I heard a bit of this sermon on the way to church last week and something in my spirit spurred me to find it online and listen to it completely.
Somewhere in my spirit, I had been wallowing in discouragement, waiting for God to show up in certain situations with lightening and thunder and mountains moving. Wallowing because God was obviously not showing up in that way, and I was still expecting it. And then continued in disappointment and expectation and just kept letting it cycle through between the two. I started feeling a distance between God and myself- like I was talking and He wasn’t there.
This sermon really put my heart in check. It is a little lengthy- I had to listen to it in parts but I hope that it encourages you as much as it did me.
Hebrews 10:22-25. 35
“Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. 24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
35 So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!”