Happy Monday people!
Yesterday I listened to an intensely emotional testimony of a man delivered from 20 years of severe pain and a 10 year battle with a psychotic illness, alcoholism and drug addiction….The perfect ‘miry clay’ combination!
Nothing describes a place of darkness, despair and uncertainty as vividly as the miry clay. In the miry clay one is on a downward spiral and knows it. It is a bottomless pit of quicksand and the more you move the more you sink!
King David described his encounter with God in the miry clay. He waited patiently, and God lifted him out, placed his feet on solid ground, established him and gave him a new song. (Ps 40:1)
Today Spencer’s new song is drawing others to place their trust in God.
I am at the age now when most of my friends and contemporaries are sadly losing their parents. I can recall vividly my early memories of some of these parents coming to watch our school plays and arrange birthday parties. Where have all the decades gone?
To those who recently lost a parent, may the Lord comfort you!
The death of a parent is so painful but it helps one put things into perspective; suddenly one is forced to confront their own mortality and consider the brevity of life.
For those like me who still have parents; it is a privilege. Let’s spend time with them, settle any misunderstandings, forgive any hurts of the past, get their blessings and lead them to Christ.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heaven; a time to be born and a time to die. Ecc 3:1-2
What is the size of your pension pot? For some the word ‘pension’ may seem a distant reality right now.
We know that the size of our pension is determined not only by our length of service and profitability of our pension fund, but also by the size of our pension contributions.
When we work in the Kingdom the terms of service are the same. We will be duly rewarded for what we put in. Paul describes levels of work; gold, wood, stubble etc. Our work will be tested by fire and only the work that endures will be rewarded.(1 Cor 3:13)
Our day of reckoning may be closer than we think….Will our work pass the fire test?