On Sunday, March 1, we will continue our discussion of Shane Stanford’s book, Mosaic, When God Uses All the Pieces. The chapter we will be looking at is “When God Uses Our Regret.”
Whenever I hear an adult say that he or she has no regrets, I really do not believe I am hearing the truth. Unless we manage to completely avoid honestly reviewing our lives and relationships, regrets will surface as we mature. This should not be viewed as defeat. Quite the opposite. Regrets help us to seek forgiveness and leads us to honesty and compassion. How is God speaking to you in your regrets? On the other hand, sometimes there is a tendency to focus so much on our regrets that they threaten to engulf us. If that is the case, we need to to look at that as well. Let us remember that God is always leading us to wholeness and grace. It is a journey we can trust.
One thing I have never regretted is pausing to spend time in a garden. May you, too, spend some time with beauty today. It is a sacred gift that we too often ignore.
Book study begins at 10:15 a.m. and concludes shortly before 11:00. Hope to see you Sunday.
One thing I ask of God, that I will seek after;
to live in the house of God all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of God, and to inquire in God’s temple.