(Written Sunday, March 3, 2019)
Believe it or not, preaching doesn’t come easy to me – it’s surprising to me too, being a teacher & speaking in front of people all the time. Still, I stress about it and worry, right up until I get into church and begin to feel God’s presence through worship.
Once service is done it always feels like a weight has lifted. Spiritually, I guess that is the case, so I can feel a little more relaxed about sharing…
- One of my weaknesses, in terms of the ministry here, is a lack of all knowledge when it comes to building (materials, building code, minor repairs, etc.). That’s a handicap when you have a large building to look after. However, the Lord has sent us two men, in the past two years, that make up for that. One works in a building store (and is very capable) and the other works in the building trade – both heavy equipment and building maintenance. This is a gift of God!
- Sharing the couch with Liz, for a Sunday afternoon nap, is definitely a good thing. Waking up to coffee is maybe…. just maybe… even better!
- “Oh Lord of Hosts, blessed (happy) is the man who puts his trust in you!” Ps. 84.13: This was the last verse of our scripture reading today. Sometimes I gripe & complain about the immediate stuff, but when I step back, I can’t help but affirm that this is the case. I’m happiest when I put my trust in Him.
(Wondering why the #3GoodThings posts… click here)
what a beautiful life-your good things are blessing me.
Thank you so much Michele… I’m glad they are. It’s helpful for me to stop & take stock of them. Do you remember that old Sunday School chorus (not sure if they sang this in the south)?
Count your blessings name them one by one,
Count your blessings see what God has done,
Count your blessings… name them one by one,
Count your many blessings see what God has done.
Blessings can be “big” or “small”, but they come from the Lord and as such are worth treasuring!
Bless you this Easter my friend!