June 26th, 2024

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What do you start with?  

A stretch?  Some silence?

Coffee?  A walk?

Talking?  Praying?

Social media?  TV?

I could list out 126 things that you could potentially start your day with and probably still not hit all the possibilities.

I’m starting my sermon out this weekend with a song.  You can listen to it HERE.  Maybe you start your day off with this exact song?!

Whatever you do….however you start…today and everyday…do it with God’s purpose and intention in mind.

A friend of mine, Pat Hilkey, the pastor at Evangel Church in Clarence, is biking across the country this summer.  This is his second go around.  I’ve noticed in his updates on FB that he continues to encourage people following him to: Stay God’s Course.  Notice he doesn’t say Stay The Course.  But instead, intentionally, he says God’s Course.  That’s a very different type of Course.

On his ride so far this summer, it hasn’t always been easy.  There have been unexpected road surfaces, bike issues and extreme heat and weather challenges.  But it every instance, he Stays God’s Course and has been able to see more clearly the Holy Spirit mixed in and among all the ups and downs of the ride.  

But this only works because he’s set his intention.  He started the ride, and each day of it, setting his focus on God’s hope and promise.

Where are you riding today?  How are you…can you…start or re-start this day and set your intentions on Staying God’s Course.  When you do that, just like Pastor Pat, you will see the Holy Spirit a bit more easily in and amoung the entire ride.

Lord, help me stay your course.  Amen

Still in One Peace,