Just a thought –
As I write this I am very conscious that the season of Lent is getting ever closer and for many people Lent is seen as a time when people of faith give up some particular food or activity and dress themselves in sackcloth and ashes as they lead to the great celebration of Easter. This is a great discipline, but nigh on impossible if my efforts have anything to go by. But Lent must be seen to be more than this for people of faith and of none. It must involve reflection on life and the implications of having a new/revitalised understanding of God.
At present the Hunstanton Growing Church Mission Team are reflecting on where our church should be heading both in its mission to our communities and our growth as the body of Christ on a journey of faith and discovery. There have been some interesting and searching suggestions which need much prayer and further discussion. There are other discussions on our ability to listen for the still small voice God which will lead us to a new understanding and a new vision of faith in our community.
Lent is about reflection and I believe this year is about all of us looking at ourselves and asking what does God want of us and where our gifts can be used best for His purposes. So if you are wondering what exactly faith is all about then please come along to the events we will be holding in the coming months as I am sure it will give you pause for thought on the new life it brings.
I suppose I am saying that:-
LIFE ISN’T ABOUT FINDING YOURSELF,
DISCOVERING WHO GOD CREATED YOU TO BE
(Rev. Steve Oliver, Minister)