Sept 5, 2021 Pastor Prep Notes

Sept 5 One on one with Jesus -


Busy Days and Daily bread! Following His lead.


Matthew 6:33


Bible Story: Mark 1:35-39


Reflection:


Really felt the nudge to visit that place where i first consciously encountered the living presence of Jesus. I was 15. 38 years ago. It was at Silver Lake United Church Camp. I was encouraged to talk to Jesus. “i’m good,” I said, “I talk to God”. “Well Jesus is God” would be their response. hmmmm, that seemed a stretch to me. And so I asked God the question. “God,” I said, “they say I need to talk to Jesus, so Jesus, if you are real, I need to know.” The moment I said the name Jesus, I was aware of the tangible, real, presence of God!!!! Amazing. This was the beginning of doing life “one on one” with Jesus!


Laurie, talking about the “omni-presence” of God shares this,


EVERY TASK IS SIGNIFICANT, EVERY SITUATION IS FILLED WITH GLORY, EVERY PERSON I MEET IS HIGHLY ESTEEMED, AND EVERY PLACE IS HOLY, BECAUSE HE IS THERE!!! p.107. HIIA


Ponder the stories I made reference to in today’s message. See if you can connect them with what Laurie speaks of above.


Busy Days and Daily Bread! Following His Lead.


After a busy day and before a busy day: Mark 1:35-39



Before a big decision (choosing the 12) Luke 6:12-13



amidst a spontaneous request (mom at the wedding) John 2:1-11



Amidst the gut wrenching pain of life and sin (Father forgive them…) Luke 23:33-43

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