Today marks the end of the first month of the New Year. I’ve heard folks say that life speeds up as we grow older. Is it possible that life isn’t truly speeding up but that we’re slowing down? Truth hurts, doesn’t it? As I’m sure you’ve heard, this year’s theme is: ENGAGE. Joel and I will be sharing messages this month on engaging in things worth fighting for in your life. So, what are some things in your life worth fighting for? I’ll mention some of mine here. First and foremost I believe the relationships I’ve formed in life are worth fighting for; my relationship with God, my wife, my sons and daughter-in-loves, my parents, my mother-in-law, my siblings, relatives, my church family, close friends, etc. All these relationships are worth fighting for! Yet another thing worth fighting for is the salvation provided to me through Christ Jesus. The only one who can jeopardize that is ME. Yet another thing I see worth fighting for is the nation in which I live. The freedoms we enjoy in this country are NOT free. Men and woman throughout history have paid dearly for the opportunity we have today to live in peace. Isn’t it strange how as we grow older some of the things we thought so important at a younger age now seem rather insignificant? Because February is upon us and we’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 14th with a covered dish get together. I also wanted to mention that we will be showing a movie in the auditorium titled: War Room. I’m not sure how many of you have seen the movie, but it’s a keeper. It shares the importance of prayer, the value of relationships and the sanctity of marriage. I really hope you’ll be able to join us! Tentative date for the movie will be Saturday, the 13th. Depending on how many are able to come, we might be able to show it again on another Saturday. As we begin this new month, prayerfully ask yourself: what (in my life) is truly worth fighting for? Make a list, if need be, and lift those things up to God. After all, the battle really doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to Him!
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.