Reaching Out from
Grand Lake Community Chapel
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Greetings in Christ!
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it! Let us rejoice in another day to enjoy the blessings of Creation and of liberty, and let us be glad for the myriad opportunities to explore, experience, and enjoy life to its fullest wherever we are! Welcome to the month of August, and let us embrace the joys of another month of summer Up North!
All of us have our favorite summer pastimes, be it fishing or boating or bicycling or camping, or any one of a thousand different things; but let us invite you to consider trying something completely new and different this week. One of the greatest gifts we enjoy is the God-given freedom to choose how we’re going to spend our time each day (even if we’re working for part of the day), and sometimes we might find ourselves in a “rut,” doing the same things every day. While there is great comfort in the predictable, in the routines of life, there is also delight to be found in the new and different. So try taking a different route to an appointment, ride a bicycle if possible instead of taking the car, or order something new for lunch; the point is that God has placed an incredible smorgasbord of experiences in front of us to choose from! Choose your daily devotion from a different resource to see how others approach their faith, take a prayer break along a woodland trail instead of on a beachfront bench, or vice-versa. Experience the goodness of God in a new place, a new way, with a new mindset, and see what incredible things might come your way! And always remember that God is good, all the time; and all the time, God is good!
Karen and Greg
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19
Wishing you joy and peace in your day! Remember, God’s got this.