I’m not sure how many of you read this post. As with anything, I’m sure there’s a certain redundancy that occurs in life. Day becomes another day, weeks drag on and months pass by with a certain consistency. In the hum of life, we can allow ourselves to be mesmerized by the mundane. The moors of mediocrity can lull us into a certain state of un-awareness. I pray that never happens with your relationship with Jesus. Yes, life can be trying. It can be difficult. It can even be downright boring! I try to keep everyone aware of what’s happening in our ministry, and so if you peruse this insert from time to time, you’ll be apt to discover some of the means to my madness! We’ve embarked upon a new journey of exploring our God-given spiritual gifts. I know that I can be guilty of being excited about things others might seem skeptical of. You might be thinking: “Great, another thing the preacher thinks we need to be doing.” Allow me to ease your mind. This has nothing to do with me. This is God’s recipe for the growth and maintenance of HIS church. It has everything to do with him and nothing to do with me, which is as it should be. You and I have volunteered to serve in the greatest army known to man. The Lord’s army is supplied, strengthened and sustained by power from above. It’s still up to us to engage in the reasonable service of sacrificial living. (Romans 12: 1). We’ve also started a brand new study on Wednesday evenings. One of the greatest books of all New Testament literature is the letter Paul sent to Rome. This promises to be a study which challenges us to recognize the incredible free gift of salvation through Christ. It also enhances the respect each of us need to have one for another. I pray you’ll be able to clear your schedule on Wednesdays at either 11:30 AM or 7 PM to join us. As always, I pray that each of you spend time with the Lord daily. He longs to hear from you…not because he needs it, but because he loves you and you’re his child.
Have a blessed day and remember the One who gave it to you! Kevin
Kevin Lough is the minister at the Whitehall Church of Christ in Fairmont WV.