A Church with a Heart for our Community

July 16th Thursday

Greetings to you in the beautiful, wonderful, and powerful name of Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! What a lovely morning in the Kingdom…the earth is really enjoying the warm and gentle rain. God really knows how to make a day that reveals His character and gives us reason “to rejoice and be glad in it!” I trust that you and your family are keeping healthy and enjoying life as it comes to them. Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to listen to the whispers of your spirit and then begin to meet the needs and desires of your heart…so don’t be afraid to ask for what you need for He is more than able to meet them.

Last night we watched another Christmas movie…LOL!…and once again God taught a life lesson or two in the middle of it. We were reminded how God can turn the disappointments that come our way into divine appointments if we are willing to let Him…and sometimes, many times in fact, these divine appointments touch other people’s lives. Let me give you the ‘shortened’ version…a girl brought special Christmas cards for her new boyfriend – he broke up with her and she is left with these cards but decides after a moment of pondering to send them to special people in her life. These people received the cards at a very opportune moment and the personal message in the card affected their lives in a transforming way. It was a practical definition of “coincidence” – a small miracle where God chooses to remain anonymous. 

You never know when God will want to ‘teach’ you a new lesson…and you never know when you need to ‘learn’ a new truth.  There has been many comments made lately about returning to “normal” and I have ‘learned ‘ that normal simply means back to the way I was living my life, a way that was comfortable and understood, that gave me some security…that did not require me to “change” … we really don’t like to change!

I was reminded of the words … “for I have learned to be satisfied in any circumstance…for I ‘m trained in the secret of overcoming all things…and I find that the strength of Christ’s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty.” Philippians 4:12-13 TPT. The ability to cope and to find a ‘new normal’ isn’t something that automatically happens when circumstances change…there is a learning curve. The best part of this is that of the inner strength and power infused into us because of our faith. By some strange coincidence our ‘learning curve’ has a transforming effect on other people. Our ability to change can encourage someone else to change…what miracles can happen!

Something to ponder…have a blessed day!