SOME RANDOM THOUGHTS TO THINK ON‼️
One of my favorite prayer promises in the Bible is buried in the Old Testament book of Jeremiah 33:3 which says “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” What a wonderful promise from God that was good for Jeremiah to know and sure is good for me to know! I have access to the person who really does know everything and He is willing to share His knowledge with me. I just have to admit that I don’t know everything and that I need His knowledge and wisdom in every situation. Doing that saves me the embarrassment of being wrong. I liken this to my experiences with my personal trainer. Many of you know that I go to a gym three times a week and work out with a personal trainer called Chris. On several occasions he has told me what to do and how to do it and I have thought I know a better way or I can lift a heavier weight than he’s given me and I reach for the heavier one. And guess what? Chris is always right and I am always wrong. You see he knows me and what my limits are and what is best for me. I have learned to trust his advice even if at the moment I’m not sure. Why? Because in the area of physical fitness my experience shows me that Chris knows his stuff and he is always right! Now transfer this to your relationship with God: God created us so He knows us and He knows everything so we can ask Him anything and He will tell us what we need to know and do because God is always right! And He loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die the world’s most painful death to pay the penalty for our sin. Now that is real love!
Part of the reason I wrote the above paragraph is to call you again to pray for our Pastoral Search Committee. I mentioned Sunday morning that we have three potential candidates that desire to be our next pastor. It would be easier if a couple of them just weren’t suited for the job and only one qualified, but God has sent us three very fine but different people. The Committee has voted that their choice to recommend to the church must have the unanimous support of the committee. Early in October they will meet to make that decision. Please call upon the Lord to give the committee His will. I believe we all want the person God desires to become our next pastor. These next couple of weeks give all of us time to pray and seek God’s will. Also I want to thank everyone who came and worked so hard to make Sunday night’s meeting with our Global Servant Kristy Engell such a wonderful event. It’s encouraging to know that she is going back to the Ukraine soon and spend a year there ministering to the tragic needs of that country. Most of us know very little of the immense pain these people are experiencing as many are suffering the loss of their homes and the death of family members. Again, please pray for Kristy as she prepares to go and continue to pray for her after she arrives. She is there to in a very tangible way share the love of Jesus.
Have I given you enough to think about and pray for? Just in case you need something else don’t forget to pray for each other and the ministry of our church in this interim period. I stand in need of your prayers as I seek daily wisdom to serve as your “fill in” pastor. We need each other as we worship and work together for the glory of Jesus! Jesus is coming again! This is our hope and assurance! Let’s keep busy sharing the Good News of Jesus until that day comes!!
Because of Jesus,