Tonight we are braving the cold weather and having an outdoor concert!  The last time we had worship by the crosses, I was so moved by the simplicity and closeness I felt to God.  There is something so intimate about being outdoors, totally immersed in His creation, as we sing praises to our Father.  This connection with nature seems to make our worship so much more meaningful.  I may be wrapped in a blanket tonight, but I am thoroughly looking forward to praising Him with all of you.

Since we are in the Ask God Project, our theme for tonight is taken from the hymn “Spirit of the Living God”.  We will ask God to break us so that He can mold us.  Then we are going to ask that He fill us, in order to use us.  These are some big things to ask.  It’s a pretty serious thing to ask God to “break us”.  Quite honestly, you can’t have a break without it being fairly uncomfortable.  At the very least, there will be a loud noise that gets your attention. 

Thankfully, it doesn’t stop here.  We get to be remade into something that is pleasing to God so that our new hearts can be filled with more of Him.  As we are filled with more of Him, He will begin to use us in ways that bring glory to His name.  As we get ready to worship tonight, ask God if you need to be broken and remolded.  James 1:2-4 says:

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.  For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”

Looking forward to seeing all of you tonight!