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.