Thought for the Week
“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as the man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
There is a proverb that says, “Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others, not realizing that everyone has a different question paper.” (unknown) A common condition of the human heart is to want to “keep up with the Joneses”. Although at first blush this might seem okay, the problem is that the “Joneses”, whoever they are, are trying to keep up with someone else. Plus we never see the Joneses at their worst. In the end it is impossible to be someone other than yourself. The result is worry, stress, financial distress, depression, unhappiness, and lack of joy, Trying to be someone you are not is exhausting.
We were all created by God as individuals with different traits and continue reading
For More Information
The Saskatoon Alliance Mission Conference, “Hard Places” is October 27-29th with a Youth Rally on Friday night (7:00 PM) at Lawson Heights Alliance Church, a breakfast on Saturday morning (9:00 AM) at Avalon Alliance Church (there will be a kid’s feature) and on Saturday night, the International Banquet (5:00 PM) and the closing rally (6:30 PM) happening at Erindale Alliance Church. For more information, and tickets for the banquet, please talk to Nathan or the church office.