Knowing you

I often wonder how well we know anyone. There are secret inner parts of each soul. We know what others share with us – nothing more. Anything more is guessing, hoping, or even thoughts that are negative. We believe that someone is evil, another is too critical, or a dear friend becomes selfish for no reason.

But do we really know why? Perhaps when there is change in someone close, this is a signal that we need to spend some quality time with the individual just to listen to their story.

Do we recognise their best qualities? Change happens. This is not the time to be critical or condemning.

We read the scriptures and think we know Christ as we know ourselves. Maybe it’s time to be still and know. Time in reflection of the scriptures and in our relationship with Christ.

Do you routinely pray or spend time with the scriptures?

Song of the day: Knowing You

Sunday Worship, July 26, 2020

Recorded in the sanctuary at St. Andrews United Church, Matawatchan. Thank you Joanne for sharing your leadership and message and thanks Ken for offering your voice and support.

What does the Lord require of you?

The church is the people. I am so grateful and blessed to share in ministry of the Pastoral Charge.

May you find a blessing as you bless others.

Jesus is:

Worship Sunday, July 5th, 2020 – DMS Pastoral Charge

Perhaps you’d like to create a mind map that begins with the words: I am.

Once completed connect those descriptors with the Divine, Holy, and or Jesus. Any new ideas for you? Sit for a while in the quiet presence of God.

Reflect on the scriptures:

Proverbs 18:24, KJV

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”

John 15:13-15, KJV

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”

Revelation 3:20, KJV

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

May the peace that surpasses our understanding keep you surrounded in grace, love, and joy.

Barbara

Worship June 27, 2020

Is it worth it? Generous giving.

Audio Recording of the service: https://fccdl.in/rFyL0JkK0J

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WE HEAR GOD’S WORD FOR US

2 Corinthians 9:6-12

6 The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

7 Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

8 And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.

9 As it is written,

“He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;

    his righteousness endures forever.”

10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

 11 You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us;

12 for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989

God bless you as you give from your heart.

Blessed to be a blessing.

Barbara