We opened in prayer, followed by a time of sharing what God has been doing in this past week. It's great to hear how God is strengthening some in their daily christian walk through prayer and scripture.
Carol preached on 2 Chronicles 14 - 16 about how faithful and true to God King Asa was in the initial years of his reign by dealing with the idolatry that had taken hold in Judah; how God gave him victory over his enemy. We learned years later that King Asa started to close himself off to God, failing to ask God for guidance, relying on His own abilities and looking to others for advice instead of seeking God. This led King Asa into a fearful place which led to a darkness covering him and his country.
The message for us is to always seek God with all our hearts and be obedient to God at all times. We should keep our eyes upon Him who gives us our strength, peace and understanding. A key verse is 'And they entered into a covenant to seek The Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul.' 2 Chronicles 15:12
We closed in prayer and enjoyed a time of fellowship together.
A few of our Cumbernauld friends enjoyed fellowship with us this week. John led some singing at the start before Marion gave a lovely testimony to how she found salvation and baptism in the Holy Spirit. Rae then spoke from Psalm 90:17 'Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us and establish the work of our hands.' and Prov 16:3 'Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.' When we take these verses to our hearts we can enter into the wonderful hope that Jesus will comfort our heart and strengthen us in every good word and work. A glorious worship time with some ministry took place as the beauty of our Lord deepened upon us. We marvelled at His grace as we chatted over a cup of tea. Praise His name!