Daily Worship

Starting on our way

March 12, 2018 0
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John 4: 48-50

48 Then Jesus said to him, ‘Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.’ 49 The official said to him, ‘Sir, come down before my little boy dies.’ 50 Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your son will live.’ The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started on his way.

There are folk who are gifted at DIY. I am not one of them. Perhaps that’s why it may be easier for me, than for some people to recognise that there are a lot of things I can’t do on my own. So I am willing to believe in a God who is capable of changing me when I struggle to change myself. 

God was staging interventions long before they became fashionable therapy speak. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to recognise how and when he is intervening in our lives. Sometimes all we can cling to is the gift of faith - especially in the days when the ‘signs and wonders’ are scarce. 

 

Lord,

 

Thank you for caring 

enough 

to sit down with me 

when my frail human condition overwhelms me

 

Help me look at this thing called faith

This beautiful, awkward, spiky, 

wonderfully inconvenient gift 

which just won’t fit neatly into its packaging.

 

Help me to allow it out of its wrapping, 

and into my life

Help me to stop resisting the change which comes 

when I allow myself the freedom to believe. 

 

Start me on the way, Lord 

that I too might go 

and live.

Lent Legacy 2021 Action

Day Twenty Three

Ask God to change your heart, to show kindness to those who rub you up the wrong way.

Alternative - Write your prayer out and use it in your daily devotions over the next few weeks.