Pastor’s Pen 17th March 2019

Shalom. Let God fill the wings of the faithful to fly further in the will of his wind.

As you may know Rebecca and I are slowly working away on our little house. I remember now how long things take. Rebecca does most of the painting while I do the plastering,  filling and most of the sanding … it seems to take forever to finish. You spend all this time preparing – washing walls, filling holes, sanding; preparing paint, brushes, painting sheets and moving furniture out the way. Then you actually paint; but you need to go around all the edges, corners and areas where the roller wouldn’t work. It seems like there’s all this work that’s gone on with not much to show, then the roller comes out and all of a sudden you’ve got a glimpse of the finished product.

Our life is like that; the big areas often don’t take that much to do, but it’s the little things that give it it’s lines, that pronounce you’ve done a good (or at least ok) job. It’s often the little things that take the time, the little moments that help define the big ones. Those regular times of prayer, bible reading, thinking and meditating on God that may not seem huge, but when you come to the big decisions, help guide and direct you because you’ve learnt to listen to Holy Spirit’s voice, to discern the whisper of God in the midst of the noise of life.
I’ve found this past week a reminder of the need to draw aside regularly and spend time with God because much of the noise of my life is full of God chatter in the best way possible, but still I need to emulate the lesson of my master and ‘go up the mountain’ to spend time alone.
Hebrews 12:2 Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it; because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honour, right alongside God. (The Message)

We must keep the main thing, the main thing and that is to achieve the purpose Jesus has for us and be the person he created us to be. We can know we’re on the right track when we…
…Act justly; love mercy and walk humbly with our God. (Micah 6:8)

May this week be one where you discover a greater ease in your journey with Christ.

Bless ya
Pastor Mike