Midweek Message, September 19, 2018


So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV

You know, cell phones that vibrate on silent mode are not really that silent at all. I say this because it happened in a church meeting not long ago, a cell phone buzzing away on the table in front of me. And then the caller left a voicemail. I am sure of it. I’ll admit it. I am unusually easily distracted and was torn from listening to the chairperson’s report and all my attention was on the cell phone. I thought it was humorous, until I recognized how those little bings and buzzes coming regularly from MY phone distract me even more. “Bing!” A “follow” on social media – I click. And click. And click. No more new news, no more new emails, I’m all caught up. A small, five-minute distraction…or was it fifteen? How much time have I spent with the Lord today? So, I ask, what gets our focus? “What is seen (or heard)” or “the invisible God” as referred to in Col. 1:15? Scriptures teach, “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in mortals.” (Psalm 118:8) so let us seek God’s counsel above all and let the silly things the world has to offer fall to the wayside. Lord, help us to avoid the worldly pitfalls that distract us from our faith, and embolden us to daily find intimacy with You. Cliff   CHURCH NEWS: Wednesday Dinner and Study have begun. Sign up now! Women’s Bible Study each Thursday at 10:00. Call June for details. The Pumpkin Patch is coming! Can you help?

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