The Fast Pace Of The Slow Season

In the church calendar year, there are typical times that really ramp up. The Christmas and Easter weeks are always pretty complicated to schedule, as well as the summer full of mission trips, and a busy back-to-school fall. Every year church leadership looks at February and October as months that programmatically speaking have some breathing room. Let me tell you, this misconception is ALWAYS an oversight.

As we are turning the corner and boarding the on-ramp for an exciting Easter season in our church, please don't fall into the trap of thinking that today's interactions and connections with those far from Christ are any lesson important than that of the "busy season." Never underestimate the impact of a face to face conversation and what it might do to change the trajectory of an individual's life. For those of us who have the opportunity to step into the pulpit each Sunday, we can never underestimate the power of the Holy Spirit of God to use one sermon to change the world. God's word has no "off days." It packs a punch every single time. Are you listening?

What about you? Have you been lulled into thinking the "slow season" isn't important? Maybe you aren't in church leadership, but certainly there are times in your workplace considered less important than others. Be engaged. Don't miss a key moment because you are doing the equivalent of lying in a hammock with your feet up sipping on ice tea.

"Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation!"
2 Corinthians 6:2b 

Milo Wilson


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