Howdy Baysiders! Happy June! Hope you all are getting plenty of sunshine and fun in this season.
Pastor confession: I hate waiting. I admit I am not the best at waiting and wish I had some time flux capacitor to speed up the boring waiting moments in life. But I can’t be the only one who has a problem with waiting, right? Some are better than others in waiting patiently but no one gets excited for waiting; I’m still waiting for the cool waiting club to open up. Let’s all be honest, no one likes to wait, and our society doesn’t help us on being patient. Everything is fast pace and designed to speed up any process. That’s why there are microwaves, fast food, Fastrack, Wi-Fi, on demand television; we live in a get it now world. And here lies the problem, that’s not how God works; God works in the waiting, uses the waiting for his greater purposes. To receive the best from God you are going to have to learn to wait—and I mean a quiet trusting confidence kind of wait; not a quarreling whining fretful kind of wait—that’s called impatience. It doesn’t help if you are fidgeting and doubting God. True patience is a silence hope in God’s faithfulness. The Bible says, “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord,” (Psalm 27:14).
Do you believe in God’s goodness? Do you trust that God knows what he is doing? With God’s power and strength, you can get through the wait. It takes bravery to trust God, and not depend or listen to yourself and others, courage is needed to close your eyes and open your heart and believe in God’s promises. It takes great faith to wait on God, but how great the reward is! As I once heard, “patience is bitter, but it’s fruit is sweet.” May we confess our impatience and cling to God’s faithfulness for in doing so we will find the hope, love and joy we desire in our waiting.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and dad-like role models! Your work, love and support is appreciated and may the good Lord bless you extra special today. This coming Sunday, June 21st, is Father’s Day and there will be a special sermon for this occasion so tune into our YouTube channel and invite others to watch. Our next month’s Prayer Night will be on July 10th at 7pm on Webex. Please join us for this wonderful spiritual moment of praying for our church, nation and world. Lastly a Covid-19 church update, as of now we will be remaining closed for public gathering on Sunday and continuing with online church via YouTube and Webex. My prayer is that, depending on the decrease of new virus cases and curve dwindling in our area, we will wisely and slowly take steps on reopening the church for late July. But again, if our current climate of the virus hasn’t made significant change and a new wave hits our area then we will resume our online church services. Please keep this all in prayer and for God’s will to be done for our country and church.
Grace and peace ?:^)