Where would a post on this blog be without a 90s music reference…
It’s a very rainy weekend in old Sydney town. In the north coast of the state, river banks are likely to break as heavy downpours ensue and flash flooding occurs.
March is the wettest month historically in this part of the country. After so many dry years, it’s good to see the weather patterns returning to ‘as normal’. Yet, it’s nothing close to a celebration to hear of dangerous waters threatening homes and lives.
Just sending up a prayer for safety as I write now…
For those us us fortunate enough to be inside, dry and not sandbagging, it’s the perfect weekend to pick up a book and read.
No surprise that this blog would recommend doing that with The Bible. To whet your appetite (no pun intended), I thought I’d share some notes I recently took across a week in my Bible journal (as featured in last week’s podcast image).
I was reading the book of Ephesians in the New Testament.
25 Feb Ephesians 1:15-23
Pray for others and remember them in our prayers. Wisdom, revelation and enlightenment come from God. Everything has been placed under Christ.
26 Feb Ephesians 2:1-5
There is a ruler of the spirit of disobedience. This leads to gratifying sinful cravings.
27 Feb Ephesians 2:1-10
Contrast between sinful nature and its desires with being made alive and raised up. Sinful nature is death. It is by grace we are saved.
28 Feb Ephesians 2:11-22
The blood of Christ brings us near. The cross put to death hostility and division. We have peace and access to God by the Spirit. In Jesus the whole building joins together and Christians also (individually?) are being built to be a dwelling in which God lives.
1 March Ephesians 3:1-13
The Church is supposed to make known the manifold wisdom of God. Paul has suffered for the Gentiles’ sake.
2 March Ephesians 3:14-21
The love of Christ surpasses all knowledge. Filled to the measure of all the fullness of God – what does that mean? Immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine…
3 March Ephesians 4:1-6
Live a life worthy of the calling
Evidently I have more time on Sunday to take notes (see 28 Feb).
But it doesn’t matter how long or short the notes you take are (sometimes I don’t take any) … a single sentence can sometimes have more impact than a whole passage or paragraph.
The main thing is to pick up a Bible and make a start.
Yours in a dry apartment,