A Church with a Heart for our Community

February 12th Wednesday

Greetings to you in the wonderful name f Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! What a lovely morning in the Kingdom – “let us rise and shine and give God the glory!”  and let us take a ‘One Minute Pause’ and simply ‘ Be still and know that He is God! – Psalm 46:10 ‘…sixty seconds of stillness this point in the morning is challenging – isn’t it? This morning I will be praying for you, asking Father to quiet you with His love and to respond to the urgent cry of your heart – for yourself, a family member, a friend, our world.

I stumbled onto a quote this morning that ignited my pondering-machine. The quote said – God wants to come to us and restore our lives. He really does. But if our soul is not well, it’s almost impossible to receive Him. Dry, scorched ground can’t absorb the very rain it needs. – John Eldredge. Further to that is this – The soul is but a hollow which God fills – C.S. Lewis.

I thought of how consumed we are with moving fast, which is exhausting and time consuming. I was reading about when emails replaced letters/memos, and in turn was replaced with text messages, which was replaced with hash tags and emojis. All this was supposed to reduce paper, save time, and make people more connected …. instead the opposite seems to have happened. A good description of life today is found in the words of one Bilbo Baggins: “I feel all thin, sort of stretched, like butter that has been scraped over too much bread.”

I join with many others in saying that the most terrifying four-letter word today is “busy” – I’m too busy, you are too busy, we are all too busy, busy-busy-busy! “Busy” is not a status symbol! A good visual description about life today is found in a television commercial where the man is talking about his job…sipping 300 cups of coffee each day. It seems we spend too many days simply taking ‘sips’ when Jesus said to take a drink of living water and let it flood over you. Interesting that recently I read the Scripture where Jesus told Peter to “Launch out into the deep.”

I think today’s challenge, if we want to be restored and renewed – is to find a few moments of silence, invite God by way of a simple little prayer: Come, occupy my silent place-And make thy dwelling there-More grace is wrought in quietness-Than any is aware – John Oxenham

A little something to ponder – be blessed!