It is a privilege to have Craig Arendse reflecting on the Scriptures with us this morning. Craig, please be free and at home among us. Rudy dvdrip We are open and excited to hear what God has to say to us through you.
[This weekend I am at Manning Road Methodist Church in KZN working with the leaders of that community and preaching at their Covenant Service].
This coming Wednesday is ASH Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent. Lent is a time for us to confess and be cleansed from those things that have our lives in a stranglehold and add to the brokenness of the world. One Eight Seven film A stranglehold of addiction that robs us of free and fearless living. I am convinced that a huge percentage of us are addicted to something, whether it is shopping, eating, blaming, praise, exaggerating, sex, alcohol, TV, work, the Lotto, or even taking care of people. Candy dvdrip As Barbara B Taylor says: The simplest definition of an addiction is anything we use to fill the empty place inside of us that belongs to God alone.
During Lent we are called to “give up” our addictions, and return to trusting God who alone gives LIFE. We can begin by simply praying: “Lord, reveal to me my addictions and set me free.”
See you Wednesday, Alan