Monday, August 17, 2020

Letter to My Church Family - August 17, 2020


7:30 AM

Good Morning Redeemer Family!

I begin this day by continuing to slowly re-read through the book of Proverbs. I just read Proverbs 29:11, and decide to stop there. I am letting it get inside me. 

Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.

I pray that God would shape me into that wise person who brings calm into life, who stills the storms of life. To do that, my heart must be at rest.

This morning I am resting in the still waters of last evening's event with Craig Miller and Mike Hutchings. (See HERE.)

I write Philippians 4:6-7 on a 3X5 card. I'll carry these two verses with me today, and occasionally pull them out of my pocket, and memorize them.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

It's important to me that I begin the day like this, before I discern whether to watch any news on TV. God has told me to watch less news, and to watch him more.

I am to first, and foremost, cultivate the calm in my heart. I am to reside by the still waters. There is where I find my heart restored.

I pray the same for all of you.

May the peace of Jesus guard your hearts and your mind this day!