Pastor’s Post

“Go with God”


   (Don’t take a break from God, God never takes a break from you)


Ahh… the warmer days of summer are finally upon us! (though much quicker now than when we were kids in school). Plans are being made for vacations, whether it’s a “staycation”, a trip to a dream destination, or somewhere in the middle.

  Vacations are a good time to leave all the stresses and worries of life far behind, to focus on what really matters most, our loved ones. The problem is, among those things left behind with the worries of life, is the one who is willing to take care of the worries all the time, Jesus.

   The writer of Hebrews tells his readers in 13:5 “God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.  In context, we see that those who are in prison for their faith need to remember that God is still with them. Today, there are those feeling abandoned by God because they are facing persecutions, but there are also the rest of us who are chasing the almighty dollar, the next adrenaline rush, or emotional high that need to remember that God is always right there with us, has never left us, and will never leave us, so we should never leave Him behind.

   So, why is it such a common practice to take a break from God in the summer? Is it the time given up on vacation (that could be time spent doing something better elsewhere) to attend a new church service with people I don’t know? Is it that big book called the Bible that carries conviction with it? Maybe it’s just carrying along the family tradition you grew up with?

   I want to encourage you to go out and make the most of your summer vacations. Take lots of pictures and tell the preacher all about them. Make some of the best memories of your life so far, but make sure to take God with you throughout the summer. Take God with you on-

            *The weekend camping trips

            *The long drive to see family and friends

            *The flights across country

            *The evening spent on the front porch after hours of working in the yard

 God was there before your parents knew you were there. God was there during your years in school. God will be with you through your “golden years” and until the day you take your last breath. It’s a promise.God will never leave you or forsake you” …He will never take a break from you, so make sure you keep connected to God, and don’t take a break from him.


                                                                                                Keep your eyes on Jesus,

                                                                                                            ~Pastor Josh