I’ve been reflecting this week on just how deeply challenged we are to keep an eternal perspective on things. Work demands pull us from our peace in God to the temporal anxieties and struggles around us. Drama walks in, jerking our focus from our intimate divine connection toward an unhealthy focus on our own unhealed cracks and fissures. Staying in the calm of God’s divine embrace while the storms of life rage all around us can be hugely challenging!
It is in times like these that I turn to scripture to not only refocus my gaze, but to reconnect me to the Holy Spirit. I let the words of scripture form and shape my prayer, as I meditate on the compassionate, caring God I find revealed in Jesus. My prayer for us today is that we may all to grow in our desire and ability to stay focused on our loving God who seeks to sanctify us completely, that we may be filled entirely with eternity—spirit, body and soul (1 Thessalonians 5: 23).
I look forward to being with you in worship this weekend! We continue in our COME HUNGRY message series, looking this week at God’s work of restoration. We’ll focus on the prophecy of Isaiah 49 and how we see eternity breaking into our world in the life, ministry, and ongoing redemptive work of Jesus.