September, 2018

“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth”

Colossians 3:2

Can you believe what it says at the top of this newsletter? That is not a typo or mistake it  truly reads September! This past week I have found myself wondering how in the world is it already  September. Summer just started yesterday, didn’t it? Now I don’t have any complaints because I have enjoyed my summer. Time spent with family and friends enjoying a beautiful Michigan summer, and also the time spent worshiping and having fellowship with my church family. I think that is where my disappointment comes from, I want more of that time. I don’t want what I have enjoyed so much to come to an end.

As I found myself in this place of not wanting things to change I read the words from Paul to the Colossian church that are written above. Those words served to remind me that when we focus our attention and energy on the things of this world we are inevitably going to be disappointed. Whether it is disappointment with the changing seasons, with a friend or family member, maybe even with the church, at one point or another we will find ourselves   disappointed. However, if we focus, “on the things that are above,” if we focus on God and direct our energies and efforts toward Him to serve, and worship, and pray we will find the one thing that never changes, God’s love for us.

I hope that in this season of change you can set aside time to be with the one who does not change. Set time aside to serve, to worship, and to pray. Because for all the change that will surely be taking place around us in the coming days there is a comfort to be found in the one who remains faithful, the one who remains unchanged, the one who loves us through all the seasons of our lives. I pray we can all find time to experience that  presence.

God Bless,

Pastor Devin

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