In a word…
We rearranged the service order a little bit to allow for a time of worship and surrending our fears at the cross. Each of us wrote our fears on a card and then at the end of the service Jarrod led us in worship as many chose to bring those cards to a cross at the front of the stage. Literally hundreds of Cross Pointers walked forward to lay their cards there… to surrender their fear. I was so moved!
Here are a few notes from the day, but you really need to go listen online. (Message should be posted Monday.)
Matthew 6:31-34 “So do not worry, saying ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
We claim that we have trusted Christ with our eternity and yet the reality is we don’t trust him with our tomorrow!
Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Unless you surrender it you will continue to fear it.
Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
So let’s share.
What fear did you surrender today?
I’ll go first: I surrendered my fear of not being good enough… of not measuring up to others’ expectations.
How about you?