The God slot has a positive influence

The Rev Arthur Christie
The Rev Arthur Christie

All of our TV news and national newspapers seem to be focused on death, murder and conflict.

Thank goodness our local newspaper gives us a balance of good news and connects us with our past.

The Rev Arthur Christie. 'Minister of Anstruther, Cellardyke and Kilrenny Churches.

The Rev Arthur Christie. 'Minister of Anstruther, Cellardyke and Kilrenny Churches.

I’m so glad that, when Jesus was raised from the dead, it was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end (Romans 6:5–6).

In the midst of explosions and flares and gunfire on our TVs, the resurrection is an exploding flare announcing to all sincere seekers that it is safe to believe.

The world is a pressurised environment today and if we are to find our fulfilment in it, we need to choose to listen to our inner voice.

My wife Grace and I pray together around 8.45 each morning and we are sometimes interrupted with the phone ringing.

The choice to make is which is most important at that time – staying connected with God or with who is calling?

Our choice is to stick with God and then to do a ring back.

The God slot strengthens us for the day and it’s where the inner voice of God has a chance to speak.

At this time we pray for our family, our churches and our community, and for ourselves.

It’s a time of focusing on what we might meet in the day and ask God into it.

If what your pursuing in life doesn’t come from the depths of who you are and what you believe, you won’t be able to accomplish it.

A truly valuable vision must have God in it. Only he knows what you are capable of.

Can I share with you something that has changed my life and I know to be true?

“Every promise of God proves true, he protects everyone who runs to him for help” (Proverbs 30: 5 T M).

So, it’s safe to believe in ultimate justice.

Safe to believe in eternal bodies.

Safe to believe in heaven as our home and the earth as its deposit.

Safe to believe in a time when questions won’t keep us awake and pain won’t keep us down.

With money worries, job insecurity, no savings or no interest, isn’t it good to know that we are safe in Jesus?

I hope this wee God slot in the East Fife Mail helps you.

Rev Arthur Christie of Anstruther