Posts Tagged ‘peace’

Still

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

Our theme verse for February has been Exodus 14:13-14: Moses answered the people,  “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

The art of being still. It’s something we’ve lost as a culture. It’s something I’ve lost as a person. If God really is sovereign, really in control, than the best thing we can do is be still and trust in God. Obviously, easier said than done.

I’m trying to trust God, let Him fight for me and my circumstances. What about you? Have you tried it?

It frees us from an entire set of griefs and worries we were never meant to carry. It reminds me of what Jesus told  his followers, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest….For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

One of my favorite hymns is Be Still My Soul. Take a moment to be still before God. When you’re done take a listen to this song as a reminder of our verse for the month of February.

In the present

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

On a typical Sunday or Monday Shelley and I sit down to go over our calendars for the next couple weeks. This past week we sat down and realized we have something going on almost every day/evening between now and Christmas with 2 evenings left open. Somehow, we’ve scheduled ourselves straight thru Christmas. If we’re not careful we’re gonna miss the whole thing!

Don’t get me wrong, we’re doing a lot of “good” things between now and Christmas. However, it’s really easy to become so focused on what we do and who we are that we miss opportunities in the present. Specifically, time with our families and celebrating why we do all this stuff anyways:Jesus his birth, and the fact that he came to be present with humanity.

Matthew 1:23 quotes the prophet Isaiah who foretold that “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means God with us)

God came to be with us! He still desires that today. Jesus came to show us what God is like. While Jesus left this earth to prepare a place for us his brother James reminded us to draw near to God and he’ll draw near to you.

I’m hoping to be present, wherever God places me this Christmas season. This time of year we can become so busy we miss the whole point. I also love the chance this time of year gives to spend time focusing on the gift that God sent over 2,000 years ago.

Take a deep breath. Be present. Enjoy where God has you today or you just might miss something special this Christmas season.

illusive

Written by Jon McDugle on . Posted in WBC Blog

So what’s the hardest thing you’ve tried to catch of late?  Thinking of things that are hard to catch brought to mind the time our black cat named “Midnight” escaped into the dark of night.  Thankfully our son Chad worked his “cat whispering” skills and was able to capture the cat!

PEACE can be as illusive as a black cat @ midnight!  Just when you think you have it, it scampers around the side of the house.  This year @ West Bridge we’ve been on a journey into “SHALOM”.  Shalom is that sweet spot where we’re at peace with God – with others – within.  

On Sunday I can’t wait to make one more run toward shalom!

We hope you can join us!

 

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