Wow God! God showed up, spoke where my words failed, and lives were changed. That is a full day. As for my musings …
-Many people received help from God during our worship yesterday. We looked at Romans 7 and the struggle of doing what we don’t want to do and not doing what we desire to do. The struggle is real, and God’s solutions are real. Many people switched their focus from their struggles to their Savior. As a result, their chains came loose.
-Yesterday was gorgeous day. There was a hard frost, but when the sun started shining the frost melted, the temperature rose, and moods got better.
-Our attendance was a little better, but still not what I would like to see.
-There seemed to be a lot of distractions during much of our worship time. Maybe no one else noticed, but I felt distracted.
-I thought about my Dad a lot this past week.
-I was scrambling with my words during yesterday’s message. I am so thankful for God’s intervention and speaking to people’s hearts and minds.
-Very burdened this morning for several people, and families, that are wrestling with the emotions of very serious physical concerns for loved ones.
-Been studying for the sermon series that I hope to begin the week after Easter. I am excited for this series and the potential for impact and healing. The series is entitled “Yes You Can … because God Will”.
-Our stagnant attendance is confusing. We have so many good things taking place in our ministries, but it is not being reflected in our weekly worship attendance. Praying and analyzing this, trying to discover if there is any obvious reasons.
-Looking forward to Easter weekend.
-Feeling grateful for those who lift me in prayer often.
-The NCAA tournament, March Madness, was true madness during it’s first weekend. Our family has done a bracket challenge for many years. It began when my kids were younger than most of my grandkids are now. My bracket is shattered after this first weekend. The good news is that I have a lot of company. It was a lot of fun seeing so many underdogs come through with the win.
-My wife and I are going to try and get a brief getaway soon. We had one planned about 5 weeks and circumstances prevented that one from taking place. This one will be nearby so if any urgent things take place I can get back here quickly. The short distance away is what gives me confidence that we will get this one accomplished.
-I need to get to the hospital and visit a couple of people from my church.
Here’s hoping that you recognize God’s presence as go through this day.