We have been working hard for the past 3 days at sprucing up our building and storage areas. We have had several people come and work many hours. They have painted, constructed, put drywall up, put LED lights up in the kitchen and dining area, painted, cleaned out, reorganized, put lighting in the upper Family Life Center, painted, prepared meals, prepared to paint, put scaffolding together, cleaned… Did I mention that we have been painting? Our children and teens worked hard on different projects outside from mulching to raking to picking up sticks to carrying different items to the dumpster. Things are really looking good and coming together. Let me mention that if you have time today or tomorrow to come and paint, we will not turn you away. We have to be done with the Family Life Center before Friday at 4pm so we can transition it over for our Easterrific event happening on Saturday. Call the church office and let us know if you plan on coming and if you will be joining us for supper or lunch. We need as many as we can as we finish these areas up.
As we have been renovating, I can’t help but think of the continual renovation that goes into our lives as we grow in our faith. Psalm 90:1-17 is a good passage to read and be reminded to number our days and seek for the wisdom of God. As we number our days we quickly realize how fast they go by and how we are to be intentional with the things we get involved in. I want to live my life on point and be intentional at everything I do. As I work to revamp, I want to work as to the Lord.
Let me encourage you to take a spiritual inventory. Sit down and take a serious look at what you are doing to grow in your relationship with Christ. Ask questions like: Am I more spiritually mature than I was a year ago? What contributed to that? Do I love more like Jesus today than I did yesterday? When facing conflicts, do I run or do I work to resolve? If I am married, do I love and serve my spouse more today than yesterday? What is the priority of my heart?
In Proverbs 24:3 it says, “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established.” Seek to understand before you are understood today.
May God bless you as you seek to grow in your relationship with the Lord today. If you want to have a place to ponder and work with your hands, join us in the Family Life Center.
Joy in Jesus!
Rev. Mike McClurg
Senior Pastor, Findlay First Church of the Nazarene