Pastor's Article May 7, 2023

Pastor’s Weekly Article
Do you feel like you are missing something in life? There are a lot of people that simply cannot find a place of peace and satisfaction. They go from job to job, relationship to relationship, church to church and hobby to hobby, trying to find something that will scratch the satisfaction itch in their life. This causes multiple problems in their life and family such as financial disaster, family instability, and faith decline. When a person focuses on self and begins the dangerous pursuit of living for self-indulgence, they have found the cruelest of gods to serve. What you think will please you never brings the pleasure you imagined it would, your satisfaction will never endure as you dreamed it could, your contentment is not found in things, or events. You can never make enough money to buy all the things you want, or pursue all the interests you have, your bucket list is in a bigger bucket than you will ever be able to afford when you have an unquenchable appetite for MORE! Your family will suffer when you go from pillow to post, job to job and relationship to relationship, there will be no stability or sense of belonging for your kids or spouse, your dog may even begin to wonder who it belongs to. Your faith will decline as you blame your disillusionment on the Lord and your Church family. “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (Jas 1:8).
Dissatisfaction is not the problem. It is a symptom, a symptom that is caused by not walking close to God and finding your peace and contentment in Christ. The Apostle Paul says “But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things, I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Ph 4:10–13). Friend, will you commit to seeking Christ with more diligence than you have for anything else in this world? If you do, you will be filled to overflowing with joy.
Pastor, Rev. Wayne Marcus