A Word from Our Pastor
I am blessed to have such a beautiful wife and seven children. My family and I have greatly enjoyed the Dunnellon area and are excited to be a part of such dynamic church growth.
I have been ordained since 1989 and this is my fourth appointment ministering to a local congregation. I have served the church on the District level in two areas and the Annual Conference on the Board of Church and Society.
I can't imagine pastoring anywhere else at this time of my life. I have no doubt that God has blessed me greatly by serving this wonderful congregation."
Our devotion this week comes from Wednesday, January 20 from the Upper Room. The title is, "opportunity to share." Romans 10:14 is our a memory verse and it emphasizes that unless people have someone sharing God's love about Jesus with them directly they can never receive faith.
The author emphasizes the insecurity of sharing her faith. She did not feel qualified but what she realizes is that as she tells others just about her feelings and experience of Jesus then it becomes easier. She said that even one person went to church with her.
I believe that should be our focus in 2021. The founder of the Methodist movement said we have no other job to do but to save souls. I believe that is still true today. All of you know this week and especially this Wednesday is a difficult day for our country. With the changing of the guard there are all kinds of fears of what may take place.
Let's remember that God is still God and that as we seek his face he will guide, lead and direct us.
My daddy used to say considering politics that the pendulum swings back-and-forth in America's history. We are seeing that once again but that doesn't mean that those in the minority have lost or are wrong or need to be silent. Jesus makes it clear that if we keep our focus on him and live the life that he has called us to according to the holy Scriptures that we have the possibility of an assurance of our faith, a joy inside of knowing our eternal life and the ability to face controversies.
I know many folks are having struggles within their home life or in their business life or maybe in their political life but God loves us and cares for us and let's remember that in stories like the prodigal son. God wins! That story seems to be more about the father's amazing love. His amazing Grace that saved a wretch like me.
Blessings this week and be encouraged!
Before Aspirin & Other Things Devotions by Pastor Eddie Fulford
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