Worship The Lord
Truly for each of us we can thank God for the mercy He continues to give us. It is because of the mercy that God has given us we can do some of the thing we do. Without the mercy of God in our lives we would be totally depraved. As we come to another Sunday we should prepare our hearts and souls and minds to come into God's house to worship Him for the great things He continues to do in our lives. We should reverence Him, although we do not deserve His mercy He continues to shed His light of love on each of us everyday.
The Scripture reminds us that, but as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship toward your holy temple. I encourage you today to worship God in His Holy House, and as you worship Him do it with reverence for who God is. As you prepare yourself for worship today remember all the great things God has done and is doing in your life and know if it had not been for His mercy and His grace you would not be where you are today. It does not make a difference if you are going through a storm, trials, or tribulations God is still merciful to you.
So do not stay home today because of what you are going through, and do not go to Church because everything is going well in your life, but enter into the Sanctuary knowing God has placed His mercy on you, and when you really think about how undeserving you really are of His mercy this should cause you to worship Him for who He is in your life. No one else can worship or praise God for you, only you can do this and as you prepare for worship this morning, pause and take one minute and look back over your life and think of where God has brought you from, and know He has brought you a mighty long way.
I thank God for His tender mercies He has given me in my life and because I understand explicitly He is a merciful God, it is with assured confidence I can declare, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Thank you Lord for your mercy and your grace in my life, and today as I prepare to worship I will worship you for who you are and how great you have been to me, although I do not deserve your mercy or grace and for that I am grateful. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY