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Our Pastor Rev. Shane L. Bishop has been preaching a sermon series on “PINGS”.
Pings are something that you sense or feel that God will send us.
But do we pay attention to them and answer them ?
By opening up our Faith, our heart, our mind and our eyes and clearing out the clutter and muck we can better feel the Pings.
Yet a Ping isn’t always earth shattering or a wow moment. If you’re waiting for an earth shattering Ping those are rare.
God often sends subtle Pings to us.
Today after praying for God’s Grace and Blessings for my recent back issues, for my chiropractor and staff, for my family needs and for my friends needs, I asked God to strengthen me and to help me to assist others in need.
After my tears of Joy stopped I placed it again all in God’s hands.
Then.....my chiropractic visit went better then the first 3, then a visit with a family member went better than expected, then as I returned to my office to wrap up the business day............
I felt a need to surprise my dad with a special carry out dinner of his favorite shrimp, just then my wife texted me and said she was on her way home from work, I called her and said let’s do dinner with dad. I just feel it’s what we all need tonight.
So, I picked up dinners, called the Care Center to hold dads dinner tray (the nurse then told me dad was kinda depressed today) the nurse then told dad we were coming with dinner and she said he instantly perked up. We arrived, had a nice dinner together and now are watching tv with him and he’s laughing etc.
Get it ?
Ping. Call someone lonely for dinner.
Ping. Hold a door for someone.
Ping. Tell people to have a blessed day.
Ping. Offer a helping hand.
Ping. Have a happy attitude.
Just maybe God starts you with small Pings to get you going, then he may slowly give you more, then just maybe (but not everyone) you will get that major Ping.
Just pay attention.
Just don’t expect big things.
Little Pings add up.
So blessed to be here typing this right now as I spend time with my dad and my wife.
The Christ Church visitation Team serves by visiting people who are members or participants of Christ Church. They bring the healing love of Christ to those that are in the hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation, or assisted living facilities. We make brief visits that let people know that they are cared for through our presence, listening, and prayers with Christ's love and compassion. We respect the privacy of others so if you are ill and would like a visit please let us know. You may contact the Faith Community Nurse at 618-277-4659 ext 1881 or after hours emergency line 309-357-9091.