ClearView is in a stage of its ministry where it is looking for a new senior/lead pastor. The team that has been charged with the task of searching and finding this person has asked the church to spend the next 90 days in concentrated prayer. The specific prayer is focused mainly on ClearView being aligned with God’s will in mission and ministry.
The challenge to the congregation is to spend time daily in prayer. This post is an example of how to spend intentional time with God each day.
Many mornings during the week I call my mom. I enjoy hearing her voice. I enjoy finding out what she is doing and she is always wanting to know what is going on in my life. There are mornings that our conversations are short and to the point. Other mornings our words seem to flow endlessly, just enjoying the time of conversation. And still other times they are business-like as we go over details about our lives and how those details affect our relationship now and in the future. Because I talk to her often, its easy to talk to her. Its easy to get the conversation started.
There are other family members that I talk to less often. I still care for them we just don’t have a routine about talking. Our lives are busy and we just don’t seem to connect through conversation. In those times when we have talked often I know more about them. Admittedly our relationship would be stronger if we talked more often.
I love God and am grateful that He pursued a relationship with me, not just as Creator but as Savior. I know that there is nothing that can separate me from His love (Romans 8:35-39). Yet if I am not careful my relationship with God could easily slip into the ‘other family member’ category, talking occasionally and having a distant relationship.
The phone calls to my mom are intentional…
My ‘alone with God’ time is also intentional… Continue Reading…