Pastor’s Desk

June 10th

Scripture Passage: “This is the day which the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.”  Psalms 118:24

Dear Friends,

     I had plans for today.  Those plans were dependent upon sunny skies. What I needed to do cannot be accomplished in the rain.  I need at least three days back to back with no rain – not even a shower.  I had one plan, the good Lord had another. I had good intentions, He had a sovereign will.  I was going to do something good, He said what He was going to do would be the best.  I told Him I was getting behind, He told me I was actually ahead according to His time table.  In the end, I realize He is always right.  The best thing I can do is to surrender my will to His.  Jesus did and He won the victory – by the way of the cross.  I do not know where the path is going to take me today, but as long as He is walking it with me I will rejoice and be glad in it.


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June 3rd

Scripture Passage: “For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.”  II Corinthians 10:10

Dear Friends,

      There is a huge difference in a leader and a boss.  A leader will get sown in the ditch with you, while a boss stands on the bank and barks orders.  Some people criticize a leader’s meekness and patience and often equate that with a lack of production.  Others praise a person with a dictator personality and equate that with, “A man who gets the job done.”  If you really want to know what kind of leader a person is, ask the man in the ditch.  He KNOWS!


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May 27th

Scripture Passage:  “Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord and depart from evil.  It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.  Honor the Lord with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your increase: So shall your barns be filled with plenty, and your presses shall burst out with new wine.”  Proverbs 3: 7-10   “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in their own eyes.”   Judges 21:25
 
Dear Friends,
 
      I wonder what it would be like if all sporting venues suspended the rules for a season.  There would be no rules, guidelines, or referees.  “Everything Goes,” would be the motto.  The goal would be for everyone to do what they want, to get what they want, any way that they want, without any penalties or consequences. There would be no protection for the audience either.  If the athletes get bored abusing one another, they can involve the audience without their consent.  The only option the spectators would have is to not show up, and to keep quiet away from the game also.  Eventually there would be so much carnage the teams would destroy themselves.  There would be no money to pay salaries because the spectators would stop coming and the value of a ticket would drop to nothing.  The only thing that keeps games going today are the rules.  Everyone must abide by the same rules regardless of their preferences, or not play the game at all.  You could say that rules are a necessary part of the game.  Without them the game would cease to be.  I do not know of anyone who would be in agreement to suspend the rules.  As a matter of fact, the rules are reviewed, adjusted, and more added to keep the integrity of the game intact.  I find it interesting that we will go to great lengths to make sure everyone plays by the rules of the game – but not life.

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