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Pastor's Thoughts - March 2021

March 2021

A Thought from Pastor Bryson,

Recently, my wife and I traveled to another city for the homegoing services of a friend. I was also asked to participate in the service. Because of a somewhat busy schedule, we decided to fly rather than drive and just rent a car when we arrived at our destination.

Thankfully, the Lord got us there safely. Once we rented the car, I was going to access the map on my phone to drive to the hotel. Guess what, for whatever reason I could not access the map on the phone. It was getting late, and it was dark. As a backup I had printed directions to the hotel before I left the house. But it would be challenging trying to read and drive at the same time.

Then it dawned on me, my phone also has “Siri” activated. I simply said, “Hey Siri, give me directions to…”. Siri responded and gave me detailed driving instructions, telling me where to turn and when to turn. Siri and I became good friends as I used Siri to get around during my stay in a city I was not familiar with.

When we returned home, I reflected over our experience and how the app Siri proved to be so helpful. It dawned on me that so many of us struggle through life failing to take advantage of all the help God has made available to us. Speaking into the phone, I simply said, “Hey Siri.” Help was provided immediately.

God has provided us with specific aid to help us maneuver our way through the challenges of life. All we need to do is access the help He has made available to us. For example:

· We have His word, the Bible. But we must open it and read it diligently…

· We have His indwelling Holy Spirit. But we must learn to be still and listen, sense His guiding presence…

· We have prayer. But we must be willing to talk to God regularly and also “listen” to God speak to us…

As I found joy in relating to an app called Siri, imagine the joy that could be ours in relating to the ever living, ALL POWERFULL GOD. Remember the words of Jesus in John 10:10, “I am come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.”

The challenges of life are real. But so is the help that our loving God gives to us every day, if only we would avail ourselves to all God offers us.


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