Each day we will select an extract from the Narnia novels, The Screwtape Letters or Mere Christianity, combined with a Bible passage (not necessarily restricted to Luke’s gospel), something to think about, a prayer, and an action (usually from @40Acts).
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“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”
Bible: Luke 12: 22-34 http://www.esvbible.org/Luke+12.22-34/
Think: Are our dreams ‘too small’? How do we cope with God’s bigger plans?
Pray: We thank you that you wish to come and live in us and with us. We pray for a right attitude and the strength to copy as changes are made.
Action: Try making less than 140 character notes from today’s sermon. Tweet with hashtag #sermon if you are on Twitter.