Someone recently asked what would happen if God went on vacation. Just think: What would happen to this world if God stopped loving us, sustaining us or working for our renewal? Would it be like the sun suddenly not shining?
Jesus and his disciples indeed found times to rest and renew. No, they didn’t go out to the cabin or some campground, but they did find secluded places for prayer. Even so, they were always open to God’s call to love and serve as needs arose.
This week I’d encourage you to reflect on what it means for you to ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (Matthew 22:37). Jesus said this was the first and greatest commandment. How does that take shape in your life?
How does loving God with our entire lives impact the people and situations God is leading us to this week? How will this love be present at Helen Nielsen‘s funeral on Wednesday afternoon? How will that love be experienced as the youth and ladies gather for study on Wednesday and Friday; as the Natural Church Leadership Team meets to encourage us to share the good news of that love Wednesday evening; or as the prayer and music teams bathe in that love on Thursday?
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Carry that great command with you this week. “Cycle” with it and join us on Sunday to hear about and feed on God’s love for you.