2020 – A “Catalyst” Year

I think we would all agree that this year has been the fastest year ever?!

We know from history that a crisis accelerates change.

As I was journalling from the Bible this week, God reminded me that acceleration can be good – and bad.

Imagine you are in a car – acceleration is good – if you are going in the right direction!

If you are pointed in the wrong direction and you accelerate – look out!

(You may get in trouble from your spouse like me for reversing into a pole!)

Jesus says in Luke 12:2-3 that whatever is in our hearts, will be revealed over time.

2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 

3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.

In many ways 2020 has sped up that time and I’m sure we’ve all heard of many good and many bad things happening this year.

We cannot control others, but let’s be in control of our own hearts!

Is there someone we need to forgive?

Some area we need help?

Some bad habit we need to cut?

In the next few months let’s be committed to living with a peace-filled, clean heart!

We’ve had some great news this month, let’s be celebrating all the God is doing!

-in-person gatherings resuming

-church in the park!

-baptisms

-engagement

-marriage

-new baby!

Lastly – we do want to increase in-person gatherings but are aware of the rising case numbers across Japan – let’s be praying that this decreases in the next week!

See you this Sunday either in person or online!

And remember – it’s not important HOW you are connecting to a service or connect group but that you ARE taking the time to connect with God and connect with others.

Praying for you and feel free to let us know any prayer requests you may have

Josh & Yuki

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