"O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is... Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name."
(Psalms 63:1, 4 KJV)
How do you praise the Lord? How often do you praise the Lord? Do you lift your arms toward heaven to praise the Lord? Praising the Lord, Our Awesome God, means you are praying (talking) to Him and it seems a natural thing to praise Him at times and to lift your arms toward heaven. When we do this, it is a sign of our reverence, our adoration and our surrender to God. The lifting of arms toward heaven was used in some of the sacrifices the Israelites offered to God such as the one David writes about in Psalms 141:2.
You know by this act of lifting your arms, you are surrendering to Our Awesome God and giving Him your trust. He will take control and things will proceed as God knows they should. And you, you will feel a deep peace because it is no longer a problem that you are trying to control, it is God's to do His way. But God wants you to tell Him that you want help. That you trust Him! So lift up those arms and praise Him. Tell Him how wonderful He is. You'll love the results!
Occasionally there are some people in a church who have never lifted their arms, never put their total trust in Our Awesome God and never just worshipped Him by surrendering it all to Him. These people can get a little emotional, especially the first time they release all those emotions they have harbored for years and give control into God's Hands. Love these people! They are our Lord's children and our siblings. Praise our God any way you want because He will know what you are feeling and what you are expressing. Amen!
You can never praise Our Awesome God too much. Think of all He has done from creating you, to forgiving you, to sending Jesus Christ to be a sacrifice for your sins and then adopting you into His Family when you become a Christian. He wants only the best for you. Praise His Holy Name!
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 Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour and there is more during the week. We love visitors!
"And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left."
(Isaiah 30:21 KJV)
We know that under Our Awesome God all things can happen. But do we know why He doesn't just do it as He did when He created this world? God can do whatever He wants. This is only an assumption but many verses in scripture give us the impression that He does all things with a purpose (Isaiah 14:26-27, Romans 8:28, Ephesians 1:11)
Why did Our Awesome God create man when He had angels? (Genesis 3:24) He wanted companionship, something to not just agree with Him but to know the details of why? Angels had a choice of going with Satan or staying with God. Once that choice was made by them there was no changing it. We don't know how long angels have existed and we don' know how their choices were made. But there are groups of angels which do certain things now and have a purpose or job. (Luke 2:13-14) We are different than angels.
Humans fight to keep control of life in their hands, not wanting to admit it was never in their hands but in Our Awesome God's hands. We know that something or someone much more intelligent than we are had to have been responsible for the world and all the things that make up our lives. We need a purpose in life or we wander around sticking our heads into all sorts of problems and wasting our lives. But we find no purpose, no reason to be on earth if we don't acknowledge God.
We need the knowledge that someone with complete wisdom and knowledge is in charge... Our Awesome God who created us. Then we can relax and let our blood pressure go down while we take time to really “enjoy the roses.” This "feeling" of Someone Else in charge gives us relief from carrying, not just the load of managing our lives, but our purpose here on earth. We are "free" to relax and give Our Awesome God control of everything! God is in control of all things. Praise the Lord! Amen!
Join us as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard, telling others and reminding ourselves 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 with a children's program called AWANA until 7:30 PM. There is a Prayer meeting at 7:00 PM on Wednesday and plans for more Bible Discussions in homes during the week. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill