September 18, 2017

Oh Monday mornings, how we don’t always look forward to them. Here are a few funny Monday quotes for you today:
“I hate Mondays because Monday hates me.”
“I have come to the conclusion that Mondays last 50% longer than other days.”
“I haven’t had this bad of a Monday since last Monday.”
“If each day is a gift I’d like to know where I can return Mondays.”
“Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7th of your life.”
Haha. I hope your Monday is good. It truly is the day that the Lord made and we need to rejoice even in Mondays!!

Wouldn’t it be great if living out the Christian life could be like a weekend project? I know that sounds silly but think about it for a minute. If you’re like me I like to have a project that has a definite start date and a definite end goal in mind. I like to be able to get to the end of a project and look back and think about the feeling of satisfaction from a job well done. I like to be able to caulk and paint my back porch and I know, though it won’t last forever, that it is good to go for a few years. I won’t have to mess with it or think about it for awhile and I feel good in completing this goal. I like it when our kitchen renovation is finally done. No more worrying about the next phase or what else needs to be done. It’s finished! It looks good! I can move onto something else. Even mowing the lawn has a sense of completion and it looks good when I am done. The worst part is knowing I am going to have to do it again next week but at least it’s done for a week and it’s a great feeling when you have that last mow of the year in the fall.

But what about our walk with God? It never feels like it’s complete because it never is. It is sometimes frustrating because, again, if you are like me, I sometimes wish I could just study really hard or pray really hard or visit every home and then be done . . . completed. Job well done. But that doesn’t happen until we get to Heaven. Our spiritual walk is something that requires work and focus and energy and passion every single day. In reality it’s every minute of every hour of every day. But that seems overwhelming. We lose focus. We grow weary in doing what God has called us to do. We need encouragement. That is what God has called us to do as a body. That is one big reason we meet together . . . to encourage each other in our faith.

We have been talking about being a disciple and making disciples on Sunday mornings. That is what making disciples is really all about. It is encouraging someone to grow in their faith, to not give up, to continue to mature in their walk with the Lord. It is a process that never ends. It is something that all of us need. It is something we are called to do until we go to be with Him. Never give up. Never give in. Never stop making disciples!!

Speaking of finishing that task and moving on to Heaven, today we are thinking about Roy Robertson, a long-time deacon here at FBCWS, who passed away during the night. Our prayers go out to his family and we rejoice with Roy today. He doesn’t have to worry about making disciples anymore. He is complete!!

I also want to wish my grandson, Cameron Fuller, a very Happy 4th Birthday Today! His parents, Lauran and Allen, are also eagerly awaiting the arrival of their 3rd child (any time now) and our 7th grandchild! We are excited and praying for them!!

And congratulations to my son Derek and his wife Ashley as they just announced that their 2nd child and our 8th grandchild is on the way!!

I am ON MISSION Today! Are You?