A Church with a Heart for our Community

July 8th Thursday

Greetings to you…blessed and highly-favored child of God…in the name of Jesus Christ – THE Risen Savior! What an interesting morning in the Kingdom…surely this must be the day that the Lord has made for us, so let us rejoice and be glad in it! How many blessings…God’s gifts to you…can you name in the next sixty seconds? Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to shelter you with His “TLC” and to reveal Himself to you in ways that you will understand and in ways that you can respond to.

I have been pondering a sentence that I read a few days ago and I thought I should share it with you. It goes like this: ,,,weakness is not our problem, it is our delusion of strength that is. Now I am not sure how you will decipher that thought….for me it was a reminder that I can be rather independent – “I don’t need help – I can do this – I can handle this!”

I recall the man who confided to Jesus…”I believe…but help my unbelief.”  Matthew 9:24. We all have a level of belief, but not always on the personal-side, where it really counts. Perhaps it is like saying…”I can talk the talk but I can’t walk the walk”…and yet, we still try. One of the things that I have been learning is that God won’t force me to walk in peace with Him…I must decide to do that. I have to lay my burdens down – my unbelief. I have to trust Him-not myself. I have to pay attention to His instructions-not be so independent. I need to pay attention to how God is at work all around me, I need to avoid getting entangled in stressful conversations. I need to spend time getting close to Him not wait for Him to get close to me. I need to personally worship Him more than I am doing…maybe instead of what I am trying to do on my own.

The song says…There is a place of quiet rest-Near to the heart of God — but I must chose it, I must decide I will pursue it! I know God is there…generally, but I know that He can be MORE there if I chose. I know that He can help me with life, wants to help me…but not if I think I can do it on my own. He values my weakness that depends on Him, but not so much my – I can do this on my own! – my delusion of strength.

Something to think about – be blessed!