2021 April 18

Pastor Lott had another great sermon on beginning again. I really hope that she has plans beyond goods sermons. I pray that we become doers and not hearers only.

I kind of touched on that this morning on Sunday school. I asked how many had come to Cross Tracks Church from another church. All of us! Every one of us joined this church after leaving another church. So, while we enlarged the roll call of this congregation, there was no net gain to the kingdom old God. That’s not the best way to grow a church.

We stopped at Wendy’s for lunch because the only thing I could’ve think of for a quick lunch was chipped beef on toast, also known as s.o.s.

We were low on bread so I started some this afternoon. It finished baking around 8 p.m. Once it was sufficiently cooled, I sealed it for freshness. It was tough to not cut into it and slather it with butter and chow down on it.

Scripture Reading:  2 Corinthians 5:6-9

6. So we are always confident. We know that as long as we are living in these bodies, we are living away from the Lord. 7. Indeed, our lives are guided by faith, not by sight. 8. We are confident and prefer to live away from this body and to live with the Lord. 9. Whether we live in the body or move out of it, our goal is to be pleasing to him.

Think: Paul longed for the day when he no longer needed faith. As faithful a Paul was, he longed for that day when he had the assurance of sight. He wanted to be present with the Lord in a more complete way. But he also reminds us that no matter if present with the Lord or not, we are to live a life pleasing to him.

Pray: Dear Lord, I also long to live with you in glory. Until that day, increase my faith, patience, and love so that I may hear you say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Amen.

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