Preaching to the Choir

These are some sermons, but mostly lectionary discussions. It also has prayers for some Sundays.

Friday, February 23, 2007

thought for the day for the friends and family of St. John UMC

I have been sending out a daily email to the St. John Church family as for about a month now, as a way of staying in touch, encouragement and inspiration. I decided to start posting them on this blog. It will include the thought for the day, a prayer, a scripture and sometimes some links. Hope it is helpful to you. On the blog post, It may add a picture, video or something that is appropriate. I get the thought for the day from Communication Resources, thought I better say that. I'll try to post the back ones too, but it will take awhile and some work. But for now here's Today's thought:

Here is the thought for the day for the friends and family of St. John UMC
2/23/2007 God sends no one away empty
Except those who are full of themselves.
-Dwight L. Moody
Scripture for the day Matthew 6: 25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 31Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Prayer for the day: Lord today, this thought makes me think of how full we can become of ourselves, and not realize it. Lord, fill us up with you, your Holy Spirit and your love. Lord it is hard to let ourselves to be reliant on you and yet that is what you call us as your disciples of. We can't make ourselves righteous on our own, and yet we try. And then we pat ourselves on the back like the pharisees. O God forgive us of our pharisee-ism, our self-ism, our independent-ism. Lord fill us up with you.
And Lord this thought reminds me that there are so many who have less than me, are hungry, in fact starving, fill them up too Lord. Fill them with the food they need, the housing they need, the clothing they need, the water they need, the health they need. Lord fill them up with you, your Holy Spirit and your love. Amen
Here is the link I recommending for today for Lent: Praying Lent It has an index site with a lot of ideas for Lent. It also has a reflection for the day. Offered by Creighton University.

The video from Beyond Borders, or can click on the link to see more




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