Monday, August 11, 2008

Sunday Reflections

Sunday was a long day. Worship - lunch at Chuck E. Cheese - Deacons meeting - worship.

I was pretty tired at the end of the day. However, it was a good day . . . a wonderful day. Not everyday, actually, only a once in a lifetime occurrence that you baptize your child. That was cool to be able to baptize both Joshua and Zachary in the past 8-9 months. Also to be able to have two other baptisms, that is great. The key being all three yesterday are new believers in Jesus, not transfers, which is okay, but people coming into a new and saving relationship with Jesus. Now that is awesome!!

I was struck by Paul's words in 2 Corinthians 4:7-18. Think about what he is telling us about life, which is fragile, difficult and not always fun, yet he considers our afflictions - light and momentary (vs. 17). As a result, we do not lose heart. How great is that!?!? Because in Paul's world he understood that "inwardly we are bing renewed day by day" (vs. 16). We have this great opportunity to call upon God everyday and be filled again and again and again and . . . . . . . It never need stop. The Spirit of God is always wanting, willing and ready to fill us. What a great God we have!

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