Saturday, May 3, 2008

Wait on the Lord

The Lord has been with us and is holding us up. Boy it is a struggle to trust. I have always struggled with this but lately it is so hard.

As you all know we moved to my dream farm.
Things had been rocky at the church. It seems it is that way when you get a new pastor. I liken it to the begining of marriage. At first there are no flaws and your spouse can do no wrong and then one day the scales fall off of your eyes and realize that he hangs the toilet paper the wrong way and squezzes the toothpaste tub in the middle.

Well at a church people realize that the pastor picks different songs than they like or were used to picking themselves, and the illustrations in his sermon are not the ones you liked. But rather than determining to make it work you detemine to gather everyone who you think might be not likeing everything the pastor does and get them together and complain until you have a feeding frenzy going at church.

Forget about going to the pastor and talking to him. Just keep the frenzy going in hopes that he will resign, (yes they asked that of Mr. Visionary). And well, he would not resign because you had not given him anything that he was doing that was unbiblical. Well, we can just go and get everyone who had been to church in the past year, don't worry about them not being members and we will try to vote you out. Being as that does not work we will scream and holler and call the pastor names, and then slander him when our membership has been taken away from us.

On top of all that we will take away your home.
Yes that is what is going on with us.

I have come to the conclusion that if people can not control the pastor they will resort to anything to get him to buckle to their wishes.

But as one of the people at a meeting said about Mr. Visionary, "I have never meet a more hardheaded man before."
I found it interesting that the Lord would have Mr. Visionary read this just before all of this happened. Ezekial 3:8-9 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
So we are trying to trust in the Lord and wait patiently for him.

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