Good day, my friends, Once again, I am honoured to be able to connect with you in our weekly church newsletter.
I’m getting ready to join the other members of our Church council at a two-day retreat at West Vancouver Golf Club. This will be a time for us to be together as a team as we reflect on the importance of caring for our personal spiritual life. It’s so easy to get so busy that we neglect to nurture our personal relationship with God. For me, this is so important. I find it’s so easy to fall into the habit of trying to do the work of the Lord in my own wisdom and strength. When I do I become stressed and anxious. It’s so easy to become spiritually burned out trying to care for others.
For me, I need to purposely remind myself to slow down and take time to be silent in God’s presence and seek His perspective. “Why would you ever complain saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s the Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out and doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired and gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.” Isaiah 40:27-31 MSG
Thanks for listening to my reflections. This Sunday I will be preaching a sermon that arose from my time alone with God. It flowed so naturally and had a powerful impact on my own life. It’s a message I believe God wants all of us to hear and apply.
I look forward to our time together this Sunday.