#428 For #emberday we prayed for those #preparingforordination, those in #ordainedministry and those going through the #discernmentprocess in College Group worship. We were encouraged to walk as we prayed. Looking at God’s creation for inspiration as we prayed, I found myself focused on these leaves fallen away from trees in the grounds of Cuddesdon. There is a time and #seasonforeverything – a time to study and be formed, and a time to serve. A time to discern and question, and a time to follow; a time to retreat and a time to be sent out; a time to grow and flourish, and a time to rest and refresh. May the boldness of the Spirit #transform us, may the gentleness of the Spirit #lead us, may the gifts of the Spirit #equip us to serve and worship God. Amen
#425 What are the #currents in your life at the moment? What is pulling you away from #stability and #grounding? Can you swim away from it or are you already in #toodeep? The realisation of being in too deep may necessitate calling for help and reaching for the #lifebouy that someone throws you…#itsnevertoolate
#421 What kind of #sunflower are you this week? One of the few that has it’s head raised far above the rest – you’re a #go-getter!? Or perhaps your head is a bit droopy, as life is #gettingyoudown a bit? Are you one who has that in-built self-preservation tactic to keep looking up to the sky…a bit of a #dreamer? Or are you #alert and observing all that is going on around you, sometimes with pleasure whilst other times with absolute terror that one day you may have to do that? Many people have made new beginnings in September, new school, university, theological college or job. Today I pray for each of those, that you will begin to feel more settled, and become more comfortable with your surroundings and new routines soon. Amen.