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, May 20th. The title is, “On assignment.”
The Bible verse for memorization is John 5:30 where Jesus said "I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me." The author’s devotion talks about how people kept moving her away with their programs from what she felt God was calling her to do. A friend of hers shared that she should have a mission statement so she wrote three points that she felt were key to do the work God called her to do. In this concept if someone wanted her to do something for them it would need to fit within those three categories or she would simply say I can’t do it. What a great idea for each and everyone of us trying to follow what God wants us to do. Just like Jesus, who was on assignment following only the Father’s direction from on high, so we should be that way as well. How about asking the Lord to give you three points that would govern your activities serving Him today?
Here are two more verses to enhance this assignment :-) the first one we have in our passage today John 5:30. The second one is from the Old Testament Isaiah 30:21 where the prophet hears from God saying that if he is seeking the Lord, if he or she strays to the right or to the left that a voice will be heard from behind that will say that this is the way to walk. Finally, Philippians 4:13, where it says “...I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
What’s your assignment? :-)
Before Aspirin & Other Things Devotions by Pastor Eddie Fulford
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