Friday, December 4, 2009


Sign up for a daily Christmas meditation: Expectation . . . Advent 2009
It was a misunderstanding . . . a little one . . .  that divided them.   In fact, it seemed that no one understood why it separated them . . . but it did.   What happened?
They did not make an effort; they were done. 
On the other side . . . there are those that stay faithful in their relationships which the Apostle Paul described:   But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel. I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me. And I am confident in the Lord that I myself will come soon. (Philippians 2:22-24).
Relationships . . . good relationships . . . take work.  It does not mean that it is always easy to have good relationships.   There are lessons to be learned, words to say, and commitments to keep. 
Ultimately, our response as a blessing to others is the key to good relationships. 
What does it mean to be blessed? 
Put simply, to be blessed is to know the activity of God.  We bless others as we let God work through us to make a difference in the lives of others.  In turn as we bless others, we are blessed. 

Put your effort into the lives of others.
Actively bless others. 

Learning with you to KICK START the day . . . as a blessing.
Pastor Kerrie 

  Expectation . . . Advent 2009
Pray with expectancy through the enabling power of the Holy Spirit.
Experience the simplicity and power of breath praying.

Not consumed . . . because of Hope


Hope is necessary to press on. Without hope, life is dark and becomes impossible. Hope brings light with the view of possibilities.

Yet this I call to mind
       and therefore I have hope:

Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
       for his compassions never fail. Lamentations 3:21-22


Pray with expectation.

Breath prayer: Not consumed . . . because of Hope.

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Expectation . . . Advent 2009