STW 18.viii.2013

Here’s some of what today taught me………

I love it how God choreographs different passages and different talks on the same day.
Recovering from repeated mockage about being a crocs wearer when spotted on Friday!
Having more invites to play candy crush than to read the bible today, again! Is our culture more distraction than discipleship?!
I loved explaining what I was preaching in the 0830 Trinity 12 to Noah, about God being enough. 2 Corinthians 3 v 5, ‘Our sufficiency is of God!’
In advance of his new album release, Foy Vance sounds as brilliant as ever.
Challenging Luke 11 passage to preach on the winning power of Jesus.
Revisiting God’s strength in my weakness was encouragement for my soul.
Epic evening supper with my clan. The boy and I ate a lamb shank each. Mighty.
Great conversations after the second talk, about gospel confidence, evil, the devil, metaphor and whether Martin Luther was wrong!
Different conversations with others about priorities, ambition and being motivated, not driven!
From Brene Brown: “Ironic that I’m the most afraid when I’m being brave!”
Top of the Lake, was dark, disturbing….and apart from the scenery, I’m wondering can I have those hours of my life back?!
Today’s collect is worth repeating, and some kind of wonderful.
“Almighty and everlasting God,
You are always more ready to hear than we are to pray
And to give more than either we desire or deserve:
Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,
Forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid
And giving us those good things
which we are not worthy to ask
But through the merits and mediation
Of Jesus Christ your son our Lord,
Who is alive and reigns with you,
In the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, now and forever more.”

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