Last Sunday, (9/21/08) we worshipped at NorthCross Church in Cornelius. I will be preaching there next Sunday and wanted to find out where it was, what God was doing in the midst of these people and to worship.
When you heart is thirsty, God brings living water. God especially used the printed confession of sin printed in the bulletin. It was read in unison after the sermon and before the last hymn, which was after a wonderful infant baptism - so near the very end. But God has used it in my life in a mighty way. Here it is, I do not know the author.
Heavenly Father, loving King, our thoughts and motives cannot be hidden from your sight.
Our self-pity and pride, our cowardice ands sloth, our anger and envy are laid bare before your eyes and ours. We open ourselves to you and ask that you cover us in Christ. Let us hear your voice saying: His blood is your peace, His death is your freedom, His Spirit is your power.
And let our hearts know that your service is perfect freedom. Amen.
These few lines opened my heart, revealed sin and brought freedom. My goal today is to live in that freedom.