Each week, you will find brief insights on this blog page into Pastor Rodney's upcoming Sunday message. After each Sunday service, visit this blog again to view the same post, updated with a video of our worship time.
Mar12SunMarch 12, 2023
Life can be stressful at times. Life sometimes feels likes its beating us down for a variety of reasons. Our life gets so busy at times that it seems impossible to take care of our “to do” list. We can get so busy that we become a slave to our “busyness.” This busyness may not be in of itself bad. It might be work, taking care of your health, taking care of your grandchildren, pursuing your hobby or passion but in the meantime we forget or leave out what Jesus says is the “one thing needed.” What is that one thing? - our personal relationship with Jesus - it is the one thing that often gets neglected on a regular basis. Quite often in all of our busyness, we ignore the Lord - the One who called us in the first place. Called us into a relationship with Him that would not only change our eternal destiny but change how we approach each day. Do you approach each day by spending time with Jesus via His word and prayer? Do you go to His word throughout the day to help you navigate the day? Are you cultivating your relationship with Jesus or find yourself too busy. If you find yourself too busy then you are leaving out the most important - the one thing needed. Jesus points this out in Luke chapter 10 verses 38 thru 42 in His account with Martha and Mary. Both Christ followers, but one had become so exceptionally busy that she forgot what was the most important - her time with Jesus. We can become so busy that we leave our first love (that initial calling of Jesus into a relationship with Him). Jesus warned of this in Revelation chapter 2, “I know your works, your labor…have labored for My name’s sake…nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.” Jesus goes on to say “repent and do the first works.”
It has been well said “Your life is your story. Write well, edit often.” Some of us need to edit Jesus back into our daily lives. Christine Miller wrote, “at any given moment you have the power to say: this is not how the story is going to end!”
I don’t what my story to end without Jesus - how about you?!