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With You Always

This morning during my prayer time I reflected on past sessions I have led as a Spiritual Director. More times than not there is always a time for the person to “settle in” and focus on nothing more than God’s Peace. It is a powerful moment.

This morning I found myself wanting to focus on nothing but God’s Peace, but was distracted with the week’s to-do list. As I talked to the Lord about this I sensed a reassurance that the God’s Peace was truly part of my foundation and that even though I may not be able to put down the to-do list I could certainly live and respond out of God’s Peace.

My prayer became, “I will lead from God’s Peace, I will share from God’s Peace. I will respond from God’s Peace. I will run from…”

Wait. That isn’t quite what I had in mind!

I felt a shift in my mindset and in my prayer. “I will lead with God’s Peace. I will share with God’s Peace. I will respond with God’s Peace. I will run with God’s Peace.”

In worship we considered what it means to truly live in the compassion that is ours as followers of Jesus. For us to truly embrace our core values - one being compassion - we must truly embrace the promise of Jesus:

“Surely, I am with you always, even until the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:20

May all that we do this day flow from that promise!

Pastor Jo

August 15, 2022

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