FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Meticulous bible readings in Concord, NC
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Our Lord Jesus,
Have you heard of the dog days of summer? It’s an expression that refers to those hot, sultry days when the heat makes you lazy and causes you to search for a cool, comfortable spot where you can just relax. I believe those days are upon us during (this) month of August. Like an ole dog that’s trying to find a shady place to lie down and escape the unbearable summer heat…Many of us are searching for a cool place to rest.
Have you found that spot in your life? I believe when things get too hot and too tough to tolerate, the coolest spot to be is with Jesus. In Matthew 11:28 He said, Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Don’t you see? Jesus is the place you’re looking for to lay down your burdens and just rest!
Psalm 23:1 says The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He “maketh” (present tense) a place for you. I pray you find it with Him. He wants you to. He’s waiting for you to do so. When things get heated in your life, always seek the cool place. Seek Jesus.
Stay faithful. Stay true to Him. Love Him with all your being. I will see you at His House!
I love you,
Verse for the Month:
…. Fear God and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Thought for the Month:
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Pastor’s Thought for the Month:
Love should motivate you more than fear and loneliness!
Thoughts to Ponder!
- Death is more universal than life; everyone dies, but not everyone lives!
- A lot of people are smarter than they look, and they ought to be.
- No one is as busy as the person who has nothing to do.
- Say what you will about the devil; he’s a hustler.
- Get to know your neighbors. You might just like them.
- Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind, and when to mind your speech.
- People’s troubles stem not from too much time on their hands, but from not enough time on their knees.
- Honesty pays, but not enough for some people.