Solemn Assembly – September 15, 2013 – 6:00pm

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091513SolemnWhen we gather for our Solemn Assembly on Sunday evening, September 15, each person will want to be spiritually in tune to what the Lord may want to show us.  One of the primary ways to get our hearts right before Him is to ask Him to show us anything in us which might block our sensitivity to His voice.

Here are some categories of confession that may help you as you ask the Lord to show you anything which may need to be confessed, any repentance that needs to happen, before we gather corporately.

Relational Integrity (Have I treated people in a Christ-like manner?)

Moral Purity (Have I maintained a pure heart, mind and behavior?)

Distrustful Anxiety (Am I anxious about anything suggesting a lack of trust?)

Disobedient Priority (Have I avoided, neglected anything directed by Lord?)

Attitudinal Propriety (Have I fallen into a bad attitude or unhealthy pattern of thinking? Am I skeptical, cynical, complaining, abrupt, depressed, critical, condescending?)

Disciplinary Consistency (Am I consistently and wholeheartedly maintaining times of personal worship, prayer and Bible study as a priority in my life?)

Of course, you may have many other categories besides these that need exploring in your own heart.  What freedom and lightheartedness comes with confession, repentance, forgiveness and cleansing!  May your heart be released to worship and serve Christ in all things!

3 thoughts on “Solemn Assembly – September 15, 2013 – 6:00pm

    david wiley said:
    September 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I appreciate these prompts as we move toward and participate in our time of solemn assembly. I might suggest under the category of “attitudinal propriety” the word “negative” for unhelpful thinking patterns, rather than “depressed.” Depression is an emotion, and can be a chemically related condition that may promote, and/or be a response to negative thinking. As the body of Christ we are in a unique position to minister healing through other “wounded healers,” to those who may be experiencing life trials.

      davidhhorner responded:
      September 15, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      Great thought, David! Thanks for steering us well! For those who don’t know David, he is a godly counselor with both solid training and biblical insight!

    Larry Thompson said:
    September 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Thanks for the reminder of the important of being prepared to pray.

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