STAY IN LOVE WITH GOD
In a couple of weeks I will celebrate my fifth wedding anniversary. A lot has happened in those five years: my wife has pastored three churches, been a youth minister at one church, I have pastored two churches, and recently helped launch the 1st on Chatham worshipping community, we have moved from the Outer Banks to Cary, and we have welcomed two beautiful children into our family. Through each season of life and transition my wife Meredith and I have had to learn new practices to continue to connect with each other. Gone are the days of lunch breaks at the beach and sunset walks through the surf. Nowadays, we must be intentional about our meal times together around the table; we have to guard our Sabbath, we have to organize and plan date nights away from the kids. As life changes we must continue to develop healthy practices to connect and allow our love to grow.
The third simple rule “Stay in love with God” is all about engaging in practices that allows us to experience God’s grace. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, believed that there were specific practices that helped keep our relationship with God vital and growing. This Sunday in worship we will discuss these spiritual practices and how we might better engage in them as a family. I hope to see you Sunday as we gather together to stay in love with God.
Rev. Colin Snider