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Approval Rating: 100%

 

I have an approval rating of 100%. I haven’t earned it. My rating is not a result of faithful service or leadership savvy. But I have it anyways.

This past weekend I was out on my early morning walk, listening to a worship playlist from my son Jared, when I got ambushed by a line from a Maverick City Music song titled Communion:

I don’t have to prove a thing. You’ve already approved of me.

I was looking forward to our outdoor communion services this coming weekend. But now… I can’t wait. I’m ready to remember, and to celebrate the truth of that line from the song. I’m already accepted because of what Jesus did for me. That doesn’t excuse passivity or license; there is still a need for obedience. But my standing in God’s eyes is secure.

Some truths can be hard to accept, or believe, or embrace. Here’s my challenge for you — create some space before this weekend, and watch or listen to that song. Lean in to the lyrics, and see what line jumps out for you…

And then (if you live in our region) join us for communion this weekend. Let’s celebrate that approval rating together.

For the Great Lakes Bay Region,

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Paul Miller