A Moment With Pastor Karen
Have you ever noticed how often change occurs? Although school begins in the fall, there is usually a grade level change which entails new responsibilities, course work, opportunities, etc. Even worship has nuances of change each week – scripture, music, deacons, elders, etc.
Just when you get used to your stove (okay, it may be 20 years old), it’s time to replace it with another that has different functions . . . change. Your vehicle has been humming along
beautifully (for the past 25 years) and now a decision needs to be made as to whether or not to replace it because of a major mechanical breakdown . . . change. Your hard water is creating
issues throughout your home; do you need to buy a water softener . . .? Yet another change!
Let me ask you, why do you resist change? Is there anything positive about change?
Let us start by first exploring what causes change. Oftentimes there is an occurrence that effects change (i.e. the death of a spouse). Other times we are aware that change is necessary if we are to achieve the end product that we desire (i.e. church growth). Have you ever heard that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?” Change may also be the result of “aging out” (i.e. replacing an aged appliance or a graduating student
starting full time employment).
Whatever the cause, those experiencing change may feel anxious, excited, introspective, and much more. What is our best course of action to ride out the wave of emotions that oftentimes go hand-in-hand with change?
Take your concerns and celebrations to the Lord in prayer. Yes, celebrate - especially if this change has brought much joy into your life. Celebrate this blessing of change with God first. Although change can be painful, sometimes change will bring much needed blessings and
If the change is taking a toll on your emotional, physical, or spiritual health, “Cast all your
anxiety on Him, because He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Nothing is too small or too big to take to our God.
I am reassured as I read Hebrews 13:8 which says: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and
today and forever.” In the midst of all that changes, Jesus remains that one constant. Do you know someone who doesn’t know Jesus? Do you know someone who has drifted away from corporate worship? Invite them to worship with us on Sunday morning and to fellowship after. This will be one change that we all will benefit from!
Let’s do ministry together.
You are loved,
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at Pittsboro Christian Church
209 N Meridian St
PO Box 215
Pittsboro, IN 46167
Parking available on the west side of the building off of Meridian Street
across from Pittsboro Elementary School.