"Will that be a basket or a bucket?":
Welcome to Daylight Savings Time!
Good Sunday afternoon everyone I must admit that I do enjoy the extra daylight in the evenings.
It seems like just last week that Cindy and I were sitting on the boat wishing for the sun to not go down so soon.
Here we are just a week or two away from some really warm weather and that means it's almost time for the boat to be brought and out of storage and it also means;
"We are just a few weeks away from our Grandson making his arrival!"
What an awesome service The Lord blessed us with this morning. We were blessed to have several families visiting with us and God did not disappoint when the invitation was extended.
I'd like for all of you to join me as we welcome 6 new members to our church.
Rick & Kate Hopkins
Jason & Gloria Jones
That's right 6 new members
I'm not speaking evil of any situation but I have to admit that there are alot of churches that won't experience this kind of movement in a year yet we saw it today.
That's the reason behind the title to the article this week.
Why is it that we so often seek a basket of God's blessings instead of an entire bucket.
Some Christian's seem content with receiving only a basket of blessings instead of presenting themselves before The Lord seeking an entire bucket.
Let's break this thing down to a level we can all appreciate especially as Baptist.
If you were very hungry and you decided to go to KFC would you want a basket or an entire bucket.
Kind of makes a little more sense now doesn't it?
God has within His heart the desire to bless all of us in such a way that not even a bucket can hold it.
Maybe I should have used the idea of a tin tub.
For some of you folks out there you might not even know what a tin tub is but if you are my age you probably took a bath in one every now and then.
I am still amazed at what I see The Lord doing in the life of EBC even in spite of the knucklehead Pastor they have.
Oh wait; that's me.
Yes even me.
With all of my sins and shortcomings The Lord looks beyond it all and opens the windows of heaven to rain down His blessings upon us.
Now I am back to the original question.
Of the two which would you prefer; "A basket or a bucket."
Lord on behalf of all the folks here at EBC I request that You continue to rain down buckets of Your blessings upon us and keep adding to the fellowship we have here.
God bless all of you this coming week.
Please remember those who are hurting, those who are struggling, those who are dealing with health issues right now.
God we claim on their behalf deliverance and grace multiplied.
Please email me with any thoughts or comments you might have about today's article I would love to hear from you.
Until next week.
And always remember:
'living here but looking up'