What is Sacred?
This week we will begin a new series that will take u through the end of August. I have titled it, A Letter to the Valley, much like Paul’s letters to the various churches, Ephesians, to Ephesus, Philippians to Philippi, etc… Whenever Paul wrote to a church, he addressed concerns and praise he had for the various reports that would be brought back to him as the founder or disciple over that congregation. This is what I have been led to do as we enter the fall season and prepare to unveil to all LifePoint(ions), our pillars of LifePoint’s mission and vision.
Each person who calls LifePoint home is considered a member of the family, and just like any family, everyone has different responsibilities to the whole. As we have been teaching all year through scripture, being a part of the body of Christ is an unbelievable privilege, but often one we take for granted. Paul said to the Ephesians it was a mystery, this mystery causes in Christians to either give up seeking it or spend their lives in pursuit of its meaning.
So, this week we will look at what is sacred in your life, what is Holy, and how do those things affect your daily routines. As we ponder the holiness of God and meditate on what it means to be a part of His body, I want to leave you with this scene from the dedication of King Solomons temple:
“As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD’s house. When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, ‘For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.’”
2 Chronicles 7:1–4”