This is tomorrow's e-letter today. Proverbs 17:22 "A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones." A merry heart and a broken spirit both point to how we feel on the inside. How we feel in our heart and our spirit will have an outside effect on those that are around us but the biggest effect will be internal. If you have a headache you can be grumpy with others but the greatest one who is being hurt is you. The internal headache may drive others away from you leaving you hurting and alone. On the other hand a merry heart works like a medicine on the inside to help you feel better about yourself and causes you to treat others better also. Have you ever laughed and said, "I haven't laughed like that in years." The Holy Spirit has given us the book of Proverbs (Wisdom) to help us live a more abundant life. Find something clean and funny to laugh about for a Godly merry heart lives inside a happy, hopeful, wonderful person.
We had a great outdoor service last Sunday night. Pastor Mark shared a great message and we even had ice cream at the end.
This Sunday is ....get ready, get ready, get ready... It's Family Sunday! We start @10:15 with food and fellowship followed by the morning service. I will be sharing, 'Are You Ready To Run?' We all are running somewhere for something but are we all running in such a way that pleases the Lord? The reward is not only the prize that we receive but it's the love, joy, and peace that we receive from reaching the prize in a Godly fashion. Have you ever worked hard to receive something but it didn't give you any love, joy, and peace? It may not be the fault of the prize but the fault of how we ran to obtain the prize. There is a right way to run.
Continue to pray for all those in need. Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice