What Does the Lord Require of You?

Micah 6:8 (NRSV)

8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

What does the Lord require of you?

That’s a question I have been asking myself each day this last month.

And over and over again I have thought about our theme verse: Micah 6:8.

I want to thank all of you for being so supportive of me, Alison and George since the death of our son, Callum. Understandably, this slowed us down during these last few weeks. I knew I could not do everything. So I had to ask myself each day – Lord, what do you require of me today?

Let me give you a hint. He doesn’t require us to be God.

Our only job is to walk with God.

There are many things in our lives that are challenging. There are many moments that we would rather not live through. These moments give us pain. These moments slow us down.

But it is the job of God to hold these moments in his almighty sovereignty. It is his job to be in control when we are weak, broken and vulnerable.

Our only job is to walk with God.

And as we walk close beside him, through our savior Jesus Christ, you will find each day that the Holy Spirit is out in front of you.

And as he hovers in front of you – as he hovered over the deep waters of creation (Gen. 1:2) – you will find that he points out a small moment of justice. You will find that he points out a small moment of kindness.

And we hear the voice of the spirit say this moment is for you, too. Take it in your hands. Do justice. Love kindness.

Where is the Spirit of God calling us as a congregation?

I don’t know. But I feel him gathering us together.

We had our most successful Trunk-R-Treat yet last month, extending almost 500 invitations to the community. We picked up a long tradition of Covenant, with almost 90 people attending family camp. I am so pleased and proud of our children and youth who continue to lead us in scripture and song. We have added a new Wednesday worship that averages almost 50 people weekly. God is gathering us together. My prayer is that he transforms us into his apostles. That he would continue to build us up in power and send us out in mission, wherever we go.

Your servant in Christ,