401 Scammel St.
Marietta, Ohio  45750
Ice Box Rally

Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.’ But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’, and your ‘No’, ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. Matt. 5:33 - 37

Truth is very important to most people. I have spent my life building a reputation for always being honest with others. As I live my life, there is an element of unease that I will fall short of my expectations for myself and those expectations God has for me. How can I overcome this fear? The best way is to stay connected to God through prayer, studying scripture and worshipping with a community of believers. Spending time apart from God gives the ‘evil one’ a foothold on your life. Have you ever felt like there is something missing in your life? When I get that feeling, I realize I haven’t been making room for Jesus as I should. I truly believe that God speaks to us in the form of allowing us to feel uneasy or lonely in order to remind us to spend more time with him. It also helps to keep my life on track so that the light of Jesus can shine from me, so that others might know there is something special in my life that guides me to be truthful. There are many people who don’t have faith in God and I never know when they will cross paths with me. At the same time, there are those who are constantly looking for me to trip up and not show my best behavior. If your life seems out of control or like something is missing, take time to call on God and make more room for Him in your life! Let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’, and your ‘No’, ‘No’.