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Pastor: Rev. Ken Forbes

Paul states in Ephesians 5: 17: “Don’t be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understand what the will of the the Lord is”. God desires that we bear much good fruit in our lives.            (John 15: 1 – 5).  This means we should show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, fithfulness, gentleness and self-control to others in this world. (Galatians 5: 22) Sometimes we fall short.                         

                                                             

Bearing good fruit can only occur if we are people who live life “on purpose”. Each day, we should prayerfully think through what we would like to achieve that day and then purposely do it. If we are vague and thoughtless, it’s more likely that we won’t accomplish much at all. Vague people wait to see how they feel before taking action, but people with a purpose, take the proper action , no matter how they feel about it. We live in a world of interruptions in life and even purposeful people need to be wise and not get off track. A great deal of things scream for our attention, but it is up to each of us to decide what God would have us give our attention to. Should I clean up my house today, or go out with a friend for lunch? Should I get my bills paid and balance my bank account or should I get distracted by the TV and lay on the couch for awhile? Should I listen to a friend on the phone who’s going through a divorce or go for a long walk?                                                                                                                     

When the day is done, I need to feel that I accomplished something worthwhile. We should want to make progress in some areas in our lives, like helping others who are not well. We feel fulfilled when we have confidence that we have done what we needed to do. You get frustrated if you feel you have just wasted the day. Even if we decide to rest all day, which is something that can also be fruitful for our general health, we need to do it on purpose. Jesus did this at times in his ministry. So my advice to you as a Pastor and as a friend is: Pray, plan, and stay focued on purpose …. And we need God’s guidance on all of this.

Have a great summer with purpose!!                       

 

                                 With Love, Pastor Ken

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