As I made yet another trip to Valdosta through Albany and Sylvester, I realize just how lucky I was when I made my ill-advised trip to the farm back in January. Places I once stopped for gas are gone, warehouses missing, and trees telling of the powerful forces I must have been ahead of in January.
So here it is some five months later and cleanup efforts are still in full swing. This kind of reminds me of how we try to 'fix up' our life on our own. It is a task that has no end. But, give yourself over to God as we admit our sins, admit we are sinners, and accept Jesus, the storm damage of sin in us is gone. Fixed. Cleaned up and made new.
This week I want you to reach out to someone you do not know and tell them of the Good News of Jesus. Invite that person or family to come and see, and to grow with us in Jesus.
Wow! God gave us beautiful weather for our inaugural Big Spring Fling Wing Ding. Not only that, but we had a great time at each event. Most importantly, we met new friends, and Mary gave three tours of the Preschool.
See what happens when we all come together and witness... we grow in God. This week, have a large time as you reach out to others with God's Love and Grace. Remember, each Sunday is
"Bring someone" Sunday.
Thank you for the continued prayers for my mother and my family. My heart is joyful for the life God provided, and that now she is at home with Jesus. So many times in our lives we fret about tomorrow or agonize over the things of yesterday when right now is what counts. Becky Lange reminded those of us at the last Open Mic Night of this, and she is totally on point!
You see, if I agonize over what is to come, I miss the beauty of this day. If I fret over what I have messed up in the past, I miss the beauty of this day. Therefore, I shall rejoice in this day God has given as a gift from God and thank Him for it. This week I urge you to spend more than just a moment with God in prayer. Then spend some time with a person who is lost and needs to know the Way. Let them know we are all growing in Christ at Striplin Terrace, and that they are more than welcome to come join in growing.
God bless, Kurt