my wife got up and decided she wanted to go help with the 4th Sunday
morning Brotherhood breakfast that started at 730 am. Of-course, I wanted no part of that. That means I would be getting the kids ready,
which she helped before she left, and I would finish getting the kids ready and
ensure we are there at 830 am for breakfast.
have an almost four year-old, December 18, and a six year-old. Anyway, I finished getting myself and the
kids ready and show up to Church with the girls for brotherhood breakfast and
Sunday morning devotion.
we got there, there was pancakes being grilled outside on the grill, bacon,
eggs, the works. It was very good.
had worked on my Sunday school lesson the day prior and was proud of myself for
studying the lesson and filling out the answers. I even blogged about it here on my
website. Well, our Sunday school teacher
couldn’t make it to Sunday school and his fill-in found out about taking his
place the day before, since my wife knew I had studied the lesson, she made
sure to tell “Pistol” that I had studied it, basically, volunteering me for the
job. Pistol said he had heard that I did
my homework and asked if I wanted to lead the Sunday school this morning,
Sunday school is in two hours. But, who am I to say no to God (“Pistol” is not
God, but we are in God’s house. Who am I
to say no in God’s house?)
I like to be challenged. I don’t really
like being in front of people, but I like to try to overcome my fears and I
accepted the chance to present the material.
next up was a beautiful devotion from one of our beloved Church members that
was another blessing to listen to her speak.
It was a touching devotion about making sure we have our body armor on
to fend off the devil while we are searching for a Pastor. She reminded us, her Son is in the ROTC (Reserve
Officer Training Corps) program and she went to pick him up from training and
she noticed how everyone had a battle buddy, reminding each other not to forget
their back pack, or luggage or whatever and they were genuinely concerned for
each other and their well-being, just like our Church is checking on each
other, praying for each other, praying for the Pul-pit Committee and for our
Church in this time without a “Shepherd”, her words were inspiring and a
blessing and we haven’t even had Sunday School yet.
was an honor to go over the material with the Sunday school and I felt good
that I was helping out any way I could in Church. There was a lot of class participation. It turned out to be a blessing to help out. I guess that’s what happens when you show up
to Church early for breakfast.
our Church service we had a visiting preacher come to share his sermon with us
and it turned out to be a wonderful message, one that the Lord put on his heart
and I am sure that we all needed to hear about Paul being “all in” when he went
to deliver his sermon in Colossian. The
preacher said Paul really had nothing to lose in Colossians. He surely wasn’t afraid to die, because he
knew he would go to heaven to be with the Lord anyway. And he was asking if we are “all in” for
Jesus? It was another beautiful message
and another blessing and it’s not even 12:30 pm now.
Next, since it’s the fourth Sunday, we have youth night at Holly Springs Homestead scheduled and I am helping with security, making sure vehicles are parked in the parking lots.
was a crowd of about 180 that showed up, there were games to play at the
Homestead from Frisbee toss to corn hole and a corn maze for the youth to
traverse. There was hamburgers, chicken
sandwiches, and even hobo soup. After,
the kids were fed (eating again, we’re Baptists, what can I say, we like to
eat), we sang songs and had a message for the youth. We even had one soul saved and planted seeds
in many more. Again, another blessing. The day was filled with blessings. I was exhausted at the end of the day, but I
slept great. Who am I to say to say no
to helping the Church and serving God?
Are you All In for Jesus?