Hello friends and family, and Happy Saturday. I hope everyone had a wonderful day as I did. Please feel free to share with me how yours went. Why should I be the one to just go on and on?
This morning at my church, the speaker for today’s sermon was Elder Steve Evans. Every now and then I am guilty of drifting during a sermon if it’s long, but this is one message that I was wide awake for. On the way to church I asked God that I would take something from the message, and I certainly did. The topic was real love and how there are barriers to it. Everyone one one of us needs and desires love in our lives, even the lonely introvert who prefers not to be socialable. We need people to care about us. Elder Evans explained that there were four barriers to real love. But for today he only covered two barriers. I assume and hope that he’ll cover the other two come his next time to preach.
The first barrier to real love is the fall of perfection. Since the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden, no human being, with the exception of Christ, has been perfect and without flaw. The key to this barrier is salvation. Ultimately God is the only one who can save us from our ruined state.
Elder Evans continued with the second barrier, which is Unique Humans. Everybody has a different personality. Some of us are introverts. Some of us are extroverts. Some of us are optimists, while others are pessimists. The key to this barrier is understanding. Understand that not everybody is like you. Be able to see things from others points of views, if not any type of relationship you have will crumble.
After church, a couple of us went to Rotary Park to go on a nice Sabbath walk. If you’re ever bored after church and are looking for something to do before sunset, a nice walk beholding God’s wonders is a good suggestion. On the walk I helped make sure a little girl didn’t hurt herself as we walked through the slippery, fish filled creek. Call it Daddy practice. Nobody got hurt, but I got my shoes and socks wet in the stream. Would I make a good parent- I don’t know. I’m still no rush to find out.
Before we turned back around towards the cars, we all sat down for a little lesson time. Ezequiel asked the group what we could all learn from the small fish in the creek. Particularly, one fish one of us plopped from the street for a few minutes
Just like a fish out of water would eventually loose its life, we as humans would surely die with God’s word. Call it overreaching if you want, but even if you aren’t dying physically(yet), you could be dying mentally and spiritually with God’s word.
“So he humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.”– Deuteronomy 8:3 NKJV
Last night was the last night of our seminar series. Prior to the series I expressed my concern about the numbers in attendance, seeing how church isn’t exactly the most popular thing nowadays. I guess in the end it doesn’t matter how many people get the message, just as long as someone gets the message. Last evening an nice, older couple who had been Christians in a different religious denomination for tears decided to expand their knowledge and faith by coming into the Seventh Day Adventist Church. I pray they can continue to learn and accept God’s love even further. I pray I can as well. I don’t feel as if I know it all, and I’ve been a Christian all my life.
In between the two sermons of the seminars I was blessed once again to sing with my brothers and sister J-rose, David S., and Ezequiel. Singing solo is cool, but every now and then I like to sing in Christ with others. Our song choice was one of my favorites- It Is Well With My Soul. Click Here to view the video.
Thank you for reading and have a good night.