Thursday, February 25, 2010

Psalm 27:11-14

Psalm 27:11-14

27:11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.
Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen against me, and they are breathing out violence.  I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

God has some strange timing. And I think it’s strange to us simply because God’s timing doesn’t fit our own. I recently led a spirituality class on time and the difference between chronos and kairos. Chronos is the time that we know. The unit of measurement that we order our lives around. Kairos is different. Kairos can’t be measured.  It’s the “right time,” the favorable moment, the critical time for something to happen. We also experience kairos as the fullness of time, a moment or longer, when life is full. We sense that we are doing what we should be doing, what God has appointed for us. Our work is now full of joy, satisfaction and meaning.  So, wait for the Lord! Be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! For God’s timing is the perfect timing.

Gracious God, give me the patience I need to trust in your timing. Amen

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ash Wednesday

"Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return."

Fat tuesday will come and go and should be a reminder to us all, not to over indulge, but that we are all perishable. That life and love and happiness, everything we have and everything we are will pass away. It's on Ash Wednesday, that we hear these words, "Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return." A reminder that without Christ Jesus, without the work of the Redeemer we are nothing. We are perishable. We are dust.

Gracious Lord Almighty, I thank you this day that you have loved me enough to die for me. Amen.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Isaiah 6:8

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I; send me!"

Every day God puts a call upon our hearts. A call to help. A call to serve. A call to love. God gives us the opportunity by putting us in circumstances which requires us to share God’s love. God placed a call upon Isaiah and Isaiah answered, “Here I am; send me.” How are you going to respond to God’s call this day to spread love; to reflect the light of Christ to others? Will you answer, Here I am, send me?

Almighty God, help me to hear your call and to respond. Amen.