What is Essential?

We have picked up a lot of new terms in 2020; one such term is non-essential workers and essential workers. It has been comical and at the same time enlightening to learn that professional athletes and actors are non-essential workers and make millions of dollars a year. At the same time emergency workers, Walmart employees and bankers are essential workers and most make less than 40,000.00 a year. What an eye opening revelation of how skewed our priorities have become in America. There are a lot of things in our life that get more priority than it should and other things that are essential to our wellbeing to which we have tendency to overlook.
Prayer is very important to our life; we talk to the Lord and listen to His voice as He leads us through the muck and mire of this world. Yet; if we are not intentional and dedicated to this daily discipline we will find ourselves spending more time complaining and less time crying out to God with our struggles.

Bible reading is also very important to our life; yet once again we find ourselves struggling to find time for daily Bible reading. Yet; there is time for TV, Facebook, and a whole list of hobbies. I have noticed of my own life that I usually make time for the things that I really want to do. It is hard to keep your faith tank filled without a daily dose of hearing the Word of God.

Church is also essential; over the last few months I was made particularly aware of how important meeting together with my church family was in my life. I realized that I don’t just love preaching, I love preaching to my family of believers. I love working side by side with you, man it got so bad I even started missing your criticism and sarcasm. (Lol) All kidding aside, I cannot be the man God called me to be without regular fellowship with my church family. You are essential to me and my calling is to fulfill an essential role in your life. I understand that some of you don’t feel safe coming back to church yet and I understand, but please know that you are greatly missed and I look forward to seeing you soon.      

Rev. Wayne Marcus

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