Monday, May 18, 2009
Sometimes we need to rest for a moment and take stock of how the Lord has blessed us. We often get so busy that we fail to look back at our day or week and really dwell on how good God is to us. This week was quite a week. I am happy to say that our Pastor is back home with his family after a week at Heartland Baptist Bible College (and Southwest Baptist Church) in Oklahoma City. In his absence I had the opportunity to be the "Pastor for the day" this past Lord's day. I prepared a Sunday school lesson and preached the morning and evening service. What a blessing! I praise the Lord for the opportunity to "get off the bench" and get into the game. I missed my Pastor this week, but what a great time of preparation I had for the messages. On Thursday I spent hours in God's Word, praying and looking for direction. The Lord gave me Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 and a message titled "the God shaped hole". The evening service I preached on Acts chapter 9 and the conversion of Saul of Tarsus. We answered a simple question: can God use your life? Of course we know the answer is absolutely "YES" on this question. God can use your life. What are you doing for the Lord today? Are you doing it because you want God to see you doing that?