Water from the wells of salvation, and be refreshed in His presence. Where we can receive all that He is positioned to give in His great mercy, by His glorious grace.
Come, now is the time to worship. “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost…and your soul will delight in the richest of fare” (Isaiah 55:1, 2).
Join us this Saturday, January 25th at 7pm. Lake Avenue Christian Church: 1101 W. Lake Avenue New Carlisle OH 45344. Doors open and worship begins at 6:45pm.
All are invited and welcomed. In other words, no problem if you missed the sermon on worship, or don’t even go to church at LACC at all. Come one, come all! Come worship the Lord!