Monday, June 2, 2014

Pastor's Ponderings, June 2, 2014

A New Beginning

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, I heard from my doctor’s office that once again that there was no evidence of prostate cancer in my body.  God has truly blessed!  He has given me more time to work His works and to allow His purpose, plans, and priorities to direct my life. This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24).

Now it is truly time for reflection, repositioning, and restarting the first days of the rest of my life (Ecclesiastes 12:13). This is important because if we never make that decision to reevaluate our walk, we may continue in worthless and useless endeavors that may give us a sense of a false sense of fulfillment (Proverbs 16:25, Psalms 146:4).

King David knew what was important.  After he sinned with Bathsheba, he really wanted to get close to God.  He understood that although man might approve of his actions, God was not pleased and he wanted more than anything to restore a right relationship with God (Psalm 51:9-11).

This week, let us reevaluate our relationship with God and ask Him to blot out anything, great or small, which separates us from Him.  Let us allow Him to be most important in our life.

For this week’s and prior entries, please comment below and share how you have reevaluated your life with Christ.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
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13 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
 for this is the duty of all mankind.

Proverbs 16:25
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25 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

Psalm 146:4
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4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; 
on that very day their plans come to nothing.

Psalm 51:9-11
New International Version (NIV)
Hide your face from my sins 
and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, 
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
 or take your Holy Spirit from me.

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