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From the Pastor's Desk

"But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, 'Son, go work today in my vineyard.' He answered and said, 'I will not,' but afterward he regretted it and went. Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, 'I will go, Sir,' but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?" (Mt. 21:28-30).

"I can" and "I will." Both proclamations are powerful, faith-filled statements. "Yes, I can!" implies that it is possible for me to do what I say I can do. It's a statement of faith that I can do this or that. But a critical question remains, "Will I?"

The ability to do something requires potential. The doing of it requires will. I may be capable of accomplishing something, and yet I'll never do it if I don't have the will to follow through with the planning and effort needed to see it to fruition. There is a lot I can do that I many never do.

Think about it. Who do you know who lives up to their full potential? I can always do more. I can always improve and do better. I can, but the bigger question is, will I? To say "I can" is not a commitment. To say "I will" is a commitment. Can you accomplish more? Can you achieve something better than you have ever achieved before? Will you? Only you can answer that.

Heavenly Father, please help me to believe I can when others, and even my own self-talk, says I can't. Then help me take action. Help me move things from the list of what I want to do to the "I did" list.

-Pastors Mark and Jennifer

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