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, October 28, and it is titled, “Here I am.”
The Bible verse for memorization is Proverbs 19:21 where the author says, “many plans are in a persons mind, but the Lord‘s purpose will succeed.”
This passage reminds me of the famous quotes from Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. If you remember, he prayed three times, “Lord not my will, but thine be done.” It’s hard to get into that place where we are completely receptive for whatever the Lord has to come our way. That requires tremendous trust that He is in charge and that He will take care to meet our every need.
That is fullfilled in Hebrews 11:6.
Is there an area in your life at the present time that you are struggling with God for direction? Maybe you feel this is the way the Lord wants you to go but the doors are not opening and it is hard to consider that it may be the Lord closing the doors. I have shared with you before about a struggle I had when I was in seminary and a professor gave me the wise advice to never leave from... but always go to.
Has the Lord definitely shown you a different place to go if you are struggling where you are at the present time? The answer to that many times is waiting and patience and oh I don’t like to do that, do you :-)
Since I still have younger children we venture to see the animated Disney movies. Sometimes there’s a philosophy there that is very powerful. In the last “Frozen movie,” the advice is given to...just do the next right thing :-) maybe that’s what the Lord would like us to do if we’re having to wait on Him right now.
Think about tomorrow, what would be the next right thing to do for you, regarding whatever you are dealing with? That might be a little more black-and-white if you’re in a very gray area.
Blessings this week
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