Happy Blursday, lately with all the stuff going on the days
seem to blur together. Working from home, isolated for the most part
with very little as it was. Where do we go from here? How do we get there?
I used to gauge the time and the days of the week in relation to Sunday. Well with being a Pastor and all it worked for me. Then until recently and still erratically we were not having church hence Blursday. “What day is it?”
They say it takes 21 days to form a habit but I am guessing it takes about 21 minutes to get out of the habit. Well at least for me. It has happened with daily devotions several times when my schedule changes. We moved, my wife retired and was at home all day everyday. Don’t get me wrong it was great but different, something had changed, so my habits changed. Going from having multiple meeting, studies and other appointments throughout the week to not having any was hard. And now with things re-opening trying to get back in that routine is even harder.
So where are we going from here? Well I think we need to know if we are talking about just back into the routine of everyday life or thinking longer term of our eternal life. I’ve said it before if our focus is just the routine of everyday life we miss out on the joy God has for us. We often lose hope or don’t even realize there is a bigger hope that can fill us up. Fill that void we can’t fill ourselves. We try and try to fill it with all sorts of things. (Relationships, drugs, food, work, alcohol, sex, and much more) The hope of something better, something bigger long lasting. The hope of eternal life is the only thing that can truly fill us as our creator intended.
Knowing I have a spot in heaven for eternity is the source of my hope and great joy and peace particularly in the midst of trials and challenges such as we are in now. And even better news I did nothing to deserve it, I can do nothing to earn it. It comes as a gift, free to me because Jesus paid the price for you and for me. There should be no blurring of the facts on this matter. There is no Blursday when it comes to God’s grace. God is crystal clear that he wants all his children in heaven with him for eternity. He provided the way through his son Jesus. All we need to do is acknowledge and accept this gift, his Spirit is here to help and guide us in this act of faith.
John 3:16 states this clearly For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son. That whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
Joshua 1:9 reminds us of God’s presence Have I not commanded you to be strong and courageous do not be afraid for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Come by either our physical site (5080 Kingsley, Montclair, Ca,) Sundays @ 10am or visit us at www.tlcmontclair.org any time and get filled up on God’s hope.
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