August is National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!
August is when families are thinking about their children returning to or beginning school. New school clothes, supplies, books and physicals are all a part of the preparation. An important part of those physical exams is the eye exam. I had my eyes examined every year as I grew up... but then, my dad was an Optometrist and he knew the value of a biannual eye exam.
See the link below to find out important facts about your children’s EYE HEALTH:
Spiritual Vision Through Personal Character – Oswald Chambers
“Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place…” Revelation 4:1
A higher state of mind and spiritual vision can only be achieved through the higher practice of personal character. If you live up to the highest and best that you know in the outer level of you your life, God will continually say to you, “Friend, come up even higher.” There is also a continuing rule in temptation which calls you to go higher; but when you do, you only encounter other temptations and character traits. Both God and Satan use the strategy of elevation, but Satan uses it in temptation and the effect is quite different. When the devil elevates you to a certain place, he causes you to fasten your idea of what holiness is far beyond what flesh and blood could ever bear or achieve. Your life becomes a spiritual acrobatic performance high atop a steeple. You cling to it, trying to maintain your balance and daring not to move. But when God elevates
you by His grace into heavenly places, you find a vast plateau where you can move about with ease.
Compare this week in your spiritual life with the same week last year to see how God has called you to a higher level. We have all been brought to see from a higher viewpoint. Never allow God to show you a truth which you do not instantly begin to live up to, applying it to your life. Always work through it, staying in its light.
Your growth in grace is not measured by the fact that you haven’t turned back, but that you have an insight and understanding into where you are spiritually. Have you heard God say, “Come up higher,” not audibly on the outer level, but to the innermost part of your character? “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing…?” (Genesis 18:17). God has to hide from us what He does, until, due to the growth of our personal character, we get to the level where He is then able to reveal it.
HEALTH HAPPENINGS AT CPC - Postponement!
The “Rethink Your Drink” workshop that was set for August 9th with Ventura County’s Nutritionist, Elizabeth Hoffman, will be postponed to a future date. Stay tuned!
WELCOME TO CPC VENTURA
Welcome to Community Presbyterian Church, Ventura. We offer a wide variety of worship and ministry opportunities for the whole family and are excited to have you with us.