Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
T.D. Jakes is one of our favorite preachers. Scott Whitmire, whom a lot of you know as sweet baby....what his wife, Lori calls him, texted us. (He calls her sweet angel pie. I know. Sickening isn't it?...)
Anyway, Scott wrote us yesterday and told us to listen to T.D. Jakes sermon from this past Sunday. We finally got it to work late last night. I'm so glad we did. He preached to an empty auditorium, but he certainly wasn't lax in any sense of the word. If you get a chance listen to him.
He talked about the woman at the WELL. Then he talked about the WATER at the well. Then he talked about the WORD and lastly...WORSHIP. All day I have been thinking about this sermon. I hope you will listen to it.
I see myself encountering Jesus at the well. He sees inside me and knows everything about me. He offers me living water...water only He can give. But more importantly, He needs me to drink deeply of His Word.
If I think I need to go to a building in order to worship Him, then I need to rethink what worship really is.
This time away from sitting in a pew and listening to someone else preach and someone else sing, has given me new insight into worship.
I long to meet Jesus at the WELL. I long to drink deeply of that WATER He offers me. I long to immerse myself in the WORD and learn to WORSHIP Him in spirit and in truth.