Preparing our Hearts, Remembering our Lord

Have you ever been STRESSED OUT?  Maybe I should rephrase, are you STRESSED OUT?  Stress is something that we all have…way too much.  I like what Winston Churchill said about stress, “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” I find that it is very seldom the big things that stress me out.  I have never worried for any length of time about whether our house will catch on fire or if I will get caught in a hurricane or if my tire will blow on I-70 (now that I mention it, I probably should check my tires).

Do you want to know what gets to me?  The little things: a pile of bills, a list of small tasks, a dirty car, a mind that is working to remember all the things I haven’t written down, etc. etc.

This may be a stretch, but imagine the feeling that you have when you get a whole bunch of little details done and somehow hit delete in your brain and you feel totally liberated from the to do list.

In a unique way this is what we are going to do on Sunday when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper.  We have planned the service for you to have time to reflect on your own spirituality during the past weeks.  There will be time to read Scripture, sing, listen, pray and then remember the fact that Jesus allowed His body to be broken and His blood to be shed.

Often we fail to find or make time to really focus in on our own spiritual life.  This is one reason why God has commanded us to partake in the Lord’s Supper…to remember Him.  There are so many times in our hectic lives that we fail to remember Him and each time is another mark on the list.  The Lord’s Supper provides an opportunity for Him to erase all the times we forgot God in our daily lives and then remember Him together as a church family.

If you are reading this and are not sure about the Lord’s Supper, you do not have to participate.  In fact, it is much better not to participate than to participate unprepared.  There are several great passages that you can read to prepare for the service.  I suggest reading Matthew 26:17-30 as well as 1 Corinthians 11:23-34.

I hope you have a “New Life” day….the way life is meant to be!!!

Troy

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