The Rev. Bruce Van Blair, Pastor

Library: From BVB


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

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Just a reminder about Time With The Spirit, a few minutes of silent reflection during our Worship Service …

We use Time With The Spirit to seek the Spirit’s guidance on two vows to make for the coming week – two things to accomplish before the 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 of “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 situation. (The person or the situation may be very worthy, but the Spirit is helping you to see that it is not your assignment.)

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 or a notebook and a pen or pencil handy when you come to our 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,