Many of you know and perhaps many of you don’t know that in March of 2017 I gladly transferred my role as the senior pastor into to the hands of Ps Tom and Lisa Mello. Truth be told they were all ready doing the job. Since that time the church has flourished.
I stepped aside because I was traveling a fair amount in particular to different countries like Haiti, Dominican Republic, Romania, Modolva, Canada, India and some churches here in the States and it was simply time. My travel schedule for 2020 was to all the above going more than once to many of them (several times to Romania) and my adding Africa and Brazil. After my trip to Dominican Republic in January, a canceled trip to Romania and my trip to India in March I have been home.
I was scheduled to be away 2 weeks each month of April, May, June and July ( every month but December) and then the coronavirus attacked every nation. Just yesterday I went to the US Embassy website to check out the policies of several nations that I am to travel to. I discovered that every country is not allowing people like myself to enter their country through July and it appears that this will continue through the fall.
During the time since my quarantine in March after my trip to India what have I been doing? Well, our church bought a building and I have been blessed to work there primarily cleaning carpets and painting. Doing whatever I could, As of a week or so ago we are finished at least for now. So now what?
After discovering I wouldn’t be traveling yesterday because the borders are closed. I sat down and asked the Lord now what? One of the blessings of not traveling I have been able to take the support of those still sacrificing to give to pay down on the debit I incurred for my last 2 trips. By the grace of God and people supporting me I travel to churches at my own expense. So very thankful for people sowing into the nations of the world and into my life.
As I sat with the Lord and said now what my mind was filled with “I can’t.” I can’t do this, I can’t do that. It wasn’t too far into my time with the Lord I realized I had “limited thinking.” As I thought about this again this morning I became aware that many of us have been held captive since the coronavirus pandemic invaded our shores in March. What a great tool of the devil to render God’s people in active.
Well, its time to to eliminate “limited thinking from our lives.” Our Father has all these creative ideas and concepts that have been stored in heaven for all of us and he is waiting for us to come and make some withdrawals. We have been being robbed and it’s time we disrupted the devils scheme. I am confident that if we pray and seek God we will see the fulfillment of the following verse.
The promise is he wlli show us. He will crush our limited thinking. Yes, there are all kinds of amazing ideas reserved in heaven. Let’s go get them.
Limited thinking or heavenly thinking?
Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.