Sunday was yet another enjoyable time together, though it was full of elements we don’t necessarily like to have in place. As we continue to make our way through Proverbs, be prepared to have the Lord stir our hearts toward greater depths of holiness in our actions. The second half of this series will challenge and convict us all as we let God’s Word expose areas in our life that need to be adjusted, such as this past Sunday’s topic of self-control. As we learned on Sunday, we tend to turn honey into vomit when we lack restraint (Proverbs 25:16). So it is necessary, at times, to reflect on the places you turn a good thing into a destructive thing. Immediate gratification is the gold standard around us, but wisdom tells us to put up walls that will help provide restraint; that will impede an immediate fulfillment of a desire. The beauty of it all is that self-control is one of the fruits of the Spirit, meaning we can practice restraint, in as much we depend on God the Spirit (Gal 5:22-24).
These are crazy days, and with each new day, there seems to be another issue, tragedy, or further uncertainty with COVID-19 that rocks us to our core. It can feel overwhelming and cause us to wane in our faith and weaken our trust in God’s sovereign care. This is when prayer becomes essential to bring comfort and renewed trust in God. Join us this Wednesday, June 24, at 6:30 pm for a prayer gathering through zoom. We will have several points to pray about and many issues to pray over. If you have not used zoom, simply click on the link provided below, and it should walk you through the necessary steps to get set-up. The link for this gathering is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84139182167
Grace and Peace,