One of the things I hope to do is to introduce our church family. Our church is made up of families that love God, country, and church. God has blessed us with a group of likeminded, sacrificial, hard working people who desire to see God work in their lives. Getting to know them will be a blessing.
Another item I hope to share with you is a simple thought about the Word of God. It may take the form of a paragraph or several. It may be something I gleaned from another person or something a little more original. (The Bible says there is nothing new under the sun.) One thing I know is it will be...brief.
I love pastoring and can not imagine myself doing anything else. This story kind sums up what I feel about the life God has chosen for me.
"I can remember shortly after I realized God was calling me to a life of ministry I went to an uncle, and aged, godly, southern gentleman and told him what I believed God wanted me to do with my life. Expecting to hear some sort of positive congratulatory response I was taken back by what he said. He looked me right in the eye and said, "Son, if you can do anything else, do it." Wow, you talk about being floored. I left there that day confused and bewildered to say the least. It was not until I had several years under my ministry belt that I finally understood what he was telling me that day. What he meant was that if I "could" do anything else then I was probably not called to the ministry. You see, when a man is convinced that God has a plan, purpose, and path for him he must walk that path." In the center of God's will is the safest, most glorious place you can ever live your life.
The Apostle Paul said it this way, "Woe unto me if I preach not the gospel."