The Messenger

Our Weekly Bulletin

March 22, 2023
Volume XXXXIII –Number 11

Do you use a calendar? When I was in college, I was taught the importance of keeping a day timer journal every day to manage my time more wisely. Maybe you still are like many in previous generations, and you still use that coveted printed one (mountains scenes or birds) that hangs on the refrigerator that you hand write everything of importance, or you are like the masses today and you use some kind of electronic device to keep your calendar. Regardless of which form of a calendar you use, we see the importance of marking out time in our schedule as not to miss important events. Have you done that with church activities? Is every Sunday and Wednesday marked with “attend church”, even if on vacation as to make sure we don’t schedule something of less importance during that time that would create a conflict within us in deciding what we are going to do.

There are many important events that we should put on our calendars such as birthdays, anniversaries, kids’ school events, ball games, etc. None of those events/dates are more important than the ones that deal with our faithfulness to the Lord. As His children, living to seek first the kingdom of God, our schedules should reflect our commitment to Him and to His Church. We fill our lives with so many things. I certainly am not saying that is a bad thing, but when we fill our schedules with so many things that it gets in the way of our faithfulness in attending worship and other church activities, then our schedule and our priorities need to be adjusted. I once had a conversation with a member who was telling me about their upcoming vacation with excitement and how they had planned every detail of the trip for every day. I asked, “Where are you going to attend worship?” the response is probably no different than many, “I haven’t thought about that”. You see any thing wrong there? Maybe you would answer as one member told me, “I’m on vacation and the Lord will understand if I miss worship”, will He really? Yes, calendars are important to keeping up with important dates and to help us manage our schedules in such a way to utilize our time wisely. Does your schedule reflect your faithfulness to God? Is there time marked on your calendar for God that nothing else is going to interfere with your “Seeking First the kingdom of God” ? “But if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 God Bless -Todd

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