A brief connection to God’s Spirit in the middle of the week.
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Wednesday Message 10-25-17
“Faith Makes things Possible, not Easy.”
Rachel, our office manager at CPC, placed this message on our Broadway Marquee a few weeks ago. It has been etched in my mind and spirit ever since.
I suppose I’m one of those who wishes that if I just turn my life over to Christ that everything is ok, rather than everything will be ok. I kinda figure if I’m nice enough to give myself to God, then God ought to reward me by giving me all I want in life.
Actually, the more I’m in this journey of faith the more I realize that believing in Jesus as my Savior, the Messiah of the world, can actually make life more challenging. I don’t get to live for myself, but for God and others. I don’t put myself first; I put Jesus first. I don’t get to make decisions that will make my life easier and at the same time make someone else’s life more challenging.
But, the best part of the Good News….
It’s worth it. It’s worth it to love God like God loves me, self-lessly, not selfishly. And knowing that… makes everything possible, just maybe not so easy.
But each day I recommit myself to following Jesus as he leads me to God.
Peace in our journeys,
Pastor Steve Melde