Reminder: Our service time has changed to and we are meeting at Crystal Springs Ranch in South Salem toward Buena Vista (10355 Liberty Rd. S. Salem... From I-5, take Exit 243 and go west on Ankeny Hill Rd. for 2½ mi. Turn right on Liberty Rd.; then quick left onto paved driveway).
Join us for a potluck lunch together and great fellowship. Drinks, BBQ meat, and table service will be provided - please bring a side dish & a dessert.
Brand New to South Salem
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Message from Pastor Chris
I'm sitting at my desk today having “tweaked" my back. This last week I did bunch of work around the house, played softball, and help my dad with some concrete work, and by last night I was walking around the house looking like Quasimodo. I am not a fan of tweaking my back. I've done this in the past and it has taken me quite a while to heal up.
When one “tweaks” one’s back they begin asking themselves questions that they wouldn’t think to ask otherwise. Questions like, how does one even tweak one's back? And why do I have to injure it doing something so boring? Often times you hear of people who tweak their back by doing something simple like picking up a towel, reaching for the remote or some other silly back tweaking task.
Rarely do you find that someone tweaked his or her back by doing some daring or courageous feat. It is the seemingly insignificant task that exposes the back to the tweak. However one’s back becomes “tweaked," it is not the reaching, bending or any other simple silly thing that caused the damage. It is the strain that one puts on the muscles over a long period of time that is then exposed and exploited when doing something simple. The old straw that broke the camels back. Sinews and muscles ligaments and joints all put under stress for long enough will fail.
This whole “tweaking” experience has made me wonder... If I were to tweak just a few things in my life could I handle more pressure? If I just spent a little more time reading the Bible or in prayer or in worship or fellowship could I be more richly blessed with more influence and more ministry? If I just tweaked my faithfulness a little, would it at some point over a long period of time break open the floodgates of blessing?
I won’t know when the levee would break and I wouldn’t see it coming. I may not be able to even point out what was the cause of the dam breakage. Instead it would have been a thousand little things done over a long period of time that would cause the blessings to pour. What in your life needs “tweaked” what needs to change just a bit? If we as a fellowship united together in being faithful in the little things, imagine the endless blessings God would pour out on us!
Cheers to tweaking things! Just not our backs.
Matthew 25:21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’"