School is winding down here in Kansas City. The long year of wind and snow and nowhere to go is slowly nearing its end, with sunshine and Spring showers abounding. All of the students and teachers and staff stuck with it, and it’ll feel so good to enjoy the summer adventures knowing that you did your best over the school year. For those of us who work jobs without a start and an end (or are retired), it is sometimes more difficult to reflect back on our commitments and accomplishments.
Sticking with it is sometimes hard.
- Sometimes we get exhausted, bored, annoyed and are ready to give up on something we committed to.
- Life happens, and changes (sometimes beyond our control) mean that we can’t follow through with our commitments.
One thing I can guarantee–sticking with a commitment is usually the road less traveled, the difficult path. And it can also be the most rewarding.
On Sunday, we celebrated two ladies who have taught children’s Sunday school/BFGs for decades. They were faithful every Sunday to welcome their students in to learn and share in the love of God. They did this when the weather was warm and sunny, as well as cold and difficult to travel through. They worked through family changes and health challenges; their commitment and deep love for God’s children is so admirable.
They stuck with it.
And I’m so thankful that they did! Through Ella Burnett and Cindy Lessenden’s faithfulness to God and to our church, they have taught many children about the forever love that Jesus gives.
What are some ways you are sticking with it right now in your life? What is something you need to let go of, in order to focus better? How can these decisions affect you and those around you positively?
Day and night I’ll stick with God; I’ve got a good thing going and I’m not letting go. I’m happy from the inside out, and from the outside in, I’m firmly formed. -Psalm 16:8-9 (The Message)
God’s Global Post-Its:
Tomorrow, a team of 10 from Holmeswood is traveling to meet with our CBF (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship) Field Personnel, the McNarys, in Vazec, Slovakia. This mission partnership is incredible, and I’m so honored to be able to experience the same God of love here in Kansas City over in a small Roma community in Europe. God has always been with all of us, and it is a great opportunity when we are able to stay and go to experience God more fully, deeply. We will learn a lot and come back to share what we’ve experienced. Not as a show-off world traveler kind of thing, but more of a way to broaden all of our views of God’s “sticking with it.” Seeing the love of God in Slovakia will make my eyes wider to see the love of God in Kansas City and even in my own home.
Happy week. Be a Post-It and stick with the good stuff!