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Blog-Pastor-Dave (Page 36)

Hello QCAC Family! Instead of a daily devotional today, I want to talk with you about QCAC re-opening! Our Spanish congregation will begin meeting publicly in the church sanctuary at 9:00-10:15 a.m. beginning September 13. Extensive safety protocols have been put into place including: • a COVID-19 registration form – questionnaire, social distancing safety guidelines, and waiver – with online registration through Eventbrite, emailed registration turned in upon entering, and in-person registration for walk-ins – registration also facilitates contact tracing if needed •

Brother Lawrence said that he “acknowledged his sins and was not surprised by them. He confessed them to God and did not plead before him to excuse them; after that he returned to his ordinary exercises of love and adoration in peace.” When Brother Lawrence was convicted of sin, he quickly admitted it to God and trusted God to forgive him fully. He then returned to “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding” (Philippians 4:7). He didn’t make excuses for his

Brother Lawrence said that “knowing that we must love God in all things and striving to fulfill this obligation,” he didn’t need much further direction or assistance. How can we, along with Brother Lawrence, “love God in all things”? (Luke 10:27). By looking for God in all things: •    Looking for God and tracing his ways within every circumstance, behind every conversation, underneath every calamity, and in everything beautiful. By finding God in all things: •    Finding God and watching him at work within his creation, within our own lives, within

Brother Lawrence said that “when he failed he did nothing other than acknowledge his failure, telling God, ‘I will never do anything right if you leave me alone; it’s up to you to stop me from falling and correct what is wrong.’ After that he no longer worried about his failure.” Many Christians become discouraged over consistent failure in overcoming some ingrained sin or unChristlike habit. They fall down, ask God to forgive them, dust themselves off, get up and move

Brother Lawrence said that “in the beginning we must work at forming the habit of continually conversing with God, attributing to him everything we do; but after a little effort we will feel ourselves awakened by love with no more difficulty.” Developing a lifelong habit throughout the day of walking and talking with God (1 Thessalonians 5:17), abiding and remaining in Jesus (John 15:4), living by and keeping in step with the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:25) seems daunting and difficult. Yet like