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9th October 2011
Unseasonal heatwave! Hottest start to October ever! We English do have an unusual relationship with the weather – it's almost as if we love to hate it. I'm no geographer but I understand the recent warm spell was been caused by the jet stream flowing to the north of us and drawing warm air up from the south. But what forces the jet stream to move and what influences those forces is beyond me. And because it seems so random, is perhaps why we react so strongly. Our weather, it seems, is never quite right for us.
There are times, I think, when we can treat God's plans and purposes the same way. We don't like what's happening to us or what we're experiencing. And often we don't see the forces that are influencing us, or our circumstances. Maybe at the moment you're feeling a bit weary of praying, you don't have any money and you're hungry!
Let's not be English in our response to God and his ways – we are now citizens of a different kingdom. Maybe we should try basking in the sun and singing in the rain and we'll learn to enjoy the impact of the jet stream of God's sovereignty!
Reading: Phillippians 4:11-13
Next Prayer Meeting: Today at 7am and 6.30pm
Posted by Kevin Rose