Join us this Thursday night for the last Men’s Fellowship Night of this season. Pastor Bruce Koczman from Jesus Fellowship Calvary Chapel will be our speaker. Dinner is served at 6:15 PM. Come and enjoy a great night of praise and worship, challenge from the Word and fun in the Activity Center. Call America’s Keswick for your reservation: 800-453-7942
Return to Default
Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” John 21:3a
I’m far from computer literate but I do like to customize my computer. I can have my email account as my home page and make my background to look a certain way. I can change my settings so, for the most part it makes it easier to navigate. The problem is that sometimes when I have to reboot or if something goes wrong and the Tech leads me to the solution my computer “Returns to Default” settings.
In This passage of scripture we see Peter and the others “returning to default”. Even though they’re lives where changed, the directions and life lessons given them where amazing there seems to be a disconnect and they returned to they’re default settings, the settings that they came to Jesus with.
I’m not sure what the problem was and why after they had their encounter with the living Christ they went into default but I can relate. It’s as if the joy of my salvation is muted when I see myself as inadequate or I’m on the outside looking in. Maybe Peter was living in the his remorse of denying Jesus and sees himself as a failure.
“But now the rest of the story.” Even in our default mode the Lord is ready to customize us and uses familiar settings to do so. Bringing Peter back to an occasion when he first met God. A familiar place of that taste of freedom, then commissioning him to service and a life of meaning and purpose.
I know for me, if I’m willing to see the Lord in my everyday life He shows Himself to me even when I return to my default way of living. When I am just not feeling it there are those reminders of the “Joy of my Salvation”.
So if you find yourself living in default, and don’t really have a spiritual purpose, know that God wants to restore you to that place where He began a good work, knowing that He is faithful to complete it. Amen! – Rob Russomano is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves full time at America’s Keswick
Think About This:What we need above all is a sense of God’s enabling power and presence, along with a reconstituted vision of what authentic moral responsibility requires. When we have this, we shall become more willing to claim our power, and not just talk about claiming it.Anne Patrick
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. 7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7