Just had a thought today...:) Every week ever since a change in the method of our church, we have began to have communion every week. Now prior to my conversion and a change in our church, we would take the Lord's Supper say, once a month or so. I used to dread communion. Dread it. Because every time we took it I would get a knot in my stomach about my standings before a holy God. Nonetheless, I would profane His table and take of it anyway out of pride and a desire to be looked at in a good way. My cousins church always protected the table from the younger ones who were unsaved. I, being seven, and completely (well not completely) convinced that I was saved, was outraged. I deserved to take. I said the prayer! So it was my noble right. Wrong. I am so thankful for the reformation of our church to keep a holy thing holy and a sacred thing sacred. 

Over the past year or so, now that I have been converted, and God's posture towards me and my outlook towards Him has changed, I look differently on it. I do, by the complete and absolute grace of God, look upon the Lord's Table with reverence but complete joy, like going to a feast. He has made me His own. And I have such reason for joy! 
How can I keep from singing?  

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    "Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the Name" Acts 5:41

    "Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I  am weak, then I am stong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

    "There is creation and Creator, nothing more. And creation gets all its meaning and purpose from God." John Piper-don't waste your life 

    "Life is wasted when we do not live for the glory of God. And I mean ALL of life. It's all for His glory. That's why the Bible gets down to eatting and drinking. "Whether you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD" We waste our lives when we do not weave God into our eatting and drinking and every other part by enjoying and displaying Him." 
    John Piper- don't waste your life

    "Let worship be the heart of mission's aim

    To see the nations recognize Your name
    'Til every tribe and tongue voices Your praise
    Send us out
    You should be the praise of every toungue
    You should be the joy of every heart
    But until the fullness of Your kingdom comes
    Until that final revelation dawns
    Send us out

            -Matt Redman                   Mission's Flame

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