Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018
“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” 2 Cor. 2:5
Where has the 2018 gone? Here we are in December and preparing to Come around the Lord’s Table for Holy Communion the 12th time. We have to thank God for his mercy and having the opportunity to go the baptismal pool one final time in 2018 and to gather together in Remembrance of our Lord and Savior for the Lord’s Supper.
My Sisters and Brothers much effort has and is going into our Youth Retreat Dinner on Sunday December 9th immediately following morning service. The purpose of the dinner is to defray the cost of the retreat. We know that many of you go out to eat on Sundays after service, but dinner is coming to you. So much food will be available, $20.00 for Adults and $10.00 for children.
December 23rd is our Christian Education Christmas Program at 9am. Always a joyous time.
Join us for our Worship on Wednesday Service at noon.
Walking with GodThe other day I decided to get off the couch (I know I should that more often) and go for a long walk. I live in a very wooded area so I have the opportunity to enjoy the trees, listening to the squirrels playing in the leaves and getting a glimpse of the occasional deer. As I gaze on nature, as I do often, it occurs to me that as I walk in order to get the blood flowing and for mild exercise that I am also privileged to be walking with God. To walk step for step with him and to follow him with all I have, but honestly I must admit that sometimes I just cannot keep up. I seem to miss a step or two, perhaps, it’s because I’m doing my own thing, I lose sight of where I’m going and its then that I stumble and sometimes even fall. So therefore, the test of our religious life (walking with God) and character is not what we do in the exceptional moments of life, but what we do in the ordinary times, when there is nothing tremendous or exciting, what is our attitude, spiritual posture? I would like to suggest that the worth of a man/woman is revealed in our “attitude” to ordinary things when he/she is not under the bright lights of the moment (I sometimes struggle with that as do most of us). I am reminded of John 1:36 “And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he says, Behold the Lamb of God! Just as when I stretch my walk to a longer distance than planned and up the pace I can really “feel it” in my legs, can I tell you that it is also a painful business to get into the stride of God, it means getting your second wind spiritually, it means denying self even and especially in the ordinary times, that which is a comfortable pace but having to step it up. In all my endeavor, Behold the Lamb of God”, keeping my attitude on him. In learning to walk with God there is always the difficulty of getting into His stride; but when we get into it, the only characteristic that manifests itself is the life of God, you feel it and others see it. You and I are changed individuals walking with God we become more Godly in our being, our attitude, our disposition toward others and the stride and the power of God alone are manifested. So don't give in because it’s painful, as the coaches used to tell us play through the pain after while it won’t hurt as much, get on with it, and before long walking with God you will find you have a new zeal, a new vision and a new purpose remembering is all for SOUL purpose – Be Blessed and Know without a shadow of doubt that God is able.