Energising your body (6 July 2019)

Morning Encounter:

Read: 

Jesus answered, “The most important one says: ‘People of Israel, you have only one Lord and God. You must love him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.’ The second most important commandment says: ‘Love others as much as you love yourself.’ No other commandment is more important than these.”

(Mark 12.30-31)

Reflect: 

Both Mark and Luke add ‘strength’ to the list of ways in which we should love God. Strength here could also imply energy. A recent survey indicated that the main barriers to spiritual growth were tiredness and fatigue. When we are tired or worn out it affects our ability to connect with God and other people.

Respond: 

Eat for energy today. Think of food as fuel. Get some fresh air and increase your exercise today by walking, running or swimming.

Midday Meditation:

‘In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety.’ 

(A.W.Tozer)

Evening Reflection:

Lord, we ask that you prepare our hearts for our time in corporate worship tomorrow. Help us not take meeting with fellow believers for granted. We are reminded of those throughout the world who are unable to do so due to sickness and persecution. Help us to be faithful in prayer for them. Amen.

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