May 25, 2023 Cindy Goding



By Marcia Jarrett

I recently saw a video that was about May being busy like December but without the celebrations. Maycember Video Here. It was a reminder of how busy we often find ourselves during the end of ministry and school years. It is easy to finish all those activities and want to do absolutely nothing during the summer. I was challenged by this mindset during Bible study this past year. 

Amos 8:11-12 which says, "'The days are coming,' declares the Sovereign Lord, 'when I will send a famine through the land-not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it."

 Did you catch what the famine would be from? Hearing the words of the Lord. Wow! How much more do we need to KNOW the word of God on our hearts? It is easy to focus on the busyness of life and think that we need a break from all things in the summer, but I would challenge you. We need to thirst for the living water of God. Pay attention to what you are using to try to quench your thirst. Turn to God and His Word- especially if you find yourself drinking from sources other than Him. As we were reminded at Koinania, this does not have to be alone. We are encouraged to study God's word together! If you do not know where to start, contact Cindy to become part of a Discipleship pair as we study the book of James together. Together, let us be refreshed, restored and transformed through God's word this summer!