"Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."
(John 20:29 KJV)
We are easily distracted from the unseen Kingdom of Our Awesome God by the things of this world that we can see. Take Peter for instance, if he was going to walk on water to Jesus he had to ignore what he could see, the high wind and waves battering the boat, and walk to Him. He would not get there if he focused on the waves and he couldn't do both. Peter had to focus on Jesus, a Jesus he could see, but he needed a trust he could not see to get him across those angry waves. When he lost that focus and trust, he started sinking.
When you pray, you cannot see anyone and yet, by focusing on talking to Our Awesome God, you can know He hears you. And when He answers, you cannot see Him but the deep peace He leaves with you makes you know He heard and will take care of the "problem."
Sometimes the telephone rings and we answer it instead of going to prayer time. We are easily distracted by the physical things we see instead of the job we set out to do--pray. God is patient but He wants us to eagerly trust and seek Him. He is in control of all things.
Are you easily distracted from doing what God wants you to do because you cannot see Him? He will still be with you and know if you did what He asked. So remember that your commitment to Our Awesome God is more important than picking up your suits from the cleaners. God is your future but you cannot see Him unless He makes it happen. Ah, but He loves you!
Our future is heaven if we are God's children. Are you a Christian just waiting to go home? It will be a perfect world with no poverty, no crying, no death, with justice, with no fighting, with happiness, plenty to eat, clothes and a mansion are provided. Most of all, Our Awesome God will be there! Heaven is not yet seen by us, but it is there.
Our church is a loving church that wants to help others and ourselves to have a better understanding of Our Awesome God and His love, mercy and grace for all of mankind. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we love others while preaching and teaching from our Holy Bible about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. On Sunday, our church has a Bible Study at 9:30 AM, a Worship Service at 10:30 AM and then at 6:00 PM there is another Bible Study hour along with a children's program called AWANA which goes 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!
Flo & Bill