Monday, November 26, 2012

What do you love?

After the fall, the affections were misplaced on wrong objects; in sanctification, they are turned into a sweet order and harmony, the grief placed on sin, the love on God, the joy on heaven. -- Thomas Watson, Body of Divinity

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Take Time for Rest

Sometimes, when the leaves are falling, and the sky gets dark at five o’clock, the world looks like I feel. We seem to be running short on time and energy together. This is a busy season. Halloween has come and gone. The elections are behind us. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year loom before us. Add to this the daily stresses of bills, shopping, traveling, studying, cooking, eating, working, parenting, and others and it’s hard to keep up.

At times like these, I am comforted by Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:25-34. In these verses we are reminded that we are not able, through worry, to add even a single hour to our lives. He goes on to tell us that God knows what our needs are and promise us that when we seek God and His righteousness, He will take care of our needs. So why do we worry so much? We have no need to be anxious about food or drink or clothing or the many other things that burden us, because God loves us and provides for us.

Today, rest. Take some time to pause and step away from the flurry of activities. Again, Jesus says in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” So sit and drink some coffee or tea, pray, read, reflect, or give thanks. It is a busy season, but it is in busy seasons that it is most important find moments, hours, or even days of rest.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

CB America Hurricane Sandy Relief

There are many CB America churches along the Atlantic Coast line that have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Please uphold them in prayer! If you would like to make a contribution through CB America to help the churches and communities impacted by the storm, CB uses PayPal Service for online giving. You do not need to have a PayPal account to contribute to Hurricane Sandy Relief using this service. To do this visit the CB America website.