I so want to be in control my life and destiny,
Or at least have some say in it.
Still I know that you are saying:
“Let me take your hand and lead you.
Accept my love and grace.
Let go your preconceived ideas and listen to my voice.
Trust that where I bring you,
The deepest desires of you heart will be fulfilled.’
Lord I open my hands to receive your gift of love whatever the cost.’
Speak Lord for your servant is listening
Speak Lord for your servant is listening (1 Samuel 3: 1-12)
Samuel woke three times thinking that Eli was calling him.
Three times Samuel heard but misunderstood who it was who had called him.
Finally Samuel’s mentor Eli ‘understood’ and led his charge into a place of understanding.
Without hesitation Samuel paid attention to his teacher and his ears were open to the voice of God.
(v ;10-11) “and the Lord called Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel said, Speak Lord for your servant is listening .”
Samuel was listening and God spoke directly to him. A listening servant heard the word of God directly.
God was to do a work through a listening obedient servant and so it is today,
As has been said over and over again we are not just observers of a changing world we are participants in it.
The earth and all that is in it is crying out under the weight of destruction.
Here in our land the raging fires have not only devastated the natural world and the living creatures in it,
but the lives and livelihoods of many. In this alone Australians have been brought to their knees.
But there is more!
Never before have we seen and experienced a viral enemy that has crossed national, economic,
cultural, religious, ethical and physical boundaries in ways that have changed life as we know it.
LET US UNDERSTAND THAT THE PLACE WE FIND OURSELVES IS NOT OF GOD.
RATHER LET US TAKE HOPE IN THE REALISATION THAT GOD IS IN IT WITH US AND AS SUCH IS SPEAKING TO US.
We have all had compulsory times of isolation and quiet in which God has been calling our name.
Have we heard or have we been too caught up in the noise and clatter around us.
The noise that pays no heed to the voice of God.
God of infinite love, patience and grace, call our name again.
Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.
WHAT PREVENTS ME FROM LISTENING AND ULTIMATELY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD?
I do not know where you are leading me.
I don’t even know what my next day, week or year will look like.
As I try to keep my hands open, I trust that you will put your hands in mine
In relationship and commitment.
Thank you God for your love
PENTECOST 4 - 28th June 2020
28th June 2020
Worship at home
PENTECOST 3 - 21st June 2020
21st June 2020
Worship at home
National Refugee Week
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PO 189 WODONGA VIC 3689
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