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The First Word

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Pastor's Monthly Pen


       I do not believe any of us doubt there is a God, and that God created everything seen and unseen.  As the scriptures say, all we have to do is look up at the sky in awe and we can know that much. Further, we can say that God was deeply involved in every minute, microscopic, and smaller than microscopic detail. If He hadn’t been, then everything would have fallen apart eons ago. 

      There is a prayer from Mexico about this: Señor Dios todo poderoso, creador del cielo y de la tierra, de todo lo visible y lo invisible. Creo en un solo Dios, señor Jesus Cristo hijo unico de Dios, nacido del padre. 

      With all this in mind, especially that He created every minute detail of us; it should then follow that He can do anything through us. Who knows us better than God? So why do we limit ourselves by saying things like, I’m too old to do this or that, or I don’t have the resources to do this or that, or I don’t have the power to do this or that, etc. 

      Could it be that even though we know God could do it through us, we don’t believe that He would do it though us for one reason or the other? And if it is, this is the reason we must experience God on a deeper level, so that our faith in what God can do through us is increased day by day, week by week, and year by year. 

      The Pharisees, Sadducees, and other hypocrites prefer to keep from experiencing God in their lives. They prefer a superficial experience of God by simply elevating His name through saying it in hushed, reverential tones or simply going through the motions of religious activity without ever experiencing God; and demanding that others join them in their superficial experience of God. 

      If we become satisfied with this superficial experience in our lives, we may never experience God’s full, amazing power.  We must be prepared to accept God’s power, lest we believe the power somehow originated from within ourselves and not from God. 

      There is much work to be done in the Kingdom of God, and we cannot do it with our own strength and resources. The work will take God-sized strength, and God-sized resources; so that it is plain to see that only God could have done it through us. 

      As we progress toward Easter, let us allow God to mold us into more profitable servants of His Kingdom through the actions of our faith, and daily Bible study and prayer. 

                            Speaking of Bible Study, the Pastors Bible Study will resume on Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m.

                              See ya, Sunday, and every day – on the internet or 

                                                 All glory and honor to God. Peace and blessings, Tim!

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