Who moved my cheese?

Not only is it an excellent book by Spencer Johnson, it’s a phrase that has helped guide and give me perspective over this past week!

If you are like me, the fall brings about changes in schedule and the regular routine seems to have been placed on hyperdrive! 

In the midst of times that are new and perhaps unsettling or unpredictable, I find myself looking for stability. The first trick is to simply recognize the new situation and admit I feel out of control. The next step is to back up and get a better view of what is beyond the weeds I find myself trying to hack through. Following that I try to make a plan not just to survive, but to thrive. Finally, I take action.

During all this, the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. There is no better guide through the chaos than God. There is no greater perspective to be gained than the one provided by the great Revealer. There is no more awesome power available than the strength given by the Almighty. There is no greater calm offered than that from the Prince of Peace.

I’m not sure all that is on your plate this fall and what you’ll be getting into. However, my prayer is that you will find your steady foundation in God. Don’t let times of devotion slip from your pattern of life. We need this all the more when life becomes more demanding and stressful. Also, make it a top priority to be regular in worship and in fellowship with a group of followers on this Christian journey.

Just as the book encourages, when someone has moved your cheese, it’s time to find the cheese and go after it. If we don’t we find ourselves hungry, wandering about and dying. If we do go after it, we will be nourished and fulfilled by the adventure.

Now more than ever, the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

As you prayerfully prepare for worship this weekend, read John 15:9-17 and invite someone you know who has put their life on the line for our safety. During worship on this 15th Anniversary of 9/11, we’ll be honoring and appreciating those who have served us through military, Coast Guard, law enforcement, fire, EMS and other first responders. I look forward to seeing you in worship as we strive together to keep the main thing the main thing!

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Mike