The Glory Spot
My husband likes to go to the “Glory Spot” and he had that opportunity yesterday. You may wonder what the “Glory Spot” is. For him it is located not too far from where we live here in Puyallup. He hops in the Blazer with his Bible and heads out to Wildwood Park off of 23rd and parks in one of two stalls that get good reception for his favorite Christian radio station 88.8 (he actually picks it up more clearly at 89.1) and takes some time to listen to what God has to say. Often times he will go for a walk and do even more pondering about God and his word. Yesterday was a great time for him because his natural gift of gab and evangelizing also took place. He was listening to the group Selah during one of the radio programs and had the volume turned up a bit. A gentleman got out of his vehicle and scowled at Rod indicating that the volume was too loud, so Rod politely turned it down. The gentleman continued to scowl and Rod turned it down some more. And then the man got back in his vehicle and drove off. Funny how easily people our offended. So Rod thought he would be left alone and get some devotional time to himself. Then another vehicle pulled up this time with a couple in it and they got out. The woman had a curious look on her face as though she was trying to focus and it became clear to Rod that she was interested in the song she could hear floating through the air so Rod turned the volume up a bit and she smiled.
The lady said who is that?” and he mentioned that it was the group called “Selah” and she said, “Oh I have heard of them I like them.”
They continued in conversation a bit and her husband did not seem too interested what they were talking about but was trying to be courteous at least. Rod began talking about how he likes to come here to his “Glory Spot” and spend some time in devotion and reading the Bible. The lady began to ask him questions about what do you mean by glory spot and how do you talk to God? Rod has a natural gift of evangelizing and so he just started sharing about his routine and life and having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the lady continued to ask him questions and the husband again just stood there quietly yet a bit uninterested. As the dialogue continued the usual question came up, do you go to church and where?
So my question to you do you go to church and where? If not, why not? No time like the present to begin a good habit more than that to reestablish a relationship with Jesus Christ and become familiar again with the family of God.
How does the chorus from the Gaither song go: “I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God, I’ve been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His Blood! Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod, for I’m part of the family, the family of God.”
Sometime ago I had been quite perplexed with why it was so necessary to have all these names and places in the Old Testament about this King and Kingdom and that. What was the purpose in even being able to pronounce the names and wonder where they were located as many of the places have been renamed and captured and re-established even yet again! These thoughts came about after a conversation I had with a really sharp Christian woman I know that had been attending Regent’s College out of Canada working towards the completion of her Masters in Christian Education degree. She was able to talk about these Kingdoms and names so easily and give details and information as though it were written in English originally. I began to compare my lack of theology and understanding to her great ability to get it. Well first of all I have no business comparing myself to someone else, but here I was, feeling less because my brain doesn’t work quite like that. Ugh! I am more practical and hands on, more visual and demonstrative. So I left her place feeling less, not because she was trying to do that to me, but because I was comparing me with her. Anyway…I love what God does in reaffirming our spirits and reminding us that we all matter to him and have a place to serve in His Kingdom. And he even answered my why about history question with a very simple and practical poem:
“Great grandma got it,
Momma forgot it,
and Baby never heard.”
Without knowing about history how do we know the direction to go?
In Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) we read “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
Deuteronomy 11:19 (NIV) Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
So to those of you who wonder like I did, that is why.
Happy 1st Sunday ya’ll! Hope that church is a part of your regular routine. Not just going to go, but going because you know our Creator Father God and have relationship with His son Jesus Christ. What hope do you have for eternal salvation otherwise? What value is there in life if you have not this relationship?
To be a good person is one thing, to be good to others another. But truly if you have not accepted Christ as Lord and Savior in your life, well then you are going to hell in a handbasket as the saying goes.
Sounds a bit down and in your face I am sure. Know though that love is where it is at. Why else would Christ have said, “They will know we are Christians by our love.” Not by our hatred or rudeness to one another, but by our love. So it is in the spirit of love that this be posted. So that you might know Him.
John 3:16~For God so loved the world that He sent His one and only Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall have everlasting life.