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The Pastor's Corner - Rev. Rollin Mitchell

Rev. Rollin Mitchell

“They made me a keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.” Song of Solomon 1:6

This verse is a sad, but often true, picture of many lives today. We often see this played out, when carpenters, who build lovely houses and do remodeling for others, often live in half finished or never finished homes themselves. The barber needs a haircut, the one who so carefully mows your yard has an unkempt lawn at home. People who clean other people's homes live in a mess themselves.

However, when this practice involves spiritual things, it can prove fatal to your soul. Being busy for Jesus does not translate into personal communion for yourself but will eventually lessen the value of your service. We must give heed to our own soul and spend time with the One we do service for. Many in ministry have a zeal that causes their own family to suffer, and they think they have done a great service for the kingdom. The sad truth is, they have sacrificed their own, for the sake of others. The reason for ministerial failure is often without a doubt neglect of personal revival. Laity and Ministry must beware that we do not neglect our own vineyard.

- Rollin Mitchell

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Psalm 95:1 " O COME, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation."

The Psalmist invites us to come and sing. So many times, music is the key to true worship. We sing the grand old hymns, the organ peals forth, and our hearts are moved to praise the Lord. At other times, we are all alone, and a song comes to mind that glorifies the Lord and lifts our spirits.

One day while in the grocery store, I was just whistling, and really wasn't realizing it, I guess. A lady walked past me and said, “You must be happy today.” And I replied "I am." She said, "You hardly ever hear anyone whistle anymore."

Our song not only exalts the Lord but encourages us as well. Even those who can't sing well appreciate and love good music, and they are encouraged to "make a joyful noise.” Even little ones are singing sweetly to the Lord while at play.

Let's worship the Lord in song!

- Rollin Mitchell

Psalm 62:2 ".....When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

The word overwhelmed here is denoting being shrouded with darkness. Total darkness is seldom seen in our world of electric lighting. In total darkness, we lose our sense of direction, and we can become completely disoriented. The thought here is this: “Lord, this situation has left me completely in need of You to take me by the hand and lead me to a place of safety.”

Often, we cannot see far enough ahead to know what may lie there. If we forge ahead recklessly, we may fall into a pit prepared by the devil himself. We are wise to cry out to the Lord when darkness covers us.

- Rollin Mitchell

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