As Ernie says “We need stuff to energize us, to excite us, to challenge us, and that sometimes seems far away.”
Refurnish me with a sense of
purpose for these all-so-slowly-burning
quietly unfolding plans.
Replenish me with vision.
Renew me with hope of
Rekindle in me the passion that long since
got me involved in all this.
Rouse my sense of responsibility for
my time, and rid me of the
fantasy that a day in your service
could be dull.
What more needs to be said?
#Do1NiceThing: Take time to pray for your neighbours // Thinking back to yesterday’s stuff about ‘blessings’, I do remember to pray for the neighbours either side and opposite as I speak to them most frequently… but how about the whole street, and what to pray for!
Whether we follow an individual, a group or an ideal, we should always ask ourselves who we’re following and why we do it.
Especially as news of Tony Benn’s death means that such as follows are abundant in my Facebook news feed:
and I love this thought re the need to not manipulate people:
If we treat people with the same kind of honest grace, freedom and respect as he did, sooner or later others will want to search for the God that we follow.
Lots of really interesting thoughts about not being cluttered with both possessions and responsibilities, being ready for a change in direction (whether physical or mental) … but throughout the importance of following Jesus first.
I just had a quick look today, as I do love the project, to see @jontylangley speaking about the need to think about who we listen to (it’s not all about us!):
They may not be ‘the least of these’ in a global sense, but when we perpetually ignore them, we are ignoring Jesus, just as surely as if they were hungry, thirsty or in prison.