#49 “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going. While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.” #john12v27to36a #morningprayer Over the last few days I’ve been reflecting on the changes to my life already in ministerial training…it is about giving way to myself and allowing God to guide. Yesterday I listened to a sermon on the tongue, and how it is difficult to not say the wrong thing…that is so true with me! I so often think ‘I should never have said that’ but it is too late! Being a child of the light is about so much, when you think of following the example of #wwjd but for now I am challenged with thinking more and speaking less…difficult indeed! (at Ripon College Cuddesdon)
#46 Today I took myself off for #sabbath time…time to rest and not work, read, do housework, but just be alone with my thoughts and #prayers. I ended up walking for two and a half hours!! As I was walking, the wind was pleasant, but all around me. I was reminded of a time when someone explained God using a wind analogy – you can’t see Him but you can feel Him, and you just know He’s there. Gradually I began to feel #closertogod and the world around me almost paled into insignificance. Whether religious or not, I wonder whether you take time to rest and just think about nothing? Have you had an experience of awesomeness, and feeling in the presence of God/divine figure/something you cannot quite explain? It can be so refreshing…
#45 If you knew what you would find along your journey, would you still go? Jesus said, ‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles; they will mock him, and spit upon him, and flog him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise again.’ #mark10v32to34 Even as the Son of God surely it took courage and bravery to face that in the knowledge of exactly what would happen? Look back on the last year at those unexpected things that have happened. Despite the fact that you may not have chosen them, you have shown courage and bravery as you have moved through difficult times. #thankgod for His guidance and strength…if you aren’t out of the other side of it, I pray that you will be soon. #morningprayer
#29 Sometimes we can lose sight of the #humancondition … of the need to be listened to and understood, to be loved. We get hung up with #tradition and rules and respond with what is right and wrong, rather than what is needed. #morningprayer #mark7v1to13
#13 Lammas Service today – a service which is an ancient celebration of the first fruits and a reminder of our dependence on God. What will he provide you with this week?
#thankfulness #godprovides #lammastide