THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: MORE OF THE SAME IS NOT A BAD THING. We think it is. We say when things are mundane, boring and unchanging, ‘It’s the same old same old’. While it is true we need the new. (Please refer to yesterday’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY). We need a lot of the same old same old. Same old truth. Jesus loves you, has a plan for your life, created you for a purpose and has everything under control. The most familiar of scriptures never gets old; [John 3:16] “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Not bad for the same old truth. New relationships are good, we should always be open to new friendships…but the older, long term relationships with brethren, our friendships that have endured over the years and of course our family ties have an enduring value. It is these relationships that have kept me sane and saved and resulted in benefit and blessing for my life. Our burden and vision for the lost NEVER GETS OLD. It’s the same old same old when it comes to our vision. “For God so loved….US, THE LOST AND PERISHING (which is what we all once were). That is our calling, to invest the love of God in others. Any minute of every day could be an opportunity to tell someone about Jesus. Witnessing for Christ, the life blood of the church, never gets old…every day, it’s the same old same old. So today, renew yourself in the old…old truth, old relationships, old vision. The things of God endure over the years and decades of our lives…let’s value them and appreciate them more than ever. MORE OF THE SAME IS NOT A BAD THING!
– Pastor Stephens