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."
Pastor's Weekly Devotion
Our devotion this week comes from Wednesday, November 13th. This is
the Upper Room and titled, "Letting Go." The Bible verse for memorization
is Psalm 46:1-2, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help
in trouble. Therefore we will not fear."
Three thoughts come to my mind as I read this devotional. The first one
is how do we turn our worries into prayer and then prayer into praise?
I know for me, sometimes I just have to change direction and praise God
in the midst of difficult areas. I may be worrying about something but in my
early morning walk, I see some beautiful constellations and just praise God
for them. Somehow, doing that takes the concern off other areas in my life.
What do you do?
Secondly, I love the devotion for the author has what he calls a God box to
write down his worries and put in it. That is a very tangible way of giving your
names to God and letting go.
God uses tangible means to touch us. One "means of grace", would be
Holy Communion with a loaf of bread and the chalice of wine or grape juice.
These are simple, tangible ways to touch and experience God.
Thirdly, I like his quote from his pastor, "Victory is not the absence of struggle.
It is the presence of God in your struggle."
That reminds me of the book of Job in the Old Testament. Job says that one
time with all of his many struggles, "though He slay me...I will yet praise him."
That is an act of will.
Let us pray right now. Lord I will do this...(you can fill in the blank).
Blessings this week.
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