LIVING WATERS Sunday Evenings @ 5:30 p.m. Joe Wheeler State Park, floating gazebo beside the Lodge.
Colossians 3: 1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
How often do we think about “things above” instead of earthly things? Today I am not thinking of earthly vs heavenly possessions. Rather: How often do you ask yourself the question: How is it with my soul today? I don’t think that is being selfish and thinking too much of yourself. I think it is a necessary question that should be ask each day. If your soul is suffering and struggling, then your joy is also going to be suffering. If your soul is feeling hopeless, then the rest of the world is going to appear hopeless. You know when you are worried. You know when you are anxious. You know when you are concerned, and everyone, tends to focus on those things. But do you know when your soul is hurting? Do you know when your soul is exhausted and struggling to connect with Jesus? Yes, all of us, are called to help others, care for others and lift others up. But first, your own soul needs to be lifted up and you need to care for the needs of your own soul. Then you will be better prepared and more effective in reaching out to others in need.
How is it with your soul today? Jesus loves you and wants the best for you. He wants your soul to be full of His peace and love. “But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, ‘May the Lord, who is good, pardon everyone who sets their heart on seeking God—the Lord, the God of their ancestors—even if they are not clean according to the rules of the sanctuary’ And the Lord heard Hezekiah and healed the people” (2 Chronicles 30:18-20).
See you Sunday 8:30 a.m. Early Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship.