Mid-Week Inspiration: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
We fill our lives with distractions. Information comes at us faster and louder than ever before. Everyone is begging for our attention.
How do we keep from letting distractions keep us from what is important?
In the Bible, we have a story of Jesus visiting Martha’s home, where she lives with her sister, Mary. Martha is frustrated with her sister because her sister has chosen to sit at the feet of Jesus instead of helping her around the house.
We can all identify with Martha. She is trying to respond well to her position as a host and provide a welcoming environment for her guest.
And yet, Martha’s busyness prevents her from being truly present with Jesus.
If we are not careful, our distractions can also drive a wedge between the people we love.
Where are you letting distractions keep you from what is important? Who or what needs your attention at this moment?
(Music performed by the Modern Worship Team of Gainesville First United Methodist Church, Gainesville, Georgia)
Maybe your Grandma said it? Maybe you heard it, and it made you feel better.
Maybe you just assumed it was true!
We all know a few famous spiritual sayings that fit nicely on stickers and magnets. These sayings seem to come from the Bible, giving them the weight of scripture without actually being in God’s Word.
Join us in worship beginning Sunday, January 22, at Gainesville First United Methodist Church as we look at some popular spiritual statements and explore the genuine insight and wisdom in the Bible.
Invite a friend.
Sunday, February 5 / 12 pm / Connect Cafe
Gainesville First believes God is intentionally inviting us to build bridges to college students in the Gainesville area. But what does this look like? That's what we want to discern and discover together through praying and walking college communities in the Gainesville area, beginning with Brenau College and University. Learn more about Prayer Walking and what it means to be a part of the Prayer Walking team by coming to the Prayer Walking Interest Meeting on Sunday, February 5th, at 12 pm in Connect Cafe. For more information, email Ginnie Highsmith at email@example.com.
“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out” (Proverbs 10:9).
When you lead an organization, it isn’t just something you do. It is who you are. You lead daily, in every situation, through good and bad choices.
People trust leaders who are consistent and make the right choice, even when it's not easy. Leading requires patience, fortitude, and perseverance in changing circumstances.
You earn trust by making the right call when others see only the higher risk or benefit.
As a leader, people want to know that you’ll always do what is best for the greater good over and above selfish gain.
People need to know you care before they are interested in what you know.
"Nothing that we despise in the other man is entirely absent from ourselves." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Letters and Papers from Prison.