reload The Race by Maurice McCracken

Monday, October 27, 2008

sweeter than honey

posted by Little Mo | Permalink |
I think I have blogged on this title before! My thoughts aren't ever original.

This week we went off to North Wales to do some training for the Welsh team - the third time we have done our Bible handling roadshow! It was fun as we looked at Psalm 19 again, I loved that description again - God's word is sweeter than honey.

It was great to experience it too though. On Thursday we went off to Lancaster for me to speak at the launch of the Free project for the universities there. It was SUCH as awesome time (I particularly loved the testimony from the gruff Yorkshire lad who became a Christian through reading the Bible last academic year: "If you don't think there's power in these words then you have got some serious thinking to do." Love it.)

To be honest, I struggled with this talk a bit, grappling all day to know how preach it - Mark chapter 7. But as I did preach it, the amazing sweetness of the words hit me: we are darker and more unclean than we ever could imagine, yet simply calling out to Jesus, wherever we are, wherever we are from, he will make us clean. It's SUCH good, sweet, awesome, generous, worthwhile, excellent, exciting amazing news. It's great to just be faced with the truth, dark as it is, that there need be no masks with Jesus. He knows that evil comes from inside me, and he is still willing, no, longing to help. And its so good to know that when people meet Jesus all they need to do is call out and he will make them clean.
Also encouraging was the fact that the Lancaster/Preston kids are so up for it. Please pray that for their clearly very deep conviction that God's word can change people shapes them to introduce Jesus to their friends.

This week: mission planning for Cumbria in a couple of weeks, and then off to Poland to plan for the IFES Formacion conference from Wednesday till Saturday. I'm so pleased that we are doing Mark there - please pray that all we do will help us to meet Jesus, to call out to him, to trust him and experience his amazing power to clean us up.

“It is finished!” O what pleasure
Do these precious words afford;
Heav’nly blessings, without measure,
Flow to us from Christ the Lord:
“It is finished!” “It is finished!”
Saints the dying words record;


Blogger PostTenebrasLux said...

Thanks for the post, Mo! Great to be reminded of that at the start of the week.
Prayin for you as you go to Poland

2:51 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

YEAH! Was the gruff Yorkshire lad called Sean?! Don't you just love the spirituality of the word they've tasted & seen up there! Here's praying for the same in London! happy love from chris

7:19 AM  
Blogger peterdray said...

Mo - thanks so much; I LOVED last Thursday - still hearing encouragements from that meeting!

Chris - it was Jack that you stayed with during mission week :) (Sean's now graduated and in Durham, still going strong)

4:13 PM  
Blogger gethin_aj said...

ye, that's pretty good isn't it!

1:55 AM  
Anonymous Christy said...

Clean.. sigh... refreshing isn't it. :)

Ps who wrote that hymn/poem at the bottom of your post?

4:48 AM  

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