delayed gratification

Delayed gratification is the best kind and a great lesson for kids and adults alike.

Adults, start saving for that dream vacation or start dreaming what you will do when regulations lift after covid19. Thinking about a plan helps the present restrictive present be more bearable.

So, I suggest during these trying times help yourself and any kids in your life have something to look forward to or come up with a plan for them to earn something might just prove a small price to pay for living in harmony and keeping sane during quarantine.

I watched a video where a little girl waited two years to get to go to Disney World. It was the only Christmas present that year for the kids. Her emotion overtook her as the gift of time and presence was received.

This reminded me of what God wants of us.

God wants our time.

He wants our presence.

And remember His promises always come to past, but more often than not it just might not be on our time table.

During these uncertain times we are walking through, remember:

• God is in control;

• He’s still on the throne;

• and He is in the business of seeing to it that all His plans come to fruition in His own sweet time.

Let His Word ignite your heart and help you…

be.the.light

to a world full of fear and uncertainty.

And He who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ Also He said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’” Revelation 21.5

God has made everything beautiful for its own time. ” Ecclesiastes 3.11

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easter monday

Yes, it is a thing.

Many countries around the world have the Monday following Easter Sunday as a holiday.

It is nice to have a day off after a busy season. Our church does a huge pageantry production leading up to Easter with multiple services on Easter weekend. So to have a day off to recoup and rest would be a nice luxury.

But, today I instead want to focus on what was going on that Easter Monday long ago.

Was it the day Jesus’ had an encounter on the road to Emmaus? (Luke 24.13+)

It was three days since the crucifixion.

Were most of His followers still mourning or had the word spread far and wide that He had risen just as He said?

Jesus appeared to more than 500 in the 40 days after His resurrection before His ascension.

It got me thinking, has He appeared to you?

Maybe not in a physical sense, but have you had an encounter with the Risen Saviour?

It is something we should strive for daily and not just during holiday seasons.

Let this day ‘Easter Monday‘ remind you of the importance of making an appointment with Christ each and every day.

Put a reminder in your phone or on your calendar if need be to pause, pray, and connect with the One True Living Saviour!

Others will see you…

be.the.church

when you do.

This video is well worth the 12 minutes to bask in God’s presence as you listen to this song Forever by Kari Jobe as we do serve a risen Saviour in Christ our Lord.

Happy Easter Monday!

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