Hi friends! It has been quite sometime since I last updated the website or posted a blog. Much to do with the busyness of starting ministry, having a baby and some travels over the summer. I have been updating partners by email. So if you would like to get regular updates, please send a request and I can add your email.
Priorities is the key word for me recently. The urgent things clammer for our attention, but what is most important to us saddly takes a back seat. It is like giving God the garbage we throw out, rather than the first fruits of our harvest. What has busyness done to us? We "do" things for our churches, business or family - but do those things fall into our priorities to what we value or just the tyranny of the urgent. In Luke 14:7-24 Jesus speaks of the invitation to the Great Banquet. But those he has invited gave many "excuses". The excuses in our culture would seem expectable, but think about what these excuses show about our priorities - and what are we REALLY giving up. The first man bought a field. Great! But that field will one day be burned up and he will die and return to the earth. He gave us eternity with God for a field? The second man bought five yoke of oxen and he must go examine them. Great! But even oxen will perish, or the weather may not produce good harvest etc... He gave up dining with the eternal God for what? The third person's excuse was "I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come." Now I agree marriage is wonderful and time and priorities change. But friends, I would hope he would marry a beliving, equally yoked wife and they would attend the wedding feast of Christ together!
What do we give up in our daily life? Work has expectations, church has expectations, family has expectations... everyone has their preference of how they would like us to spend the most valuable possession we have - our life, our time here on earth. How will we use it?
It is a constant battle, but I desire to make God's will first priority! I want to give Him the first fruit of my time, not the last scraps. Would you pray that this would be true for our campus ministry at WCC? Also in our churches and our families!
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