January 28, 2019
God’s people are reminded to … “Remember today what you have learned, about the Lord through your experiences with Him” (Deuteronomy 11:2).
Some things we only learn through experience. And some things we experience, and learn best from, with one another.
The Bible talks about it with the word koinonia. Among other things it means communion, participation and contribution.
We learn and experience God best it seems when we worship, fellowship, grow, serve and reach out together.
January 13, 2019
Every great achievement involves the right timing.
Great musicians know how to play in time, whether it be to a slow or fast tempo. Professional surfers know the precise moment when to catch a wave, or else risk losing the wave all together. In the Olympics a few milliseconds can be the difference between winning a gold medal or going home empty handed.
Timing is critical.
God calls us to walk in the Spirit, and part of this is knowing when to speed up and when to slow down. It’s about being in time with God.
Ecclesiastes 8:6 “For there is a right time and a right way for everything, but we know so little.”
December 9, 2018
Around the world, wherever Christmas is celebrated, lights are often part of decorations in our homes and on streets and in shops. Sometimes the “light shows” are spectacular.
“Light” is, of course, a common theme in the Bible. The first particular act of God’s creation is “let there be light”. Jesus describes himself as the “light of the world”. And light plays a part in the Christmas story – the “glory of the Lord” shining around shepherds and “wise men” following stars.
The gospel writer John says of Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas, “… his life is the light, that shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it”.
I pray over the next few weeks, that knowing Jesus (God’s Christmas gift to you), will light up your life.