Sunday, October 23, 2005

REJOICE IN THE LORD


from my prayer journal- Oct. 21, 2005 (2 days after telling my youth that I'm leaving for a new church):

SCRIPTURE: "Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love; so that we may rejoice and be glad all or days." - Psalm 90: 14

OBSERVATION: Even in the midst of pain or hurt the Christian is asked to hope that God's love will prevail. In this hope we are called to rejoice and to be content that God's grace is at work.


APPLICATION: today I am worried about what my kids are going through and that I am a source of pain for them right now. I can't stand the thought. So today I take with me the phrase, "REJOICE AND BE GLAD". Today I will trust that God's grace is working in all our lives and hope that htis grace will bring both healing and vision for us all.

PRAYER: Lord of Grace and Love, heal the wounds that I've created. Help me to grow from responding to your call. Make us all more of whom you wish us to be. Amen.

4 comments:

SLY said...

Hey man, I did't know you were moving. Where to man?

Ciona said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you got the position.

This transition will certainly be hard for your youth. It is a comfort to rest in the reassurance that God heals.

jason said...

my prayers will be with you and both churches during this time of transition

St.Phransus said...

thanks y'all for the support and prayers. john, i'm goingt to hermitage umc (your old stomping grounds).