March 23, 2020

Yesterday our church was hitting on all cylinders with the online worship services. We got a lot of comments about the great music. We didn’t get any comments about the magnificent sermon. What the heck?

Anyways, back to the devotional.

Before the worship service began, Chris, Emily, and Grace showed me how their team effort in the sound booth was making the live stream possible. It didn’t take long for them to realize I didn’t have a clue what they were talking about. In fact, they ended up talking to me the same way a college professor would have to dumb down organic chemistry for a kindergartener. I did think all the glowing buttons and monitors were cool but I could tell they didn’t want me to touch anything.

Just before the service started, I quickly whispered a prayer asking that God bless our effort and that the service glorified Him. He did.

As usual, Carl played the organ like it was a full body contact sport. It was magnificent. And I was amazed at the music that Sam put together. I did notice that he didn’t ask me to sing a solo. What the heck?

Anyways, back to the devotional.

What I realized was that all God asked was that we did the best we could and He would do the heavy lifting. And that is exactly what happened.

That’s how life works. None of us is perfect. All God asks is that we do the very best we can and let Him do the rest. It’s about having a heart of service in the midst of a world where too many people are only concerned about themselves. We are not about us. We are about God.

Paul said: “Whatever you do, do it from the heart for the Lord and not for people. You know that you will receive an inheritance as a reward. You serve the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24 CEB)

So whatever you do today, do it as a service to the Lord. By doing so, your efforts will be blessed by the One who loves you more than life itself. That’s what matters.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, I pray that my life brings you glory and joy. Use my modest talents and efforts to make this world a better place. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Now that I think about it, I did get one comment on the sermon. This is from Ken:
“Tom, We are hunkered down in our condo at Orange Beach, Alabama, and wanted to thank you for the great sermon today (it was the first one I have streamed) but I have to say it was also the fist sermon I have listened to while showering and shaving. I think I can get used to that. LOL. Peace, Ken & Marlena”

Ken in the shower was not an image I wanted in my head but at least one person acknowledge the greatest sermon of all-time. My ego is saved for another day.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins

One thought on “March 23, 2020

  1. Hi Tom,Things became a little bit more frightening today when we received the shelter in place order.I read my devotional and the Bible verse was Psalm 34 :4.It reminded me why I don’t need to afraid.God Is always there for us.I just needed a little reassurance .Take care


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