From The Pastor's Pen

AN IPSWICH CHURCH

From The Pastor's Pen

Are You Content?

Isn’t Google great? With just few clicks we can make sure that we are in
the know – that we are up with the latest and greatest.
We can check out all the currents trends – food, movies, colours and
fashion. No matter what the topic, you can do the searches and make
sure that you are one of the in-crowd – one of the “cool kids”. It seems
that there is this great thirst to keep up with “the latest”. It even has a
name FIMO – Fear of Missing Out. Now, there is nothing essentially
wrong with having some sense of currency in the world we live in. But
what drives all this?
There are many things but here’s a big one – Dissatisfaction.
If we are not satisfied with what we have then we will constantly seek
something better. A better house, a better car – sadly even a “better”
spouse. If only we had the latest – then we’d be happy. Really?
God offers us something better. He speaks to our endless dissatisfaction
and calls us to perspective. He reminds us that most of the world lives
quite well without many of the things we have to have. He calls us to
overcome dissatisfaction and the hunger for more and better
experiences with simple gratefulness.
In the words of the Apostle Paul – “I know what it is to be in need, and I
know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content
in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in
plenty or in want.” Philippians 4:12
So, keep up with the trends if you must but please don’t be a slave to the
spirit of this world. Remember that firstly, you belong to Christ. See to
it that the need to be current doesn’t push Him to the far edges of your
life. The latest and greatest is – and always will be – the reality of our
connection with Jesus.

About us

Our vision is to be a caring and empowering community of God’s people, bringing healing and restoring hope through life  changing encounter with Jesus Christ.

We not only have a big heart for people but a big heart for our city. Vision Christian Family is one of a number of Ipswich churches who want to see Christ’s kingdom dynamically established in the lives of God’s people. Everything we do ultimately works toward this single purpose.

Contact Info - PASTORS

jOHN AND jOCIE mEADTH
Phone: 0437 884 919
Email:

visionchristianfamily@dodo.com.au

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