Sunday, June 28, 2009

wait upon the LORD

This week at church, Pastor Josh Matlock's message was:
When God is Silent
Mark 7:24-37

Josh hit three main points that God wants to teach us:
The need to be PERSISTENT
The need to be HUMBLE
The need to have FAITH

We know that God's love is unconditional and unfailing! I hope you know that! If God sent His own Son to die for us, not sparing Him, you must know that there's nothing He wouldn't do for you! So when we dig into this scripture, we see how even if He is silent and we don't see our prayers being answered...its only because He is drawing us closer to Him! God's silence isn't because He doesn't care, in fact its the total opposite. The more we ask and pray, the closer we're drawn to God. So then if/when we don't hear from Him just know that He's close...and He's drawing you closer! Be persistent! Humble yourselves before Him, He will meet you where ever you're at in life! And have faith that He only wants the best for you...and He will never leave you, nor forsake you! (Heb. 13:5) God wants to bless us and give us HIS desires for our lives, which doesn't necessarily mean what we want, but what we NEED!

strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord

Isaiah 41:10
'Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'

1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you!

Our growth leads to maturity
and maturity to a deeper relationship with God!

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