Pastoral Pondering – 6-21-2016

Good morning everyone!  How is it with your soul today?  I pray that question lingers with you for a while and you consider it in prayer. I also pray that you find God is moving in you and through you as we seek justice in the world and seek to live in love with God and neighbor. Remember, Jesus taught that ALL of the law could be summed up in those two simple rules of living, love God and love your neighbor.

I was reading my devotional today and these words popped up in the reading:  “You have worth because of what God does, not because of what you do.

WOW, have you given that any thought recently?  So often we focus on what we can do to “help” God minister to the people in our communities. But, that is not how God wants us to see things. We need to realize God provides for our needs and gives us the nourishment we seek if we allow ourselves to delve into the Word and sip from the bowl of God’s fullness. Let us come to know our worth by what God is doing in us, through us, and in spite of us.

In 2 Peter we read:  Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.” 

Have you had your spiritual milk today?  What is keeping you from taking a drink from God’s goodness? Perhaps spend a little less of your day with Facebook or Twitter. Maybe take the time you would spend in front of the television and open God’’s word and sip from the milk that will help you grow in the full experience of salvation. We could all stand a little more bone density in our spiritual bodies!

God bless you as we journey together!

1 Comment for “Pastoral Pondering – 6-21-2016”

Ch. Bonnie

says:

Thank you. This reminds me of something HE spoke this morning. The reminder about His yoke. Our King’s yoke, His huge powerful yet loving arm around my shoulders. Not only with guidance but, with protection and baring the weight. Transferring the heaviness off of my back onto His. He is so much bigger. So very much stronger than me. When we come side of each other, each one empowered with FATHER’s Own Breath, His own heart pumping within ours, that synergy of His Household moving together is AMAZING! From a loaded down burdensome assignment, life is transported into a wonderous ride.

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