Our pastor has been preaching a series of messages this spring on ministry—the how, the why, the when and where, and some of the issues that come up.
We can distill tonight's message into one nice, neat package: Quit yer whining and get to work.
He began with Psalm 118:24, which says, "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
Isn't that a nice verse? Doesn't it make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? That's how I always looked at it, but I have a different perspective now.
After all the talk of not being a whiner and complainer, not basing our service for the Lord on our feelings, not having a nervous breakdown when things don't go right, and not having a perpetual pity party, Dr. Don reminded us of how we tell our children You're going to like this.
Now read the verse again with a different emphasis: "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
Puts a different spin on things, doesn't it?
Be thankful ~