"But verify God hath heard me; He hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, Which hath not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me!"
(Psalm 66:19-20 NKJV)
Our Awesome, infinite, complex, loving and righteous God will meet you where you are in your walk with Him. He can be so simple that a child of 6 years can understand Him or He can be so complex that you soon realize you will never know everything about Him. Most of us can only begin our conversation with Him where our knowledge of Him has led us. But we all need to talk with Him to understand Him as well as we can. Like all your friends and loved ones, be they neighbors or relatives, in order to know them you must talk to them. "My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up". (Psalm 5:3 NKJV)
As with all conversations it may be simple or complex in nature, but you need to know you can ask Our Awesome God anything and He will have the answer. As you slowly feel your way into conversation with God you begin to feel more confident and aware that He is listening and understands. But God knows that you need to express it aloud; hearing yourself say it is important to your remembering.
Talking with Our Awesome God will never be boring! Tell Him how you feel. Start where you are comfortable and advance at your pace to a deeper knowledge and understanding of this powerful, eternal and all knowing God whom you can lean on. Go on, tell Him how you feel. God knows everything and loves you beyond any love we know or really understand. Think of that for a minute or two. What are you really waiting for? Begin your conversations now with God, the great "I AM"! Our Awesome God can and will do whatever is necessary (if anything is) because He has the power, love and mercy to do it. But He wants to hear you express your concerns and fears!
We (as a church) want all people in church, worshipping Our Awesome God with faith and obedience every Sunday. If you are not yet a Christian, it is time that you should know and love Our Awesome God as your Creator and Savior. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him. We start 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 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!
"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:"
(1 Peter 2:2 KJV)
"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen."
(2 Peter 3:18 KJV)
We would all like to enrich our lives while improving ourselves and the lives of those around us. We need to know which things we are doing for Our Awesome God and for ourselves. This is not so easily done, but one way to start is to know what you are doing daily and insert changes with improvements as needed to be sure it is for God's glory. With this in mind, just take a week (last week) and write down what you did from Sunday through Saturday with the start of your day (time), what you did after you got up, got a drink, took a shower, had breakfast, etc. for the whole day including what time to bed that night. Do it for the full week on your computer, an old unused calendar or a pad of paper, leaving space for additions between the lines. Go through your list one item at a time and decide if it is for yourself or does it glorify God, or both; or is it something that leads you away from God. Put it somewhere that you can easily add or remove an activity, but get it down so you can tell what your usual routine is. Maybe it includes school, work, home or retirement activities, etc.
Anything that leads you away from God should be eliminated first. Replace it with God glorifying activities. Then consider putting other improvements into your daily activities that you aren't doing now and that glorify Our Awesome God. The schedule replacements and improvements might include things such as, spend time praying in the morning and evening, read the Bible for 1/2 hour daily or every other day, finding time and a Bible Study group to attend, go to Church on Wednesday evening, learning to pause when you are tense and talk to God, etc. The improvements may include anything that increases your growth and maturity in Christ.
Then take a new paper or calendar, or update your computer to make a new calendar of daily activities that includes the improvements as well as your daily activities. Now you may need to take some activities off your list or rearrange your present calendar in some way but be sure there are more activities to include God. If necessary, change several days to get the new activity in, but get it in! Make a fresh paper copy and use it to keep you on the new schedule. You will gain in Christian maturity as you regularly spend more time with Our Awesome God. Start your new schedule as soon as you can so it can become a habit in 2017.
Our church is a loving church that wants to help others to 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. Our church has a Bible Study at 9:30 AM on Sunday and Worship Service at 10:30 AM and then at 6:00 PM there is another Bible Study that meets for an hour with a children's program called AWANA running 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