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My first rock of the year 4/04/20 02:08 PM

Life seems right when you pull out your weed eater for the first time, prime it, choke it and within a few pulls of the cord you hear it roar. It sure is a good feeling to know it runs. Seriously, life is better when things work like I think they should.

With the sun at my back and a slight breeze in my face, I decided, “why not”. Why not take this old weed eater and lets make a trip around the yard. Things couldn’t be better. Life seems right, I feel strong and almost invincible as the string continues to flow from the head of my weed eater. I’m almost beating my chest, seriously, life is better when things work like I think they should.

Then it happened. I was so confident in my equipment and felt so good with the way it was working that I forgot about the dangers involved. Literally out of nowhere came the instant, unmistakable feeling of a rock bouncing off of my shin. If you have ever felt this pain there is no mistaking it for something else. The reality is, it happens every year. I should know by now but when things are working like they should I get lost in the moment. That first rock sent me to my knees and with a deep breath I simply said, “where did that come from?” Life is full of rocks that have a way of humbling us when everything is working the way we think it should. Does the bible talk about the type of rocks that bring you to your knees?

Psalm 18:2 says… The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Be careful when you get lost in the confidence of everything going right in this life. It seems when we start thinking that way, out of nowhere a rock hits us and sends us to our knees. Sickness, relationships, finances, etc. all have a way of humbling even the most confident. How many times in life have we asked ourselves, “where did that come from?”

I encourage you to put your trust in God. Our rock, our protector and our salvation. Yes, this rock will also bring you to your knees but it’s from this perspective we finally get a glimpse of who really makes our life better. Seriously, life is better when things work like He wants them to and I just trust in Him. This journey will not be perfect but we serve a God who is.

Until we see each other again

Pastor Chad

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