"In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit." (Ephesians 1:13)
What does it take for you to believe something? Do you need to reach out and touch? Do you need to see it? Does it have to be on TV, the radio, the internet -- or even "Mr. Google"? Do you have to have the historical facts, the scientific research? Do you follow what others are saying or where others are leading? What does it take for you to really believe something?
In the Scripture today we have David "dancing" (2 Samuel 6:5) as they bring the ark into Jerusalem. They were excited, joyful and sharing. In the Gospel reading Herod is "hearing" (Mark 6:14) about Jesus from various other sources - non of which were right - and Herod goes with "John, whom I beheaded." (Mark 6:16) AND we have Paul speaking to us, and the Ephesians, about our belief in the Gospel (v. 13) The questions are: DO we believe and if we believe are we going (doing) what God is calling us to.
We, as Caregivers, are pretty busy but we can still be listening for what God is asking us to do - treat someone to coffee, pay for someone (maybe even a strangers) lunch or even "just" listen when someone needs to talk. This week's recommended reading is "IF - Trading your if only regrets for God's What if Possibilities" by Mark Batterson. What if we did what God asked? What if.......
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.