Pastor’s Pen 28 June 2020

Shalom.

Remember that God is the source of all that we need. I wrote this down the other day to remind me of my journey.

One life, 

Lived once,   

Lived well,     

  With eternity in mind,           

For an audience of one.

There are many things that compete for our focus in life and at times we need to give them due attention, but we should never lose the bigger picture.

We can live forever, but only when we respond to the call of Christ to follow Him (Matt 16:24). This call results in a relationship with the Creator of the Universe and puts us in touch with eternity.

I’m reminded that I am just one man, while there are many things I can see that need to be done I am aware that I haven’t been asked to do them all. In “Velvet Elvis” by Rob Bell, he came to a realisation that “Your job is the relentless pursuit of who God has made you to be. And anything else is sin and you need to repent of it.” (page 114) How do we pursue that person God made us to be? 

Remember God loves you just the way you are. But he refuses to leave you that way; He wants you to be just like Jesus.

I need to reflect Christ as best I can while still being me. How do I reflect Him? By focusing on him. Where we look often determines where we go. Works every time I drive!


Bless ya