Focus on God's Faithfulness
Saturday, March 17
Miller family - Ashley, Mark, Jackson, and Molly - members of RPC since July 2009
And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O ye of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. - Matthew 8:26 (ESV)
Change. It is not a word that I am fond of. I am a creature of habit and I am very comfortable in my routine. When someone mentions a change to my routine I get nervous. I have a fear of the unknown. What new challenges will this change bring? Will I be able to handle them?
I've learned throughout my life, however, that there are times when change is necessary and sometimes inevitable. I've had to learn to adapt to change and embrace change as a new adventure. I also have learned through faith that God will lead our family along the way.
Our family has dealt with many changes over the years. Some happy, some sad. It is in those sad, reluctant, and/or inevitable changes to our lives that I've felt our faith was being tested. It has been in those moments that we must remember to pray harder, lean on others, and push ourselves to stay faithful. Faith doesn't come easy for everyone and that is okay. In an effort to stay focused on our faith, our family has learned to surround ourselves with others who will (often unknowingly) build us up when we feel broken. We seek scripture or quotes that bring us comfort and/or strength, and we volunteer to help others who also need support.
We feel very fortunate to have found RPC. We feel that it is truly a congregation that is dedicated to helping us focus on our faith and instill in our family the tools to handle any change that may come our way.
Questions for Kids
- How do you not get scared when you are scared?
- What is faith?
Dear Lord, be with us always and help us to stay faithful and trusting in Your word. Amen.
The purpose of the season of Lent is to intentionally take time to reflect on Jesus' life and journey to the cross. The Lenten devotional is a tool to help people reflect on this journey.
The theme for this year's devotional is FOCUS. So much of lives we end up focusing on the wrong things. We focus on our jobs, families, bodies, friends, self, and tons of other things. How might our perspective on all things in our lives change if we focused more on our faith?
This year we want to make the devotional more accessible for families with children. In order to do that we have included some devotions that are written by families. We encourage all of you to engage with your children using this devotional as a tool.
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