Tuesday, December 3, 2013

We of Free Will...

Lord, you never force us to believe in you.

                         You don’t make us praise you.

                         You won’t command us to love you.

                         But instead, you invite us to come.

In our heart of hearts at some point we all know there is a Creator God - the world is no fluke.
God is God, the almightiest being that can do with his creations as he well pleases - its not about us, even if we think it is - as we his creations are always within God's power even though he created his creations with their own free-will.
God invites, in fact God longs for us to acknowledge him in all this - then we of free will become truly free.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The letter is "I" ...

Two Sundays back Leonie gave a terric message at our families service... just one of her key points is really worth repeating here:

The letter " I " - is in the center of 'sin'

So if we think about it....

Sin is:

Loving things and Using people

Where Love is:

Loving people and Using things

Pretty simple stuff isnt it? But it is this type of catchy reminder that really sticks... guess which group of folk are in the happier camp?

Thanks Leonie :)


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Our Own Serenity

The following came through on a daily feed from somewhere:

"Serenity does not expect or demand love from others but thinks of new ways to offer love even
 to those who seem unloving.

It opens as we let go of trying to become something and begin to savour being someone.

Serenity is the courage to let go, to open up, to be"

Often we are caught up trying to be something for someone or being something else for ourselves.

This can dictate who and how we associate with different people yet these biases will ultimately hold back our own serenity in who we are.

One of my favourite sayings to correct the untruth that creeps in is to say:

"All Souls are Equal" (a nice little plug for our church as well) it brings the ego back and with it the serenity of being exactly who we are and just as God made us.