Thoughts

Written by cycleguy on February 12th, 2017

Random thoughts from Sunday:

Any time I have gone away, I have always tried to come home either later Sunday or sometime Monday or Tuesday. I was reminded again of why. We went away from Wednesday through Friday. I made it home in time (45 minutes to spare) to take tickets at the high school basketball game. I slogged through Saturday’s preparation for my sermon. While the sermon was done physically, the spiritual part of me needs Saturday to get it in gear. Nope…didn’t happen. I like coming home the early part of the week since it means I will have time to prepare myself. Today was one of those days when it was a “little bit of me and a whole lot of God.”

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A few thoughts from Sunday’s message are pertinent to Christ-followers:

“Our salvation is the most important thing about us. If we have it, we are wealthy beyond belief. If we don’t, we are most to be pitied.” James McDonald

An unchanged life is a sign of an unchanged heart.  (Me)  This debunks the myth that I can live anyway I want and still call myself a Christian.

Real knowledge is not knowing something; it is in knowing Someone, a Person…Jesus Christ. (Me)  All the knowledge in the world will amount to nothing without a personal knowledge of Jesus.

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I have been asked to consider something wa-a-a-a-a-y out of my comfort zone or even my “desire” zone. I’m not at liberty to say what it is, but if you wouldn’t mind saying a prayer, God knows what it is about. Interestingly enough, Tami (my daughter), has approached me with an opportunity she has which will require stretching. You might want to include her. I hope to link to her blog this week as she writes about it. Thanks ahead of time.

There is some Sunday meandering for you. Random I know.

 

10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Dan says:

    We will pray for you, as we do everyday.

  2. Pam says:

    Dick is the same way–needs the day before to prepare spiritually for the sermon he has been working on all week. We now have Saturday evening services as well as Sunday so that pushes it back another day. While others dread Mondays, I look forward to them!

  3. Ryan says:

    Bill,
    Though I was a little distracted this Sunday, I found the message to penetrate. It was not a feel good message, but it was one that forced us to look deeply and evaluate where we are in Christ.

    Thanks for bringing the message and allowing God to work through you.

  4. Linda Stoll says:

    This is so very wise and true –>’An unchanged life is a sign of an unchanged heart. (Me) This debunks the myth that I can live anyway I want and still call myself a Christian.’

    Looking forward to hearing what might be on the table for you, Bill …

  5. cycleguy says:

    I love those stretching things that come our way…I have been ask to speak at the Ladies conference in Sept for our mission. Of all the women the could have ask, I would not have picked me. But God thought I needed to be stretched. I will pray for you brother as you pray for me. Betty

  6. floyd says:

    Powerful thoughts. And I’m praying for you, Bill.

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