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Pastor’s Corner

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Somehow the factoid got posted before our meditation which is found in Prov. 19:15 “Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, And an idle person will suffer hunger.”

This book says quite a bit about laziness, Prov. 10:4; 10:26; 12:24; 13:4; 20:4; 26:14-16 as well as this verse.

In my conversations with people I have found that there are a

myriad of reasons for the lack of Industry. Here are some: not feeling adequate, fear of failure, lack of confidence, inability to understand a persons task.

One of the roles of parents is to aid their children in this struggle. In working with troubled teens, I found that many people have failed to succeed due to the failure of others to encourage, assist, & affirm those around us who have not yet succeeded.

Of course that is not the only reason for a person being lazy, however, that should be where we start in helping people who seem to not feel they can complete a task.

In grade school I had a desk mate who was always getting into trouble and never doing his work. As the year went on we became good friends, he came from a poor family, and I noticed that many children would make fun of my friend, Preston.

He was big and strong, and I was just the opposite. So we teamed up, some boys in my school would chase me home, so we agreed that I would run to his house & he would scare the boys away. That worked great.

That turned into me asking my sister Nancy for help me in my school work, then I would help Preston with the work that my sister had helped me with.

We moved to a different house and Preston & I lost track of each other until high school. There we met up again in class and we

continued on our friendship and our being homework helpers.

My sister graduated & went off to college, but by that time she had

left, she had helped me to help us in learning to understand our studies.

During high school I started washing windows for several businesses & then so many small businesses ask me to wash their windows that I ask Preston to wash some of them for me.

We graduated from our high school and we both lost touch & little did I know but Preston continued to wash the windows, and went to a Christian college.

He was working in a church and when his pastor retired he was asked to temporarily take the pastors position. I needed to lead a choir for the summer to complete my advanced conducting class.

Preston and I “accidentally“ met at Walmart & in talking I ask him if he needed a choir director & he ask me to help him at his church in our old neighborhood.

So here we were again working together, both of us working at something where we needed each other.

A long story to remind us to keep our eyes open on other believers who may just need a partner.

So Go With God and He will help us to achieve what we think is impossible. Who knows, maybe even by bringing another person who needs you for a partner.



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