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Over the last few months the PCC and team leaders of Emmanuel church have been looking again at the vision, purpose and values we hold as a church.
Have you been at that place recently where you have a list of things to do, time is against you and you stumble at the first hurdle? You find your blood pressure rising, impatience sets in and a simple task becomes a nightmare of activities to overcome before completing that first task. Such experience may lead our thoughts towards spiritual attack and to some degree it is.
I have really enjoyed taking time out over the summer and trying some new things. I have played 20-20, gone on a boat trip searching for dolphins, went for a ride on the rattlesnake and played golf on a links course.
One lunchtime, after knocking his juice carton off the table, our son lifted it up and proudly announced, "I didn't spill a drop!" Alas, he'd failed to notice he was holding the box upside down and the drink was pouring out all over the floor. As I cleaned up his mess I was thankful of the absorbent properties of the kitchen towel.
In a film I was watching recently there was a scene where a massive crowd of people built and built, then swarmed up and over the wall of a town, overwhelming it. This is an image of the way the Kingdom of God advances against and through any strongholds that stand in the way of it.