A September to Remember
Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Summer is finally melting down. Fall is fast approaching. School has begun. Football is back! My, how we love football,along with sports in general.
Here is a thought: let's try to talk about the Lord as often as we talk about football. Let's try to talk about the Bible, Sunday School, and church with the same enthusiasm that we use to discuss our favorite team's season, roster, and stats.
Get up off the couch and go to some games. Cheer on our kids in the sports they are involved in-players, cheerleaders, coaches, etc. Cheer on your family, church and friends in the faith as well. You will have lots of laughing, loads of fun and we will be lifted up in the Spirit of the Lord together. If we were to begin to do so, we would make much progress in growing our personal faith and in building the church. We would bring others closer to the Lord, encouraging many in the faith.
It's important to have goals. One of our goals as Christians should be to praise the Lord at all times, in all places. Then our walk of faith is more likely to prosper and carry us forward, closer to the throne of God. Our praise and good cheer will also bring us closer to one another and make our fellowship more desirable to each other and to those outside our church, family and social circles.
This September, as we cheer others on to win, let's try to make some "touchdowns for Jesus" ourselves, by touching other's lives with a passionate, lively genuine faith and witness. Show the world that we have SPIRIT! "The Spirit gives life." (2 Corinthians 3:6.)
Yours in Christ
Rev. Jim Meadows
Serving God and God's People Since 1835