As I reflect on how much we've had to learn since all this started; on how often we've had technical difficulties and issues that make our online efforts hair pulling moments, I am reminded that we are not here to put on a show. We're not here to entertain for entertainment's sake. And though we do our best to provide quality services in these difficult times, it is really "our best" when things don't go perfectly, yet we still manage to point people to Jesus. It turns out that way because every single week we come prepared to do our best.
We've all been reminded, in a big way, recently that "the Church" is not a building. It's God's people. It's been great to see the outpouring of the love of Christ to others as we've navigated these strange times. Way to go church!
THIS Sunday is Mother's Day and we want to help you make it special! We're having a Mother's Day Drive-Through Celebration at South Daytona Christian Church! It's a time to come by the church to say hello, celebrate mom, take a picture for her or with her at our photo stop, donate to Resources for Women or take a (sterilized) baby bottle to fill with change (cash & checks fit in there, too), drop some non-perishable food off for the pantry, or just drive by and wave. Whatever you're comfortable with. And . . .
How to Pray for America
WHY PRAY FOR AMERICA?
God is sovereign and nothing comes as a surprise to Him. Whether we face fluctuating economics, threats from abroad, unrest at home, or other troubling circumstances, our Heavenly Father is not caught unaware. Through prayer, we are able to tap into His wisdom, strength, protection, and peace. He stands ready to respond to our needs when we humbly ask for divine intervention in the affairs of men.
Whether you believe this chart or that graph, think it's too soon to open up or way past time, don't believe those numbers or that expert, it is really up to you. But, don't expect everyone to agree with you. (Whoa! Wait a minute! What are you saying?) Yep, I'm saying it. We're going to have to love each other through this and show some grace no matter which side of the road we stand on. If we don't, that nasty architect of evil (Satan) will surely take advantage and start a seek and destroy mission. I love this excerpt from an article by Costi Hinn.