God With Us.

The Reading today is Psalm 65. I would particularly like to focus on verse 4 of that Psalm.

“Blessed are those you choose
and bring near to live in your courts!
We are filled with the good things of your house,
of your holy temple.”

We might be challenged to do many wonderful and great things in this life that we have been given. Even in our congregation, as we look around there are many superb things happening that lead us to praise our great God, like the Sunday preaching, the children’s and youth work, the life groups, pastoral care and so on.
He will continue to equip and call out many of our number to launch out in faith with tasks to build up the body of Christ and to reach out to others.

But there is something that brings an even greater degree of satisfaction than anything that we can experience on a human level – and that is, our time spent in quiet devotion to Him and with Him.

I realise that I am speaking to the converted – if you are a regular reader of this blog, but could I encourage you to keep on doing what you are doing.

Our lives are very busy – too busy probably. It is hard to take the time to be alone with God. But let us remember…..He is never too busy to be with us.

God’s one consuming desire is for each of us to know Him. When we do this even the smallest of activities will take on a new meaning.

Start today. Spend quality time with God and enjoy the awesome privilege of being in His presence.

Have a great day doing that.

Peter Clark.