From The Pastor

From The Pastor

 

Dear Church Family,

 

As we roll into May two things enter my mind, the National Day of Prayer and Mother’s Day. The thoughts I have on these two days center on the theme of “compromise.”

 

In May, on the first Thursday, we observe the National Day of Prayer. God’s people and our nation seek God’s face on behalf of individuals, families, His church, our society and our government. From my viewpoint, we have compromised the foundational principles, the Judeo-Christian tenants on which our lives and nation were established.

 

Compromise is one of the greatest dangers confronting a person, a church, as well as a country. In Psalm 11:3, the Bible says, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Here David reminds us in this Psalm that when we forsake the foundational principles on which we stand, things begin to crumble around us. And at that point we must return and place our trust in the Lord, who can and will deliver us. Compromise wants you to drop your guard, lower your standard until your integrity is impaired, your character is endangered and destroyed. Compromise is middle ground. Standing for nothing and falling for everything.

 

When I think of Godly women and mothers, compromise is never in the thinking. There is no lowering the standard, half-hearted work, or doing things just to get by. I have seen firsthand and by personal experience the devotion, labor of love and never-ending giving of mothers. My personal examples are my grandmothers, my mother, my mother-in-law, my wife Terri and now in my daughters Jill and Jami,

 

From my life experiences I have witnessed something divine, something of God that has been passed down from one generation to the next. And that’s women who have not compromised the things of God and His Word. I’m not suggesting perfection, but hearts and lives that desire to please God and honor Him through their living. I have seen this from my mother and her mother, from Terri’s mother and her, and now from Terri and our daughters Jill and Jami.

 

There is something beautiful and everlasting about being a mother, I believe by God’s design. I have received much joy and blessing watching Jami and Micah (our grandson) connect and love each other. I treasure the words and tender thoughts that our daughter Jill speaks about Houston (who’s delivery date is July 12th). Our girls are and will be good mothers. Why? They had and have a great mom who doesn’t compromise, who didn’t lower the standard, who didn’t give up on them, who goes the extra mile.

 

I am grateful for the many Godly women and mothers who will not and have not given in to the things of this world, but are holding fast to the foundational truths of God’s Word.

 

Proverbs 31:28, 30 – “Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also…charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

Pastor Kirk

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