From the Pastor’s Desk: January 11, 2022

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From the Pastor
Carol Sparks

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Ever heard the saying “God won’t put more on you than you can handle?” If you’ve been in a situation where someone told you this, you know it’s far from the truth. God does not place burdens on us but rather promises to guide us through whatever we face.

We live in a broken world, just like the church in Corinth and God’s people who came before them. While our circumstances might look different, we face the same trials and temptations. When we are struggling as a direct consequence of our choices, we can either move closer to God or further away.

Paul reminds the members of the church at Corinth that their ancestors suffered much due to relying more on their wills than seeking God’s. When we choose to ignore God’s will for our lives, we can often feel like we are being tested or victimized. The key to moving closer to God is to be self-aware enough to know when you are off track and not assume that God is the one to blame.

Rev. Carol D. Sparks
Hate Hurts. Grace Heals. Love Wins!