Pastors Garage

Pastor Mike’s Garage Jan 26/2023

As I sit in my office looking out the window to what basically amounts to a complete white out, it is easy to be tempted to feel unmotivated and give up on accomplishing at least some the the tasks I need to do today! It always amazes me how little it take to deplete my motivation and energy levels. Snow, wind, heat, rain, basically weather all seem to deter me!

I have been meeting with a group of guys for a men’s study since before Christmas about a hour away on Thursday evenings. Co-incidentally the weather has been sub par to say the least every time I try and go. This morning I was scheduled to meet up with another group of people for their morning coffee time at 8AM as a ministry opportunity, and magically when I was trying to leave the house at 7:30 Ben was being totally non-compliant, thus stressing Bre out. On Tues morning I was in a hurry to get to the church because I had a fair bit to accomplish that morning. I decided to swing by the car wash and low and behold someone left the door open during the night causing some stuff to freeze. I remember growing up when we had cows, how it was always a bit suspicious in nature how they didn’t seem to get out of the fence much unless we were on our way to church! You ever notice that many, if not most, times when you plan on doing something, especially of a spiritual nature, there is some form of distraction or opposition? It’s almost like there is some kind of spiritual enemy out their that orchestrates events to try and deter us from getting to know God better, or gathering, or serving! Are you feeling like there is some opposition trying to deter you from taking part in things that you know would benefit you spiritually? I would encourage you to push through those obstacles, resolve to let nothing discourage you from what you know you should prioritize or take part in!

I mentioned earlier that this week members from all the church’s in town are meeting at lunch time at the Presbyterian church for soup and a short service to observe the week of prayer for Christian unity. I totally forgot about it on Monday, but have been there every day since. It has been really good! It’s is encouraging to meet with like minded believers within our community and celebrate our common goals over a bowl of soup! I realize the weather is less than ideal out there right now! I realize you probably have a lot going on today, or a lot on your mind. Could I encourage you to push through the distractions and join us at the two remaining meetings?

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have itmore abundantly.” John 10:10

Pastor Mike