Mark brought us the word today (after choosing everlasting god as our song twice)
Mark brought has the word from Acts when it came to ascension and what to talk about today, it’s about following god, We’re on the same road. Seeking to reveal how we all ascend to he kingdom.
Mark prayed about this, bringing things before the throne of god. Mark’s biggest anxiety is standing at the front yet he’s up there.
Mark entered a cheffing competition and prayed about what he should prepare. He covered this in prayer and was rewarded by getting through to the regional final. But he was also praying about how to manage his anxiety .
Prayer is talking to God, giving thanks for answered prayer as he follows God. Do we remember to thank God for his support? Do we share our fears and anxieties? Mark finds that difficult but his wife will confirm he does share more. We need to turn to our brothers and sisters and share that we are struggling. In our walk we will be asked to do things that are out of our comfort zone.
Saying no to things can draw you away from God.
Even if God asks you to do something talk to God, pray about it. Speak to your brothers and sisters in faith.
God has a sense of humour as can be evidenced by song choices today, we may not be the only one being prompted, the only one travelling that slight uphill path.
When conversations about faith occur at work, share what you believe. Pray no matter what through good and bad times and remember to thank God.
It’s not a take relationship, and should not be only about my woes my woes.
We will be asked to do things, so say yes, step out of your comfort zone. Don’t step back. If you do need to step back talk to friends, ask for help in your journey of ascension to God’s kingdom.
Songs today were:
Did you feel the mountains tremble Everlasting God
Do Not Fear
Strength will Rise (which Is Everlasting God again!!)
I walk by faith
The Lords Prayer