Living in A World Where It’s All Just Noise | Pastor Karen Dingess | 4/02/2023

April 2, 2023   /   Bethesda Church

Ezra 3:10-13 AMP
10 Now when the builders had laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with their cymbals, to praise the Lord in accordance with the directions of David king of Israel. 11 They sang [responsively], praising and giving thanks to the Lord, saying, “For He is good, for His lovingkindness (mercy) toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the Lord because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. 12 But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ households, the old men who had seen the first house (temple), wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, while many shouted aloud for joy, 13 so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the shout of joy from the sound of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard far away.

Surrendering our memories & our expectations / dreams to God

2 Corinthians 12:10 NKJV
Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Accepting the reality as the foundation you are now building from

Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

Walk in obedience through the tension of what is vs what could be

James 1:22 NKJV
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Deuteronomy 30:14 NKJV
But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.

 

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