Welcome to Bronte! We hope and pray that you will experience a renewed sense of joy, meaning, and receive a blessing! We are moving into a season where we may feel anxious, sad, alone, and perhaps our New Year resolutions seem to slide as we relapse to old practices. It’s okay to feel this way. We all do at times; in our humanity we feel weak, weary, and stretched. The good news is we don’t have to stay there! God wants us to experience His presence and joy. David, who knew about almost every human condition, resonates with us and gives us pointers to appeal to God, “Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of your salvation…” (Psalm 51:11-12). May we come to our God, who has arms open wide, ready to restore us to a place of health, healing, and hope.
Welcome to Bronte! We are launching our new monthly theme on exploring the character of God. The more we focus on something or someone we are drawn to, we somehow begin to take on characteristics that may resemble that object or person. The question is, “what is our focus for 2017?” What consumes the best of our time, energy, efforts, and attention? I am hoping that we will “with open face beholding” become more changed by Him into His image (2 Corinthians 3:18). If we were to summarize the character of God in one word it would simply, but profoundly, be “love.” The Bible makes it clear that “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love” (1 John 4:8). As we continue in this year, may our eyes be fixed, our minds be focused, our steps be ordered, and our lives stay on God, as we are changed by Him.