From Your Pastor's Heart - February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022, 9:00 PM

Good Morning Family!

     February into March is usually a very busy time in the life of our church and this year is no exception. It can be a busy time for our personal duties as well. And the reality is that for many of us, our personal and church family schedules intertwine and become one in the same. I just want to say one thing about that…be careful.

     Carefully watch your appointment book. Do your best to not start into too many things at once. Yes, I understand “crunch time” and all of that. I like to excuse myself at times for overbooking and say, “I work better under pressure.” You and I both know that statement is usually an excuse for overdoing and over-extending ourselves.

     The older I get, the more I realize that every moment is a gift. That can sound like a cliché, but it is true no matter your age or stage in life with your family. Yes, some of those moments are “pressure cookers” when we are challenged beyond what we think we can or even want to attempt to endure. Those are the times when we have to lock arms with friends and family closest to us and hang in there and allow others to come alongside us until a time of refreshing comes.

     But other times with a friend or a loved one can so refresh us, those rare moments where time seems to slow down and we are able to enjoy companionship, a moment of sharing feelings or a struggle in which we find ourself, or simply small talk or a hug that lasts for just a few moments longer and is a little tighter than a normal hello or goodbye hug. That can really make someone’s day. The thing is that we never know when our loved one or friend may just need that extra moment of connection when they are in a tight place. You might try it sometime; you could be surprised at someone telling you how much they needed that personal embrace right at that moment.

     As always, my prayer is that we would all, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15

Your Shepherd of the Hills,

Bro. Steven

Dr. Steven Gann



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