Serving breaks down walls in our relationships. Serving begins to build bridges of connection and communication. This was the foundation for yesterday’s message. Today we seek to serve others and remember those who have served us. As for my musings …
-I don’t remember the last time I was as overwhelmingly burdened for a message and a worship service as I was yesterday. The burden just kept building all week.
-The entire worship service at my 10:30 church was powerful. The atmosphere and spirit in the place was impactful.
-Even on a holiday some people showed up to pray this morning for our 5:30 am prayer time.
-It is now less than 2 months until I get to see my kids and grandkids who have been serving in Kenya for the past 3 years.
-There are a lot of people dealing with some major life issues in both of my churches right now. They include job issues, relationship issues, physical issues and more. Maybe it is just that I am becoming more sensitive to needs as I am seeking to really be a person of prayer instead of just a person who prays.
-The past 2 weeks have been really long and very rewarding weeks. Many hours have been spent getting the parsonage at my 9:00 church ready for an Assistant Pastor and family to move in. He will serve with me at both churches and for now will be part-time. It was awesome to see people from both churches invest so much time and energy into getting the house ready. I am also really looking forward to not having to go to that house every day and reacquaint myself with my office/study.
-Our new Assistant Pastor and his family are moved in and will begin ministry with us this week. I love working with staff and I am very excited to be a part of what God is going to do in this new partnership.
-I love seeing people get excited about serving Christ and His church.
-Next Sunday’s sermon will be a very unique take on building relationships. The focus of the sermon is not one that I ever recall preaching on with regard to personal relationships.
-I am evidently having difficulty forming thoughts into words and sentences this morning. I just realized that I have been staring at this computer screen for the past 15 minutes without typing anything.
-Attendance was down some at both churches but not bad for a holiday Sunday with very good weather.
-While I was praying this morning the Lord was directing my thoughts toward some sermons for later in the summer and some new prayer initiatives. It is going to be interesting to see where some of those thoughts go as the summer progresses.
Here’s hoping that you seek to serve this week. Remember, you are being prayed for and thought of this week.