Open Door: The Struggle for Internal Organization

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Open Door: The Struggle for Internal Organization


Wednesday, January 31, 2018
I'll be the first to admit that I have a constant battle inside of me that wants to do better and be better. Sometimes I win, and sometimes I lose. Frankly, it's often easier to appear like things are fine on the outside when the inside is a mess and falling apart. This is the human condition, and it is not novel to me–you know it well, too. Attractive temptations swirl around us, luring us to empty promises of happiness that only bring chaos and disorder. Before we know it, everything can be a mess.

A messy heart, a disorganized desk, a schedule that runs us ragged–are all reminders that God has something better for us. We have all ?hoped? things would get better, but desire without a plan is only a fantasy. Many do not take the necessary steps, and, instead, opt for the status quo of regret, misery, and complaint.

God invites us to better. Better happens when we find order, and order can be arranged when we invite God to control each and every area of our lives. He created us to work in a world of order because "God is not the author of confusion, but of peace…" (1 Corinthians 14:33).

I invite you to discover better? and find the peace He wants you to have in Him. Wednesday nights, we're doing a practical Bible study called "Master's Life" that will help you bring God's order and peace into your heart and your surroundings. We'll continue tonight at 7:00, and I hope you'll come to find the success and purpose God desires for you.

By the way, it's Amy Sue' (my wife's) birthday today, and I invite you to celebrate it tonight. We will have a birthday cake to eat in the foyer following the study. She is a blessing to me, and I am thankful I can serve the Lord with her by my side.

In Christ,

Pastor Dennis M. Schaffer

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Open Door Baptist Church, 7000 Gloryland Way, Denham Springs, LA 70726

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