December 15, 2011

holy hands

two weeks ago, my pastor was teaching from 1 Timothy 2:8...

"I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer,
without anger or disputing."

 my pastor's point was that men, in general, tend to have more issues with anger. i won't argue that. but it's interesting that Paul links these two ideas together. worship and anger management. but i guess he's on to something. ya can't really worship when you're bitter and ticked off at someone. i mean, you can, but it's not authentic and God is real clear about how we are to worship. and it ain't that fake, forced business.

as i reflected, i couldn't help but think of one man that is an "as close to perfect as a fallen man can be" example. my pops.

my pops is that kind of man. the one that worships in Spirit and Truth. and not just on a Sunday morning. on every morning of every day. in all that he does. he is a man that worships with all of his life. all that he does. all that he says. all that he plans. he walks in the Spirit. he leads in the Spirit. he loves in the Spirit. he lifts up holy hands without anger or disputing. thanks for setting the bar high and leading our family so well, dad. love you!

live unashamedly :: laugh uncontrollably :: love unconditionally.

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