Good Morning!

Where has the week gone? On Monday morning when I woke up, it seemed as if I had all the time in the world – the whole week was ahead of me. I had a “to do list”, and way back there on Monday morning, it seemed it would be simple to accomplish it all – But here it is Saturday morning – I am just now getting this email sent to you….. and I am saying, “Where in the world has the week gone?” That is not an unusual question for me. Seems to happen every week. All the things I THINK I need to do quite often get pushed aside for what God seems to think I should do. So I just scramble through, hoping I am pleasing God even in the midst of my scrambling!

So, what I have taken to doing is to find a time each week to try to sort out the week before. John Wesley did this every night – actually he asked himself 22 questions! Like “Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better that I really am? (In other words, am I a hypocrite?); Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful?; Do I grumble or complain constantly?; Do I insist on doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?; Is Christ real to me? ……..  I have not even begun to reach the Wesley discipline. But I do try to figure out – even if I have hardly scratched MY to do list, how many things I accomplished on God’s to do list. In these later years of life, I have taken to searching for moments of peace and understanding, and compassion that came my way during the week.  If I have found just a few moments of truly sharing life with another person, of truly walking with them in love, I figure that week is a win!! Not at all what I planned, but one in which God has been in the middle of! Doesn’t get any better than that!

I love you all so very much and look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning! The scripture is I Peter 4:12-14,5:6-11. Peter has lots of messages for us there, but we are going to concentrate on the wonderful truth that we are not alone even when it seems so lonely. We can cast all our cares on Jesus.  Not some, but ALL!! If you are like me, you need to hear this good news!  See you at 11!


Grace and Peace,