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July 12th Tuesday

Greetings to you in the name of “The One who makes things happen”, Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! What a delightful morning in the Kingdom! Thanks be to God! I trust that you enjoyed your weekend and Monday…experiencing God’s presence in variety of interactions and circumstances. Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to surprise you with a “small detail blessing” that lets you know that He doesn’t miss anything!

This morning one of my emails began with: “What question started your day?” Before I could respond to that I had to consider a few phrases that have been swirling around in my thoughts: ‘the hour is urgent’ – ‘world events are revealing emergency situations’ – ‘in this hour of desperation’ – ‘this broken generation’ – ‘moving towards a most unusual time in all of history’ – ‘all lives matter’ – ‘there is a hunger for compassion and understanding in the four corners of our world ‘ – ‘what the world needs now is some common sense and encouragement’. “What question started my day?” … “how do I respond to the complexities of this season of living?”

And then I remembered the daily devotion calendar message: We need more confidence in the name of Jesus and less confidence in ourselves or anyone else – Joyce Meyer …Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this–heart and soul–will ever regret it.” It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. “Everyone who calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help.” – Romans 10:11-13  The Message.

We sang a song in our worship gatherings in the past days that included the words: “We believe in God the Father – We believe in Jesus Christ – We believe in the Holy Spirit – And He’s given us new life.” How do I respond to this new reality – that we really are living our lives leaning towards eternity? I respond by affirming what my core beliefs are and living it out. I respond by putting into practice – “…He [God] gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee { AND – every urgent moment, every desperate hour, every broken generation, every unusual time) should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  Philippians 2:9b – 11  NIV. I respond to uncertainty with certainty – to what I don’t know with what I do know.

What question started your day? — something to ponder and answer —  Be blessed!