Thursday, November 13, 2008

Making New Efforts

But the fruit of the Spirit is...self-control...against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)

One part of self-control is motivating yourself; doing what you know needs to be done.

Often that comes in the form of making new efforts.

Trying again.

Digging in and giving a new commitment to change and growth.

You see something that isn't quite right in your life.

Either you let it go or you decide to do something about it.

"We applaud the concept in most things. We know, for instance, that even people who were married years ago have to keep working at that marriage consciously and intently every year thereafter, or the marriage will fail no matter how established it seems."

"We know that people who own businesses take inventories and evaluations every business year or the business fails."

"We too often fail to realize, however, people who say they want to find God in life have to work everyday too to bring that Presence into focus, or the Presence will elude them no matter how present it is in theory." (The Rule of Benedict: Insights for the Ages, Joan Chittister)

This Friday will be a special opportunity to give attention to bringing the Presence into focus; drawing closer to God; seeking the Spirit's reviving work in your life.

Join us at 6:30 for a potluck dinner. (You only need to bring food to share. The Church will provide table settings and drinks.)

Pastor Bob Moulding will be sharing about bringing God's presence into focus in his own life, particularly through difficult circumstances.

Hope to see you then.

Grace & peace

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