Pastor’s Garage January 5th, 2023

Good afternoon! This Sunday I will be away with my oldest son Judah for a
hockey tournament. I’m looking forward to the hockey, but I’m also looking
forward to the time together in between the games. Eating together,
driving, waiting, hanging out at the hotel etc… It’s times like those
that end up being really meaningful for our father and son relationship.
I’m sure we will end up talking about lots of stuff and just enjoying each
other. It’s not necessarily a formal or planned talk that ends up building
a relationship or where you are able to pass on something meaningful to
your kids. It happens as life happens. I’m actually really excited about

I think in a very similar way our relationship with God doesn’t always
happen as planned or as scheduled. Don’t get me wrong, I think we
absolutely need to be disciplined in our relationship and approach to God,
but I also think there are “on the way” or “as life happens” encounters
with God… we are just not always listening or noticing or are too busy or
distracted. Perhaps we simply need to be made aware and to start looking
for and anticipating that God wants to speak to us. It says in Psalm 19:1,
that “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of
his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they
display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not
heard.” Romans chapter 1 also makes it clear that God can clearly be seen
in nature. Paul’s writing and Revelation tell us that God is knocking and
longing to have communion with us. Galatian 4:9 for example states, “now
that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God” reminds us of
God’s desire for us to have this intimate relationship. Doesn’t it make
sense then that God is speaking and trying to get our attention and that we
should and will run into him in our everyday life?

So I have a simple challenge for you. Sometime this week just pause in your
day and spend some time talking to God and thinking about him – out of the
blue. While you are in your car, doing the dishes, getting settled in bed,
or having your morning coffee…. pause…. and just talk to God. Think
about him and ask him if there is anything that he wants to speak to you.
I’d love to hear what kinds of things you feel he is communicating!

This Sunday Pastor Mike is sharing here in Grenfell and a team from the
Regina Ap is sharing out at Jacob Bear. Please pray for God’s blessing to
be upon both services.

Also, January 15th will be our first potluck and family celebration
service… so please get that on your calendars and start scheming on the
ultimate potluck dish!


Pastor Dave