Park Church, Aldershot

Gods Love and Power Flowing Out

  • Church Lane East,
  • Aldershot,
  • Hants,
  • GU11 3ST

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Leadership Focus 

This devotional thought appears on the front page of the May 2019 edition of Park Life magazine.


  Look, Enjoy and Give Thanks

At last we’ve passed 17th May! In my early years of gardening, I was told not to put tender plants outside until after that date in case a late frost would damage them. Not sure why 17th May but the advice has stuck. I guess if I lived in Oxford it would be the 18th May and so on as you move further north.

For 40+ years I have faithfully waited until the 17th before planting out my beans, tomatoes, sweet corn, geraniums and fuchsias, etc. But from then on - what joy, pleasure and wonder we experience as vegetables shoot up, as flowers appear in increasing abundance and as weeds seek to dominate vegetable  plots and flower beds.

As we look around at this time of the year, we can reflect that although we plant the seeds and seedlings, it is God’s creative powers and His amazing laws of nature that ensures growth in His timing. The magnificence of trees, hedgerows, grasses, flowers and weeds are particularly evident at this time of the year. I noticed that the beauty of weeds have taken a place in some of the show gardens  at Chelsea this year. The beauty of the dandelion is remarkable, to say nothing of its miraculous powers of multiplication!

Nature is part of God's beautiful  creation. Through nature, God is able to teach us and provide for us. God’s splendour is evident every time we look out of the window. Let us be utterly amazed at the masterpieces he has created. Let us see the little things in life and appreciate them and take notice of the flower that is blooming and think of how wonderful it is for plants to work the way that they do. They seem so small and yet how detailed they really are because God made each and everything unique and different. Be utterly amazed at life and what these small things have to offer us, because we have a truly amazing God who is our Heavenly Father who created each and every one of us.

 

Job 12:7-I0 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will leach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”

Geoff Evans 


 Past Focus Items

 May 2019 - A Change of Ways

 

 April 2019 - Community

 

 February 2019 - I Wanna Be Like You

 

 January 2019 - In God We Trust

 

 December 2018 - The Supporting cast

 

 November 2018 -Collaboration

 

 October 2018 - Do We Trust Him?

 

 September 2018 - Community Outreach

 

 July/Aug 20118 -Mission Impossible

 

 June 2018 - Barnabas

 

 May 2018 - Living Bricks

 

 April 2018 - Togetherness

 

 March 2018 - The Beauty is in the Present Moment and in the Seeing

 

 February 2018
 Love, What Are We Going To Do With It?

 

 January 2018 - Moving On

 

 December 2018 - Christmas Lights

 

 November 2017 - Autumn

 

 October 2017 - The Red Box

 

 September 2017 The Way Ahead - Part 2

 

 July/August 2017 - Summertime

 

 June 2017 - Steering the Boat

 

 April 2017 - Change Ahead

 

 March 2017 - One Way - Jesus

 

 January 2017 - Beyond the Fog

 

 December 2016 - Be Still and Know that I Am God

 

 November 2016 - Autumn

 

 October 2016 - Questions

 

 September 2016 - Olympic Values

 

 July/August - Follow the Leader?

 

 June 2016 - Passports and Priorities

 

 April 2016 - The Power of Love

 

 March 2016 - Giving Up For Lent

 

 February 2016 - What's At The Core?

 

 January 2016 - The New Year

 

 November 2015 - Back to the Future

 

 October 2015 - Autumn

 

 September 2015 - Standing in Their Shoes

 

 July/August 2015 - Summertime

 

 June 2015 - Free Gifts

 

 March 2015 - Another Brick in the Wall

 

 February 2015 - Distance Management

 

 January 2015 - Changing Perspectives