Friday, 15 May 2020

Good morning Church family,

I was reflecting on our move to level two and how wonderful it is to get back to some level of normal. I am also glad that during Level 4 and 3 we were drawn into a deeper relationship with God. There is something about going through a tough time that draws you nearer to Him. We feel his rich blessing as all of us have come through this time with minimal impact. Things could have been much worse. We give you thanks Lord for bringing us through, you are faithful!

So I guess my encouragement to you is while we move to level two, don’t let your level of engagement with God slip as other things begin to demand your attention again. God is worthy of praise in both the good and the bad times. Think of it like you are an athlete in your peak, don’t lose the gains you have made, it’s time to set your sights on even greater things with your relationship with God. All throughout scripture we see examples of how the people of God become complacent when things begin to settle, let’s break that trend Rimutaka Baptist.

Psalm 113 says

Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord, you his servants;

praise the name of the Lord.

Let the name of the Lord be praised,

both now and forevermore.

From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets,

the name of the Lord is to be praised.

The Lord is exalted over all the nations,

his glory above the heavens.

Who is like the Lord our God,

the One who sits enthroned on high,

who stoops down to look

on the heavens and the earth?

He raises the poor from the dust

and lifts the needy from the ash heap;

he seats them with princes,

with the princes of his people.

He settles the childless woman in her home

as a happy mother of children.

Praise the Lord.

Blessings

Laurie

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