It has been a long week for Liz and me. Her stepfather died on Labor Day afternoon. We stood with Mrs. Baker as Clyde slipped into the arms of Jesus. Death for the Christian is a blessed event. Unsaved people and their families cannot comprehend the peace that passes all understanding. The Holy Spirit gives comfort every step of the way. Praise the Lord!
Liz will be coming home the first of the week. She has some red tape to help her mom work through. A funeral is one day but recovery is a process. Continue to pray for them as they complete some important tasks.
As I preached at the funeral, I spoke of setting your mind on things above. In the book of Romans, in chapter eight, we are told that the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God. The mind set on the Spirit is filled with life and peace. The choice is ours. “The mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Fix your mind on things above and you will gain purpose, vigor and strength. Right thinking and focus is essential to walking in the Spirit.
Join me Sunday as we continue to answer questions from the Fish House.
Pastor Ted Traylor