I don't need someone to preach me happy!

I've been preparing some of the material for the next Sanctuary First Service which is coming up on the 5 December. The Theme is " Don't put the light out" The theme is all about not allowing ourselves to become despondent when we are facing hard and challenging situations. The thing is we can't always change our circumstances but we need to realise that the backdrop can change. Our mindset can change. Above all we need to realise we have a great God who is always constant. I came across this video on youtube and found it quite inspirational. So if you hear me preaching this style you'll know whose been influencing me. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG5B3wOu-AU[/youtube] A person crouches in the corner of the stage with a dim spot light on them they begin to muse about life and the world The Shape of The World Around Is this the shape of things to come ? I ask myself I'm in a dark place Nothing's real Its all lost I'm lost I've no time left To fuss about Things Cars Jobs Bank statements Debt means nothing when no one's counting I get agitated too easily with people making demands final demands. "You can't make demands in the dark", I said Your in the wrong place To make demands The wrong world In the dark there is Nothing to see Nothing to be Nothing to touch Nothing to own Nothing to rob When your nothing You become invisible You merge Into the background You lose your shape There are no expectations in the dark But you still think. If you try to keep your self in the dark that's when the problems start. You can't hide self You can't hide from yourself Self is only known in relation to another So who else is in the dark? I ask, If I put the light on Everything changes It's another world Of shapes and colours Even to think the word light It changes the landscape It changes the language It invites me to hope for more.

Posted By: David Mitchell   On: 23 Nov 2010   At: 4:36pm

Superb! Albert is taking all this back to Bo’ness!!!!

The singing preacher!

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases,

his mercies never come to an end,

they are new every morning, new every morning,

great is your faithfulness O, God

great is your faithfulness


Posted By: italker   On: 22 Nov 2010   At: 10:21pm

I guess that’s what I’ve been saying James. So often we can find ourselves locked into a narrow way of thinking. to the extent that we can’t see a way out. Its like re-ajusting the focus or the lens and then we see the situationin a completely new light.


Posted By: James Hogg   On: 22 Nov 2010   At: 7:47pm

I think sometimes it is a question of perspective and of where we get our joy from. “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.”


Posted By: Mike Munro   On: 19 Nov 2010   At: 2:14pm

Preach on, preacher. Light the fire!

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