Friday, September 27, 2013
Esther 4:5-16: Impossible dreams are just that, until you decide to act upon them. If you don't, you are sleepwalking thought life. Esther would say this to you: It is time to stop dreaming. Time to wake up. Time to act. The time is now. The place is here! The person is you! With the help of God. This is a Wekivaword.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Luke 8:1-3 Mary dedicated her life to the Lord. She was part of the circle of women who served Jesus and helped Him. After Jesus had ascended into heaven, she continued to show compassion to others, even as she continued to be a witness to the events of Jesus’ ministry. Aim to do what Mary did, this very day. This is a Wekivaword.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Hebrews 11:1, 23-29 Mountain top experiences! Moses had more than his share. Even so, not all of his life was hopping from one mountaintop to the next. There were dark valleys. There were stormy times. There were contentious people. And through it all, it was the mountaintops of faith that sustained and informed and directed his life. You can learn a lot from Moses. Put his life along side your own. Chart the spiritual mountaintops you have known. Then forge-ahead, letting God’s truth which they contain, guide every minute, every day. This is a Wekivaword.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Matthew 5:5: Imagine yourself like this: Open minded, having complete faith and trust in God, and having the inner conviction that the Will of God is always something joyous, and interesting, and vital for you. If you imagine yourself like this—then you are approaching what Jesus means by “Meekness”. This is a Wekivaword.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Matthew 5:4: The Lord died for you and for all people. He died to free you from the death and darkness. God sees your sorrow. God helps you cope. God carries your grief. The One who “brought us safe thus far” shall also lead us home. Today, know that God’s grace encompasses the greatest sorrow, in an embrace of love. This is a Wekivaword.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
John 5:1-9 Jesus knows the cure to your ills. In scripture, Jesus heals by a word, which is also a command. He commands the man to do something about his own situation. Remarkable! Jesus expects you to be part of the solution to your own problem. Take an active role in bringing about God’s wholeness in your life. Let Jesus do the rest. This is a Wekivaword.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Joshua 24:15: Take time to nurture within you the memories of what has been. To savor and share in the unfolding of the drama of what is, now. Don’t let your faith become like an old abandoned and forgotten house—make it a living and lovely thing, by placing yourself in God’s house, right now. This is a Wekivaword.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Psalm 23: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to dwell in God’s house? Jesus tell us that there are many mansions within God’s house—when He says that He is anticipating our eternal life with God. But in the here and now, can you, as much as possible dwell in God’s house—that is, under the shelter of God’s love and enclosed by God’s everlasting arms? This is a Wekivaword.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Ephesians 2:6 & 7: Stop to think and pray. Think and pray about people you know. That is, about our own members and friends who are dealing with illness and sorrow. Make your whole prayer that each one might experience some of the incomparable riches of God’s grace. Again and again, may they sense God answering with a peace and quiet assurance that is life affirming and gracious. This is a Wekivaword.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Isaiah 11:3-4: People may judge by what we see. God looks upon the heart, and God “judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12). When God looks at you, today, God looks upon your heart in all its ranges, knowing you more deeply than you know yourself. Show Him your love and faithfulness. This is a Wekivaword.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Psalm 24:9: Jesus longs to enter every heart and every home, from earth’s farthest regions to your home. Are the gates of your heart and the gates of your home truly open to Him? Ask yourself whether you are making every effort to open yourself to His love and grace. The way to do that is to let go of your defenses, to set aside worry, fear and apathy, and accept the blessings He will bring you. This is a Wekivaword.
Teacher Dedication is this Sunday morning at Wekiva. Teachers ARE Dedicated - meaning that they prepare and pray and share and play and engage their students in such a way that they love to learn, and that is what Teacher Dedication is all about. We will be dedicating our 2013-2014 teachers for both our Sunday School and for our Christian Child Center, the Longwood-Wekiva-Altamonte Springs area's oldest and most highly respected program of its kind. The Christian Child Center (CCC) is an extension of the Christian educational ministry of Wekiva Presbyterian Church. Our mission is to provide the very finest early childhood education in a distinctively Christian context as a ministry to young children and their families. Hope to see you on Sunday September 8th as we honor our all of teachers!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Join Us for the Annual Kirkin' o' the Tartan and Scottish Sunday - Sunday, September 22, 2013! Come one and come all from the highlands, lowlands, from the glens and lochs, to celebrate our Scottish Presbyterian roots, as we join in the annual Kirkin' o' the Tartan and Scottish Sunday at Wekiva! Worshipers at 8:30 and 11:00 A.M. will enjoy a pipe prelude and postlude, and the procession of Scottish banners into the Sanctuary and up the main aisle. The services will culminate with the taking the tartans of the various clans up to the Chancel to be presented and blessed. Remember to wear your family tartan to worship! We are excited about having this opportunity celebrate our Presbyterian heritage! After the worship hour, everyone is cordially invited to repair to Reception Hall for Scottish camaraderie and refreshments provided by the Hospitality Committee.
Luke 6:46-49: There is a lot that is practical about Jesus. It has to do with receiving Him, and then (this is the practical part), doing what He tells us. In the case of this parable, it means: dig deep and put your foundation on solid rock, in order to keep from being shaken. That is what Jesus will do for you, today. This is a Wekivaword.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
John 14:27: The peace of Jesus is a gift. You have to be open to it to receive it. The peace of Jesus comes by a word—His word. The peace of Jesus is peace of mind, of heart, both inward and outward. The peace of Jesus is for you to have and to share to share, with the world. This is a Wekivaword.