Today’s reading Romans 12
 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;  Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;  Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.  Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.  Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.  Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits
The Christian life is not an easy one all the time, and anyone who told you differently obviously didn’t know what they were talking about. The Christian life is one of spiritual, warfare on a daily basis, satanic oppression, often there are difficult discouraging days just to name a few things. Paul encourages his readers here to persevere, to push through, to have a zeal for God. On those difficult days we have to remember we serve God and not men. Verse 12 gives us some ways to make sure we don’t lose our zeal and passion for serving the Lord. As our chapter theme has been relationships Paul continues that by telling us beginning in verse 13 that we as Christians must share each other’s burdens and blessings. On those difficult days that come it’s great to have a brother or sister in Christ to lift us up, to tell us they love us, they’re praying for us. This is a definite sign of a healthy, growing church when the members of the body share not only in the good times but also in the dark, difficult times, as Paul puts in verse 15 we weep with them that weep. I’ve watched so many times how my church has reached out it’s arms and wrapped them around people who are hurting, I’ve experienced in my own family when Kerwin has loved on us in both good times and bad times. I read passages like this and I’m so thankful for all of you. Are we a perfect church, not at all, but there is no other place or people I’d want to call my church and church family. Kerwin keep loving on people, and being the best church in the world.