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Just not feeling it today
May 5, 2017, 8:42 AM

Church Family,

I wish I could say that I'm writing as one that has been filled with the Spirit this morning. I wish I could say that everything was perfect. I wish the words would just roll off my tongue(fingers?), but I don't feel like any of those things is true right now. In fact, life often is a mess. Today in my time with God I read James 5:7-8 Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

2 things: 1) We should live for the coming of the Lord. Whether that is at our death or at the 2nd coming of Christ.

2) I've never farmed, but can you name a harder life? It is filled with Faith, if I plant this, then I trust that God will grow it. I trust that God will send rain and provide sunlight. Some of you know the pain and difficultly. We all know the pain of living in this world. We know our hurt and our pain. The pains that no medicine can touch and no amount of scrubbing can remove.

So what do we do? Do we quit? Do we give up? No, we look for the coming of the Lord. We see what is there but hasn't been revealed yet. Church don't give up. Your limp, like Jacob's limp, is a testimony of God's goodness. It is reminder that Jesus is coming and that the promises of God are greater than the pains of today.

Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 

James 5:11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

Love, Serve, Go!

Brian Winburn


05-06-2017 at 4:25 PM
April crenshaw
Nice message
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