This week I read a message from the British evangelist, J John, who pointed out the wealth of our modern-day connectedness with each other compared to the poverty of our connectedness to God.
“The first thing that generations of Christians did when they woke up in the morning was commit themselves to God. Now, I’m afraid, it’s far more common to switch on our phone and check our emails and our social media. Connecting with the world over trivia has replaced connecting with God over the vital and we are all losers.” J John.
He is so right. I know from years of experience that the stronger my prayer life, the greater the joy and peace in day-to-day living. Conversely, the more distracted I am by endless messages, tweets and posts, the more anxious I feel and the less effective I am in ministry. Jesus said “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your father…”
At our PCC prayer and vision evening on Monday we felt led to put four ‘Church Days of Prayer’ into the diary to encourage the church family to come together and pray, as one way of encouraging us all to grow in our connectedness to our heavenly Father. Please save the date: Wednesday 26th February, when there will be prayer meetings morning, midday and evening to allow as many as possible to participate. You’ll hear more about it over the coming weeks,
With love in Christ,