Pastor’s Corner – September 30th

WHAT ARE YOU A FANATIC FOR?

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)

What are you and I fanatic about? Maybe you love NFL football or maybe college football, maybe a dream job or maybe a hobby outdoors. For me I love to fish and hunt! You most likely have at least one certain thing you do that gets you fired up more than any other activity. And probably all your friends and family around you clearly understands what gets you energized up and it ain’t no pink energizer bunny. You’ll be like those crazy NC State Wolfpack and UNC Tarheel football fans that sit in those stands basically all day to watch the football game regardless of what the weather may be! That’s commitment! That’s a fanatic! You may work everyday of the year up to the opening day of deer season and then take 2 weeks off just to try to get that BIG BUCK! I got to thinking about all the things that me and so many people get crazy and fanatic about in this old world that are just temporary, and it made me realize that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ wants us to have that inner-sincere excitement about our daily walk with HIM! So many times we get caught up in all this STUFF and all these extracurricular activities that we ignore and put off meeting with our Lord on a daily basis. If our time with our Creator and Savior seems more like a duty than pleasure, we need to back up and evaluate how we spend our time, and with who, and what. Listen, our spiritual life should draw and give us more enthusiasm and excitement and joy than any favorite football, basketball or baseball team! If we worshipped the Lord like some worship their sports team there would be a great revival across this nation! We need to get our priorities right and just remember that this old world is temporary and we should be living in view of eternity! So let’s ask ourselves this question, “How can I make my everyday walk with my Lord Jesus more exciting?” We are living in some terrible times and I just pray that our Heavenly Father will refresh our spirit and attitudes as we go throughout each day here at Fairview Baptist Church and make us a FANATIC FOR CHRIST!

Love in Christ Jesus!         Pastor Mike