Sunday, February 28 11:30 am This Sunday, February 28th, all are invited to an informational "Town Hall" meeting regarding the church's priority and continued focus on Children's Ministries. Pastor Smith will discuss PMC's commitment to Christian education and the Session's plan to hire a new staff member...Read More
II Corinthians 2:7-10 “We are:
Psychologists call it Mindfulness. The ability to be present in this moment. Because the past is gone and tomorrow is not yet here, the only element of time that I really have is this moment. Unhealthy mental hygiene is consumed with focusing on the regrets of the past and worrying about tomorrow’s problems. Today will be lived one moment at a time.
Today will be filled with new experiences. Unexpected phone calls, unplanned interruptions, unscheduled meetings will fill this day. Is today simply chaos followed by confusion and without meaning? Or has God filled your appointment book with events that all have a purpose?
Perhaps you have questioned some of the circumstances of your past. God why did this happen? Why this pain? Why this disappointment? You are not the first person to ask such questions of God. Job lost everything. His business, children and health and comes so close to asking God, “Why?” God answers Job.
One of the great challenges of life is our past. We all have wasted time, wasted resources and wasted relationships. Think back over your life of the decisions you made that you regret. The words that blasted out of your mouth like a cannon ball and only now do you see how destructive those words were. We all have regrets. Regrets, mistakes and pain are why Jesus came. God uses your past to clear a path for change today. Consider these verses and how powerful the Gospel is to help us understand our past.