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Friday, January 27, 2006

Being ill sucks...but Jesus rocks!

Well, it's true!

CU was amazing last night. God totally went BOOM with my heart and reminded me again of how much I need to be living for HIM. And again just now, studying 1 Corinthians 3 with Tim in preparation for cell on Tuesday. Nothing and nobody else is as important as God is.....All else is rubbish in the face of knowing Christ. I need to stop falling into the temptation of looking to other things for my security, of worrying about stuff that's in God's hands, of thinking I can handle things on my own....of thinking it's about ME.

It SO isn't.

And it was amazing last night because the new exec were voted in - a new group of people who have been called to take up these positions and lead RUCU forward by the grace of God. And that's my prayer for them, that they would continually stand in grace and look to God always for their direction, humbling themselves before the One who is SO worthy of our praise.

And it was sad, to see the old exec step down. As exciting as it is to see the new lot take over, it's always a bit sad...but as Ed said, this isn't the end of anything. I praise God for the 'old' exec - for their encouragement, challenge, their honesty and their cross-centredness throughout the past year - more than that, since I've had the privilege of knowing them.

Exciting times ahead for RUCU as a whole, and for us as individuals, as we look to God for refreshement, for energy, for grace (in abundance! hallelujah!), for COWS! (Courage, opportunity, wisdom and sensitivity!)....oh that He may continue to move in exciting ways; oh that we may continue to humble ourselves before Him and be excited by Him, thirsting after Him, hungry for His Word, hungry for more of Him in our lives, hungry for His power at work in us, that it may taste so wonderful and sweet, and that the wisdom of the world be as bitterness to us, that we would spit it out.

"Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. he chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things - and the things that are not - to nullify the things that are, so that no-one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God - that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: 'Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.'"
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
"So then, no more boasting about men! All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future - all are yours, and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God."
1 Corinthians 3:21-23


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