Come Sunday, I'm refreshed and (for you yogi's) re-centered in my faith and reminded of His power and gifts.
How do I remain closer to Sunday's message? Do I reflect more? Shereen's daily Scripture emails are a great tool to remind me, but I can't rely on someone else to engage me. That's my task.
Will Rogers was famously asked once, "Are you a part of an organized religion?" And he replied, "I'm not a part of an organized religion, I'm a Methodist."
I've always liked that quote for two reasons. It shows the somewhat relaxed nature of our church and it gives me some leeway in how I worship. Perhaps this less complex view is why Pastor Thomas starts his sermons with a joke.
It falls on me to make an effort to have a daily reminder of my faith. My focus in 2016 is to make a conscious effort to continue to appreciate God's gifts throughout the week.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. -Joshua 1:9
Eric is a Boulder County Sheriff's Deputy and Colorado native who loves to spend time with his family and (self admittedly) gets way too absorbed in the Broncos. He and his wife, Cristen and two Children have been members of BUMC since 2011.