Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Gripped by His Glory

Several of the churches in our area are currently doing a series called "United". It is so encouraging to know that I can walk in the door of any of these churches and feel at home; a part of God's kingdom united by His glory. During the service this week, Mike, our pastor, talked about the fact that God has a grip on us and He never lets go. Sometimes we walk away from that, but God never lets us go.

At the end of the service, Chris Boggess came up and said something that has really resonated with me this week. Chris reminded us at the end of the service that what connects us as a kingdom of believers is not the "thing" we walk away from God to do, but the "grip" of God that never lets us go. It's all about God and His glory not our story.

This week I met with a group of women who go to different churches, who have different spheres of influence, who have different calls to ministry. The journeys we are on reach far and wide. The sweetest thing was knowing that we are connected by God's glory-the desire to make Him known wherever we are. That God would allow us to have an impact in His kingdom is a testament to His grace and mercy-not our stories.

I needed the reminder-thank you Jesus.

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10


Anonymous said...

Dear Bridget, I'm Kelli's mom-in-law. She's told me so many wonderful things about you, & after reading your blog, I understand why. You're site is a blessing to all who would read it, the LORD has certainly gifted you for HIS glory. Thanks for sharing your gift. It was a blessing to me, I'm sure you will get published. In HIS love, Lynne Young

Bridget said...

Thanks Ms. Lynne. You are so sweet and I hope that one day you can join us for Bible study.