Saturday, July 30, 2016

Good evening everyone. I hope you’ve had a great week and have experienced an enjoyable weekend to this point. Tomorrow we have an opportunity to again meet with our fellow believers to worship our Lord and fellowship with each other. I know it should be a day of rest but for many of us our day will be full of activity. Some may be able to catch a nap but for me it’s not likely.

The last few weeks I have spent discussing some of the current problems our local churches face in today’s world. As I completed the summary last week I suddenly realized that all of those problems were created and initiated by people. Church people. Preachers, deacons, staff members, Sunday School teachers, lay members. Church people! I really wonder what our churches would be like if each one of us took our eyes off of ourselves and placed them on Jesus first and then on others around us. Can you imagine? I pray that it would be so in my own life!

I have spent very little time the last two weeks watching the political party conventions and even less time listening to all the rhetoric from both sides.It appears to me that we are in deep trouble if we are forced to choose the next President of the United States of America from the two candidates that have been presented to us. I’m afraid the downhill slide is going to continue and the speed will be dependent on the one who is elected. God help us! Where have our moral values gone? Well, enough of the pessimistic talk and negative thinking. Moving on to a brighter subject.

I was thinking earlier today about all the blessings that God has sent my way and I began to realize how ungrateful I am most of the time. So I decided that I will begin a list of all the things I should be thankful for and maybe discuss them somewhat during the next few weeks. Of course number one on my list would be that He has lifted me up from the miry pits of clay and set my feet on the solid rock. And that rock is Jesus. My sins are gone. Thank you Father. Thank you Jesus. Thank you Holy Spirit for your convicting power.

Next week I’ll continue with my list. Maybe my list would be similar to yours if you had one. Until next week may God continue to richly bless you.


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