Welcome to this series of devotional thoughts based on ‘Roots & Wings’ an integrative Bible study for discipleship, written by Pastor Edmund Chan, our guest speaker at RISE, QB Convention 2015. Our thoughts will be based around five areas: our human weakness, the resulting problem, the radical re-orientation, the critical need, and the empowered life of Roots & Wings.
TOPIC: The presence of an absence (vital spirituality)
The radical re-orientation: Recognise our quiet desperation (Jeremiah 2:5-13,18)
It has been said: ‘If God seems far away guess who has moved?’ Jeremiah spoke to a people whom God loved and provided for, yet set their hearts and desires on so many other things. The things they thought would bring them happiness and fulfilment, ultimately brought them disaster and separation from God. What is our heart set on and how far have we strayed from God? It is time to lay before God all of our goals and ambitions, and with his strength and enabling, follow Him.