Theme = ‘prayer’
Jesus said, don’t be like the seagulls in Finding Nemo. Well, he would have done.
Daniel was committed to prayer – it’s all too easy for us to become complacent. But he fit his day around prayer, not the other way round.
Prayer is knitting our heart to God’s heart.
Let us commemorate the first Armistice Day, which brought a temporary peace - but let us also give thanks for Jesus, because his Armistice Day brings peace that lasts.
The gift of God’s own Son takes a lifetime to unwrap, but it’s never too early to start.
Feeling like God is angry with us, our own weakness, being afraid, and feeling like God is taking too long - all these can stop us coming to God in prayer. But they did not stop David.
Paul tells us, straight and simple, where and how to find peace: set your mind on the Spirit.
I don’t really know why Jesus called this ‘the parable of the sower’, because it isn’t really about the sower, it’s about the soil, and why the gospel does not impact everyone in the same way: the sower is the same, the seed is the same; it’s the soil that produces different results.
I promise you, I’m not going to go charging off on my own. My number one priority is to pray - on my own, and with you. Instead of hitting the ground running - taking over all the various different things that could be done - I’m going to hit the ground kneeling.
The more times I read about Jesus in the Gospels, the more I’m struck by his awesome humility and faithfulness.