EDGE BAPTIST CHURCH
From the Pastor's Desk:
June is upon us and the calendar lists quite a few days of importance for this month. We recognize the D-Day Invasion on the 6th, Flag Day on the 14th, Father's Day on the 17th, the first day of Summer on the 21st, and Vacation Bible School on the 29th. It appears that there will be quite a few things to occupy our thoughts and our time. The garden needs attention and those pesky weeds and insects just do not take a break. When we add to the mix that school is out for the Summer and folks will begin to plan and take family vacations, it should prove to be a busy month for many. In this electronic generation, we are bombarded with information and suggestions regarding entertainment and activities that virtually scream for our attention and time. With so much on the calendar and our own family planning, I wonder who, if anyone, is listening to God ?
We, as a culture, tune in to whatever holds our hearts and minds. If this world and its many trappings are our main focus, then we will hear the messages that popular culture offers. If our hearts are set on our Heavenly Father and Jesus the Christ, then we will be attentive to the instructions and guidance found within the pages of the Holy Bible. God has been seeking to communicate with us since creation. He spoke through prophets in the Old Testament, through His Son during the earthly ministry of Jesus, and now through the working of the Holy Spirit.
The Apostle Paul declared in Philippians 3:13 & 14, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Dear friend, my hope is that you have learned to discern His voice through His Word and that in the course of your planning, whether it be in the month of June or any other month, you will embrace the reality that God the Father wants to guide the choices that we make. No one can encourage our hearts like the Lord, but we have to listen to Him. Paul wrote in Philippians 4:6 & 7," Be careful(do not worry) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Whenever we need the determination and confidence to keep going, God will strengthen us . When we are at our weakest, then we discover how strong and faithful He is. Trust Him ! He never abandons those who are truly His ! Enjoy your Summer !Think about it ! Pray about it! Do it ! I'm excited !
In His Service,