Words of Encouragement from Father David - St Andrew's College

Words of Encouragement from Father David

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Words of Encouragement from Father David

There are two very apt sayings for this season: ‘You are, what you eat!’ and ‘you give life to whatever you feed (in your life)’. Simply put- our talk, our attitudes, priorities, values and outlook, during this season, will be a reflection of what we are dwelling on, what we are listening to and whom we are allowing to influence us. If we focus on the enormity of the crises facing us, and the negative accompanying outlook, then that is what will shape our thoughts, attitudes and vision. If, however, we focus on the Lord and what He says in His Word, and pay attention to what His servants are  saying in this season, then our thoughts, attitudes and vision will be filled with hope, peace, and positive expectation.

Why not choose to invest more in time with the Lord and His Word, and keep contact with those who speak life and blessing in Jesus name. The fruit of these investments will surely show in our lives. I love this saying I heard on a course I attended years ago: ‘the Lord positions us in blessing (in His Word, in fellowship with Him and His disciples), that we may be a blessing’- if our lives are full of the Lord, and what He is saying and doing, it will overflow into the lives of others.

Here are some key Bible verses to reflect on, as you consider these things:

43 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers. 45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. (Luke 6:43-45)

 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9)

 20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. (Proverbs 13:20)

 1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. (Psalms 1:1-3)

May the peace of the Lord Jesus be with you today.

Bless you all,

Father David