Just Start!

Everyone has their own way of cleaning. As spring approaches, even in Florida, it is a great time to begin making plans on what needs to be cleaned out. And there
are hundreds of ways to do it. My way is probably one of the most simple: Just start. When I begin cleaning out a closet or organizing something, I will find one thing that I recognize and I will put it where it goes. Maybe it is a pile, maybe it is a specific place. But I know that, for me, the easiest way to get anything accomplished is to just start. As we have been working on different aspects of the building: the carpet, the roof, the air conditioners and plumbing, I want to take a moment to recognize that there are a number of people who have adopted this attitude. There have been so many tasks to do and so much work to be done that it has been hard to keep up with it all. And yet, every time I think about the things that have made a visible difference in the appearance of the building, I notice the tables Joe built with his own (and Sue’s) wood, tools, and supplies. I notice the doors he brought, completed, installed, and finished. I see the many times Gary, Chuck and Vance dive in on a project – especially ones they learn as they go! Certainly, there are so many people who have given so very much, especially over the past several weeks. The fact that I can’t mention them all says more about the work being done than about my thanks to them for the work they have done. I want to encourage you to “just start”, also. “Just start” working toward the spiritual goals you have been putting off. “Just start” recognizing the hard work of your fellow Christians – especially for the things we often take for granted. And “Just start” looking for your own ways to get involved in the work of the church – the building and, more importantly, the body that worships in the building.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 – Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your