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A Note from the Pastor's Desk
Pastor Bob Stull
Senior Pastor,
Rev. Bob Stull
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          As I am preparing to type this meditation I have a blank white sheet on the screen. I pondered what to say and at one point the white sheet went away and the computer began to show a number of pictures of the church and nature. I think this a screen saver that protects the screen but I am not sure. This led me to think about following Jesus and obeying him.

          When we are shown something to do or perhaps to stop doing by the Holy Spirit how do we respond? Do we act or wait? The thing is if we wait we will likely find other things pop up to distract us from acting, like the nature pictures on my computer screen. It may even be some good thing but if it distracts us from obeying, it is wrong and plays into the hands of the enemy of our soul. When we are shown something to do by the Lord our response needs to be to act then. It doesn’t mean we don’t take time to pray if that is called for or to think how we should carry out whatever we are shown. But we must be careful these too do not become distractions that keep us from acting. At times it can be hard to obey. We may not want to apologize to someone or volunteer for a task we do not feel confident doing. It may be scary to think about trying to share Jesus with that friend. But hopefully we love Jesus enough that when he speaks our response will be, in the words of the hymn, “Yes, Lord, Yes” and then we will do it.







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