Thursday, May 14, 2009

Where do you get your ideas?

Our pastor has been giving a series of messengers on survival and applying what God’s word says about how to survive in the world we live in today.

Now my pastor is a military brat and grew up on army bases in the United States and Germany. One Saturday night (we have multiple services and we like the Saturday night service) he had a couple of boxes on the audio speakers on stage. They were munitions boxes in which he kept his marbles as a kid. (My husband recognized those boxes immediately since he was a munitions officer in the Army.) Pastor talked about how valuable those marbles were to him as a child, but now they were stored in the attic. His point was what is valuable today might not be what is valuable to you in 20 years, so if we live by God’s principals, they will last for eternity.

Every Saturday night what Pastor preaches on, God nudges me and says, that’s a point you need to use in your story. Sometimes Pastor uses military training to apply to spiritual laws. The other night, he talked about how in survival training, soldiers are taught how to handle crises situations and how the army puts them into those situations so when it occurs in the field, they can fall back on what they have learned. Pastor’s point was decided in advance how you will handle pressure-filled moments.

God works in such wonderful ways. His creativity is so wonderful to tap into and it is amazing where you find it. Most of my heros are either in the miliatry or cops. Having a pastor who speaks to my heart is amazing.


Margaret Daley said...

Leann, this is special when you find a pastor like that.

Leann said...

Yes it is. I marvel at what God does.

Bev said...

Leann, we just got a new pastor at our church. Our regular pastor left 13 years ago. We had 3 in the interim. 1 was a visiting pastor. The other 2 we hired and then had to ask them to leave. Both having had personal problems the church didn't condone. We finally have a pastor that is both teacher and humorous. But stern if that is what he feels we need. He does speak from the heart of God. I am glad that you have a pastor that sounds similar. Thank you for sharing.

b(dot)werts (at)sbcglobal(dot) net

Leann said...

Thanks, Bev. I am amazed every time we show up at church how the need in my heart and mind are met. Enjoy your new pastor.