Thought for the Week - Steve Barclay

Steve Barclay

Steve Barclay

First published in News

I BELIEVE it’s true that we live in a fast-paced, ever-busy world.

It’s a world where the population is exploding, and everybody wants things instantly – the next gadget, the business report that has to make the deadline, or your phone demanding your attention, reminding you that someone has just posted a Facebook message that you must look at now.

Our culture competes for our time, money, and affections.

I believe there is a ‘God Rhythm’ to our lives as Christians – a rhythm where we intentionally pause or stop and simply reflect on the moment, day, week, month or even seasons of our lives; taking time to reflect on what has gone well and not so well, and expressing gratitude to God in everything.

We have so much to be grateful for! This is great medicine for the heart, and may be the best preparation for tomorrow.

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1:55pm Tue 20 May 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

Are you saying, Steve, that if you did not have God in your life you would not take the time to stop and reflect?
Are you also saying that if you have worked hard and been successful in your career you will thank God for this? And if you take regular exercise, eat sensibly, don't smoke, don't drink too much and maintain a lifestyle to keep yourself fit and healthy you will thank Him?
I guess your answer to these second two questions will be 'Yes'. But why do you give Him any thanks for your hard work, exercise and self-sacrifice? I hope you do not reply that He gives you the strength to do these things, because that would mean you are a weak person, which I do not believe you are. I believe anything you are capable of achieving with God's support you are are equally capable of achieving by yourself - you either have it inside you or you do not.
Are you saying, Steve, that if you did not have God in your life you would not take the time to stop and reflect? Are you also saying that if you have worked hard and been successful in your career you will thank God for this? And if you take regular exercise, eat sensibly, don't smoke, don't drink too much and maintain a lifestyle to keep yourself fit and healthy you will thank Him? I guess your answer to these second two questions will be 'Yes'. But why do you give Him any thanks for your hard work, exercise and self-sacrifice? I hope you do not reply that He gives you the strength to do these things, because that would mean you are a weak person, which I do not believe you are. I believe anything you are capable of achieving with God's support you are are equally capable of achieving by yourself - you either have it inside you or you do not. Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 11

10:05am Wed 21 May 14

Buster Preciation says...

And conversely how does God fit in to the idea of someone who has always worshipped Him and led a moral and selfless life yet suffered ill-health, bad luck or personal loss?
And conversely how does God fit in to the idea of someone who has always worshipped Him and led a moral and selfless life yet suffered ill-health, bad luck or personal loss? Buster Preciation
  • Score: 8

1:35pm Wed 21 May 14

laurence86 says...

Another one! Where are these “Though for the week” coming from? Can we please have one with a different theme next week?
Another one! Where are these “Though for the week” coming from? Can we please have one with a different theme next week? laurence86
  • Score: 4

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