"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
(Philippians 4:19 KJV)
"I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread."
(Psalms 37:25 KJV)
A good definition of Needs would be: anything without which a person cannot live or function to his maximal ability in the tasks to which God has called him or her. (Paraphrased from Easton's Bible Dictionary). Our Awesome God is committed to meeting your needs. He has always done what He said He would do (Genesis 17:16-17). He is unchanging and faithful (Hebrews 13:8). God created all things and all things belong to Him (Genesis 1:1), so He is more than rich enough to provide all the necessary things for His people.
So why do you feel that your "needs" aren't all being met? Most of the time, the real needs are taken care of but there are other things included that you want badly but can do without. We call these "wants" and they are often difficult to separate from the needs.
So let's look at specific needs as defined above. Basic individual needs are: food, water, shelter, clothing, some form of transportation and some have special medical needs. Everyone needs these just for survival.
Our Awesome God has given us responsibilities and tasks that generate needs under specific circumstances. We are to pay our debts (Psalm 37:21) and taxes (Romans 13:6-7). We must provide for our families (1st Timothy 5:8). We are to be involved with teaching the Gospel (Matthew 28:19-20).
All of these may generate needs that often are unique to the individual and Our Awesome God has promised to supply them all. But He doesn't say when and He wants you to ask Him for each one so you will clearly see His provision. Sometimes our wants sneak into our needs. You may ask for a new minivan for your family transportation need and receive an old microbus.
Probably most people in our society have more wants than needs. Sometimes the desire is so strong that it honestly feels like a need. But apply the definition and be honest: can I live and function without it? If so, then it is probably just a want. That doesn't say you can't have any wants! It's OK to ask God for your wants. He will often give them to you if it won't tempt you or hurt you, because He loves you.
God wants you to realize He loves you and would never harm you. Our Awesome God wants you to trust Him with your needs as well as all other aspects of your life. It takes giving all yourself to God, not just part of you, but a complete surrender to God who loves you unconditionally. Praise the Lord! See you in church.
LWBC is a Bible believing church that tries to live Jesus Christ's commandment to "love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12 KJV) Join us this Sunday as we learn more about Our Awesome God and how to teach others from His Holy Bible. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour along with a children's Program called AWANA until 7:30 PM. (September through May). On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests and Bible Study along with a separate Spanish Bible Study until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
"Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."
(1 Timothy 4:12 KJV)
Our Awesome God inspired Paul to write these words to Timothy in the above Holy Bible Scripture. It shows that you are watched as an example, sometimes because you are young, sometimes because you are old and sometimes because you are a Christian. And sometimes because you have been all the above and have not always kept God's Word as you should.
A story is told of a high school senior who was honored for his integrity. It seems that they were in a spelling bee contest and the senior was given the word auditorium to spell. Bruce, the senior, looked down to think about how it was spelled and there it was written on the podium. He showed the judges where it was written and was given a harder word to spell. But his honesty was noticed and he was honored for it.
We just don't know when our actions might become an example to those around us. Our God wants us to be good examples of loving others more than ourselves, of honesty, of righteousness, of honoring God and justice. But if we are living our lives each day as Our Awesome God and Jesus Christ asked us to, then our behavior will model Their righteousness and love, no matter who is watching. Righteousness, love, honor for our God, and justice should be the goal of all Christians no matter what their age. Occasionally, we should play back in our minds what was said and make sure our part was truly honoring our Lord. Then ask yourself have I been a good example today for our Lord?
Keep your focus on Our Awesome God and what He would want you to do. Join us in praising and worshipping Our Awesome God at your church or mine but praise Him! He wants you to be a living example of what Jesus Christ taught everyday and in every way.
Join us at LWBC every Sunday at 9:30 AM, we have small group Bible Studies and at 10:30 AM, we meet in the sanctuary for Worship Service. Sunday evening at 6:00 PM we have Bible Study along with AWANA for children (September through May) until 7:30 PM. Our programs include Home Bible Studies and a Wednesday Prayer Meeting but are varied as we teach and preach from Our Awesome God's Holy Bible. We love visitors and practice the "love one another" commandment to all.
"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief."
(1 Timothy 1:15 KJV)
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
(John 3:16 KJV)
Jesus Christ, Our Awesome God's son, has been acclaimed as the greatest religious leader who ever lived, as being the most influential person to have lived on our planet, and as being unique to the degree that no one can be compared to Him. But considering Jesus Christ merely on the basis of a very good life and His excellent moral teaching will not remove the stumbling blocks to Christianity raised by an unbelieving world. The real test of what one thinks of Him must revolve around who He claimed to be and what He accomplished during His brief mission to our Earth. Was He a liar or God's Son?
The predominant theme of the Holy Scriptures is Jesus Christ and the work of Jesus Christ. He is the Son of Our Awesome God and He left His exalted place in heaven to become a human being, to die a painful death by crucifixion, and to be buried in a cave. He rose again on the third day from the dead. He is the only all-sufficient Savior of the world and He lives. He will come again to this earth to rule and maintain His Father's kingdom. If we remove Jesus Christ from the Bible Scriptures, it robs them of all coherent meaning and continuity. And it will rob you of going to heaven.
Jesus Christ, Our Awesome God's Son:
1) is the Son of God (John 1:2,3;John 6:69; 1 Peter 2:24)
2) Became Man (Phillipians 2:7,8;John 1:14;)
3) Did the work of the Father (John 12:27; Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 3:18)
After Jesus Christ humbled Himself to become a lowly man (a created being), then teaching, becoming the perfect man, being beaten and mocked, hung on a piece of wood with nails in His wrists and dying there for our sins, wouldn't you think we could, at least, Thank Him daily? But how many of you told Jesus Christ "Thank You" today? How many really believe in Jesus Christ?
Come join us as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard, telling others about His story, Jesus Christ's Salvation, and our eternal home with Him, trying to help them to understand Our Creator better. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour along with a program for children called AWANA. We have a Prayer Meeting and Bible Study that meets at 7:00 PM on Wednesday. Learn with us about Jesus Christ! We love visitors.
Flo & Bill