Today is my day off. I am evaluating and potentially starting a major plumbing project at my house. My house was built in the 50’s and has many of the original amenities – like galvanized plumbing, plaster walls, and old school electric wiring. When you have a house, unless you are financially able, it is very hard to make all the changes needed to a house at one time. Most have to better their house one project at a time.
What parts do I need? How much new pipe do I need? Is this something I can do or do I need help? I want to plan this out as much as possible. I don’t want to overspend buying too many supplies. I don’t want to get to a place of no return. And I definately don’t want to make 15 trips to Lowes! I’m not in an emergency situation, so that is good. I just don’t want to dive into something too quickly. This will prevent disaster and potentially bad sermon illustrations:)
This process has many spiritual applications. As an individual, how can we better ourselves spiritually? What aspects in our life need to be removed…changed…or improved upon to help us grow closer to God?
What about the church? There are always physical needs for the church, but what about spiritual changes? Activities like discipleship, worship, and missions are areas that the church always needs to evaluate. It is a process…a project. And with new construction, it takes time to complete the job.
Maybe, I will get this job done this week? Hopefully this job won’t lead to more jobs:)
OBC volunteer of the week: Margie Littrell. This awesome lady has spent hours cutting out supplies for promotion Sunday for the children’s department. She has also spent time filing materials for future lessons for the children’s ministry. The time that she has spent is such a blessing. Like I preached yesterday about Acts 6, the apostles said to the men, if you take care of the widows, we can take care of preaching and teaching. With Margie serving this way, she is allowing the teachers to focus on teaching. We are all part of the body of Christ. Which part are you? Thank you, Margie for all the time you have given to serve the church!
…until the next step…