Walk On Water

Last night at 5PM, things were starting to open… a soft, guarded open… a safe opening… protected, while starting our way back.

I turned 69 on that very day. The day of the reopening of The United States of America! What a day that was! I even got a haircut that day.

It turned out to be one of the best birthdays in recent memories! Just a few days before my birthday, Pastor Kenny had a birthday making him the perfect age. Then a day or two later, we celebrated Brother Krempels 100th birthday. What a blessing seeing all the people wishing him a happy birthday. What a weekend it was!

May 18th, I started my last year of ministry. I will still preach and do some teaching, but my responsibilities will be greatly reduced. Then May 2021 Jeannie and I will start our full retirement.

The weekend started with some newly granted, old freedoms. That even sounds like retirement. My “new norm” will truly be brand new for me! I have been in full-time ministry since 1971. That is a lot of 24/7 days. A lot of very blessed times. But my spiritual growth seemed to be most noticed by me in these last 20 years.

I am not sure why, but it seems to happen that way. It is called maturity. Along with maturity comes a closeness with the Lord that calms my soul and speaks peace. I hope all of you get to that point in your spiritual life.

I have always tried to do my best as the Lord directed. In that I found strength, especially during times of opposition. Staying true to the calling was my focus!

The Lord always had me busy. He used me to help in so many ways, even around the world. Ministry, that as I look back upon, seems miraculous. I was involved in so many lives… in so many different ways… it is hard to believe, even for me, that I was a part of, and also experienced, so many truly remarkable things… things I never thought I could do.

I guess my advice for anyone who may be looking for advice is to always stay close to the Lord and follow wherever He leads. He may even have you walking on water someday.

As I wrote this my mind was filled with so many Scriptures… too many to include. So I would like you, after reading this, to pick a few Scriptures that would go along with these thoughts and share them with us all in the comment section.

5 thoughts on “Walk On Water

  1. Psalm 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
    Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise.
    Hosea 2:15 God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a door of hope.
    Psalm 25:5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

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    1. Brenda, Thank you for taking the time with God to read this and respond. Your involvement in the thought process helps to expand and complete my thoughts, which I appreciate very much. I find it very interesting how the Lord leads each of us to specific scriptures that relates and makes it personal to each of our lives. Look forward to hearing more thoughts from you again.

      Pastor McCullough

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  2. Phil 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
    Phil 4:13 I can do all things through ]Christ who strengthens me
    Romans 12:.2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

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    1. Dear Joe, Good thoughts Joe! I believe it is God’s desire to renew all of us in specific unique ways and then bring us together as a congregation to learn from each other. I am surprised that no one has asked if I was really “walking on water!”

      Pastor McCullough

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  3. Phil 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God

    Phll 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

    Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

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