I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself,
if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received
from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 20:25

From BVB

Time With The Spirit

Just a reminder about the “Time With The Spirit”:

A few minutes of silent reflection during the Offertory portion of our Worship Service

Two vows to make with the Spirit’s guidance.
Two things to accomplish before next Sunday.

I.) One promise to keep.
A call; a visit; a thing you have needed to take care of; plan a surprise for a loved one;
a closet to clean; something you have been needing to do for yourself.

II.) Lighten the load.
Something to jettison. You have heard about “letting go”?
One thing to remove from your life that is holding you down or holding you back.
Break a date; resign from an obligation; stop trying to help some person or some situation. (The person or the situation may be very worthy, but the Spirit is helping you to see that it is not your assignment.)

III.) Don’t forget to thank the Spirit, and rejoice.

If it doesn’t come clear, don’t force it! Otherwise we will be getting into a lot of foolishness … or worse. Maybe it will be clear by next week.

Please have a piece of paper and a pen handy when you come to a TNC worship service. When you have written your vows on the piece of paper, keep it under the candle where you have your morning devotions. Do not throw this paper away until you have fulfilled the vows, and never add to or change what you have written. You may, however, exchange this paper for updated guidance you have received from the Spirit in any subsequent Sunday service.

Peace to you,


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