As Christians we are joined together by our desire to follow Jesus Christ. So when Christian folk who we have never met before come and join us and live in our homes and seek to serve alongside us then we are immediately united by our common faith .
Today as we sought to obey the great commission I was struck by the harmony and the humour found in this band of brothers and sisters 🇺🇸🙏🏻🇬🇧
A few of my brothers and sisters ( in Christ ) flew in today to help us with a week of outreach that we have at Bethel.
Really looking forward to getting to know these guys and working with them.
All for Him 🙏🏻
Joe & Joe & Maggie doing the airport selfie. Apparently Joe ( with the beard ) forgot he had a flick knife and a bullet in his luggage ( as he didn't check his bag before he left ) 😄😄😄 it got confiscated of course 🙈 Maggie's face reflects the drama 😳
Ashley and Marci ( mother and daughter ) and James. 👍🏻👍🏻🇺🇸🇬🇧
James, one of our merry band of brothers , is off to Leeds at the weekend to start a new job . We took the opportunity to say farewell over a good old English breakfast 👍🏻. Followed by Luke 23 as we continued our studies in the word of God.
This afternoon was glorious ... sat in the garden studying in the bright sunshine. Staring at the tree 😄👍🏻
Met with Phil today, something we have done regularly since we worked in Wem together. We know each other well , having been friends for 13 years . These meetings are always encouraging and challenging as we hold each other accountable . The Macdonald's and the coffee also help us along 😄🍟☕️
Also today the girls at Archbishop Blanch Christian Union were an encouragement as together we assembled some shoeboxes , ready to brighten up the Christmas of these who have much less than we do. Have you put together a box yet ?
Gill and I walked and talked and enjoyed the sunshine on Saturday afternoon. There is a lot going on at the moment so it was nice just to take some time out enjoy the fresh air and the Mr Whippy 😀 . The simple things in life are free .... we'll almost free ,it cost a couple of quid for the ice-creams 😎
During the week our thoughts are often very self centred and we become self consumed .
On Sunday we move away from this way of thinking and living and we give ourselves over to God.
He becomes the centre as we gather in His name. Giving Him the glory.
So if you gathered with God's people yesterday why don't you spend some time today recalling what you heard and in so doing you will turn your thoughts off yourself and back onto Him. The longer you can do this throughout the week the more peace and joy you will know and the more God centred your life will be.