Pastor Linda Settles
Resting on the Edge
Have you heard the story of the little boy who fell out of the bed? When his mother asked him what happened he said, “I guess I stayed too close to where I got in.” There’s an important lesson tucked into that funny little story. As Christians it’s easy to stay on the edge, stay where we got in and never move. Never grow. Resting on the edge of faith.
Think about your faith. Have you progressed any since you first “got in,” since you first started believing in Jesus? Has your prayer life changed, or your time spent in the Bible? What about your time serving, or giving, or your conversations with others? Has anything changed? Or are you still at the starting point, teetering on the edge?
“So come on, let’s leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ. The basic foundational truths are in place: turning your back on ‘salvation by self-help’ and turning in trust toward God; baptismal instructions; laying on of hands; resurrection of the dead; eternal judgment. God helping us, we’ll stay true to all that.
But there’s so much more. Let’s get on with it!”
Hebrews 6:1-3 MSG
What about it, church? Are you ready to “get on with it?” There’s a grand and glorious world full of God’s abundance waiting on us! If you’re not experiencing true joy and the kind of peace that you just can’t explain, you may be resting too close to the edge. Perhaps you need to make a move!
Move towards more prayer, more fellowship with others, more Bible reading, more Jesus. Someone once said, “Everybody needs a little Jesus.” And that’s true, but I want more of Jesus, more of His grace, more love, more mercy, more, more, more! I want my cup to be so overflowed that I’m drinking from the saucer. So…let’s get on with it!
Join us this Sunday as we talk about living wholeheartedly in Christ. Oh, and coffee! If the power doesn’t go out AGAIN, the Keurig will be available at 9:45, or feel free to bring your own. To register for worship, you can sign up at: https://rsvp.church/r/gVufUAP4 . You can also join us online at 10:00am. For online worship go to www.umcgt.org.
Remember, for those who are fully vaccinated, masks are not required inside or out. Those who are not fully vaccinated, and children who are not vaccinated, should continue to wear masks. Our ultimate goal is to do no harm, so if you are not feeling well, we are trusting that you will worship with us online.