Now What?

by Nancy Adsem

LECTIONARY REFLECTION |PSALM 30

Wow.  What a week.  Anxiety, discomfort, conflict, anger, sadness, tears, stress, talking – loudly, trying to listen, trying to make sense of all of it, pleading for guidance, pleading for God’s help. And a decision had to be made.  Period.

And now what…  How was your Monday? What’s today looking like? Any plans for the 4th? Going to Pastor’s birthday celebration tomorrow night? Each day is a gift to live – to the fullest for God’s glory. What does that look like on the heels of “the decision”?

I didn’t hear Jeremy’s sermon since I was teaching Sunday School. But after service someone reflected on how I tend to weave Sunday School messages into other “pieces” of life at MainStreet, so I thought, why not do so here as well! Let’s get basic.  The older kids are in a series where we answer big questions about God, and how we can we show LOVE and RESPECT to GOD.  Sunday’s lesson was that listening to God’s word shows God we love and respect him.  We learned that we had to have a soft heart – good soil – so when we tuck God’s word into our heart, it will grow into Christ-like thinking and actions – the fruits of the Spirit.  

Let’s get basic and focus on God’s word in this week’s scripture (and not on social media).  Pray for a soft heart before digging into the word this week.  Then turn to Psalm 30.  This week look up and plead for deliverance – which is what David was doing in Psalm 30.

 “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.  O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever” (Psalm 30:11-12).

We have joy in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.  Everyday.  Let Psalm 30 be your focus today – that a tough week of earthly decisions is nothing compared to the joy of knowing Jesus Christ. Amen.

Here is President John Wenrich’s update Jeremy shared yesterday giving some context for the difficult decision made at this year’s Annual Meeting. 

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