What Is God Initiating In Your Life?

Week of May 17, 2019

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” (Ephesians 3:20, NKJV)

        The most dramatic changes in your life come not from your initiatives but from God’s. The Bible teaches us that God used ordinary people to carry out His extraordinary mission. He gave them divine assignments that they never could have initiated on their own. In fact, many times these people were taken by total surprise because they were not seeking these particular missions from God. God saw their hearts and He knew they were trustworthy to complete His work.

        Genesis records the Lord speaking to Abram about building a great nation. That same nation would bring the Savior Jesus Christ. God spoke to Moses and tasked him to deliver Israel from Egyptian bondage and slavery. God called David to be the greatest King of Israel. God surprised the Virgin Mary when He said she would be the mother of the Messiah. Through the ages God has used the ordinary lives of everyday people to accomplish great things.

        Maybe the Lord is initiating some new things in your life today? Remember that when He tells you what His plans are you must trust Him and walk closely with Him. You will see Him accomplish things through your life that you never dreamed were possible!

 

God Bless,

Pastor Rick

Let Wisdom Control Your Life

Week of May 10, 2019

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments.  His praise endures forever.  (Psalm 111:10, NKJV)

         A restless soul will experience frustration and maybe even bitterness.  Remember that life is not out to get you.  Such thinking is often the result of disappointment and goals that have been blocked.

It is important for our life to be controlled by Godly wisdom.  This wisdom is not the result of education, but it comes only from God.  This wisdom affects your whole life.  Human standards no longer determine your values, but you will see people, circumstances, and situations as God sees them.  Disciplining yourself to look at life from this Godly viewpoint will give you a new sense of purpose, and will change your lifestyle.

When you are in harmony with God, restlessness will dissipate.  You will experience the peace of God and the joy of cooperating with others through the wisdom God gives you.

 

God Bless,

Pastor Rick

Life in All Its Fullness

Week of May 3, 2019

“To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19, NKJV)

All of us will experience setbacks in life, which at times rock the foundations of our very existence.  During those times, we must never lose sight of the Jesus factor.  He came so that we may have abundant life.  He assured us in every situation, that He will be with us.  He has promised to carry our burden with us.  Our job is to turn to Him in faith.

If you have faced setbacks, and now you are facing discouragement and maybe even depression, I would challenge you to enter a time of prayer with God.  Tell Him all your problems and concerns.  Share your doubts and fears and then listen carefully for God to speak to you. 

Through God’s grace, you will find meaning, guidance, and direction for your life and your life will be crowned with peace and clarity for the days ahead. 

 

 

God Bless, Pastor Rick