- "A Musing Pastor"
The top three most important factors in planning a new business, seeking a new home, starting a new church, or any other connection sensitive venture is Location! Location! Location!
Since arriving to our home and nine months having passed, the houseplants are thriving on the ledge near the spacious windows. Morning and afternoon sunshine cascades through the glass and creates a mini greenhouse. It goes without saying that more warm sun on houseplants requires us to water them more often. All the increased factors of sunshine, water, and warmth are dependent upon location. We could have placed these plants in our boiler room where no windows exist and I'm confident we would not have plants. R.I.P.
You and I are connection sensitive too. We need to be near the Son (James 4:8) and receive living water (John 4:10). It really is all about location. Midway through Lent, where are you in relation to God? Are you mired in a dark room and is life draining away? Connecting or reconnecting to the Lord is crucial for your spiritual and emotional well-being. Seek light today. Even if you have little strength or energy, cry out, drag yourself, crawl, or limp toward Jesus Christ. His healing is a moment away. Allow Jesus to restore you to the created beauty God has made you to be. Your restoration will require copious amounts of 'living water' and fellowship with other sisters and brothers who love Jesus.
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or
spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is
how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he
not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What
shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly
Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these
things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry
about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:28-34, NIV)
Find your way to the window of God's glory and bask in His lifesource. Connect with a strong church that promotes God's grace and redemption. If you are reading this and live near Lewistown, I invite you to drop in at First United Methodist church on Third street. Let warm healing of the Son awaken your drowsy spirit and bring you new life. Thrive!