Musings on God’s Word
May I say first of all how wonderful everything went on Sunday the 19th. I want to once again thank the special guest speakers and everyone involved in the service. It was such a blessing. We have a wonderful family of believers and I encourage everyone to invite your family and friends to our future services.
It appears our newspaper ads are letting the community know we are a Chapel that is alive and faithfully sounding the word of God. Keep praying for God’s will for our future. There are new church plants in our community and other churches are seeing growth. Praise the Lord. Let’s pray for a revival in our community.
During the course of our daily devotions this week we were directed to Psalm 46. I was particularly drawn to verses 10 & 11.
- Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
- The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
The first two words of verse 10 struck me in relation to the day and age in which we live.
Being still is something we humans have a hard time doing. If you’re like me, activity is something that drives our lives. The world around us is in constant motion. Vehicles speeding in all directions, airports overflowing with people going somewhere and pedestrians in a hurry on our streets.
It would seem that everyone feels it necessary to keep moving rather than stopping to take stock of where they are and what they are doing. David reminds us that we need to “BE STILL and know that I am God.
Stillness seems to equate to doing nothing. Stillness can be doing something. Contemplating God’s creation, considering others and their needs, or spending time in prayerful contemplation of our purpose here on earth. Knowing God and who He is is an important part of who we are as Christians. Being still and communing with God strengthens our walk as Christians. Taking the time to remind ourselves of the blessings we each and everyone enjoy.
As Christians we have a realization of how awesome God is and how much He cares for each of us. Business and activity often cause us to forget our position in God’s scheme of things. WE are watched over, blessed and cared for by God himself. That does not mean we escape some of the trials and tribulations of life but it does mean we have a Father who cares, a Son who intercedes, a Holy Spirit who guides, and a Savior who has saved us from hell. The rest of those verses also reminds us that God will be exalted in all the earth and the Lord of hosts is with us.
Try to take time to look around you and appreciate the wonder of this world, the intricacy of our human body, and all the earth and space that God created. In spite of the turmoil and trouble of our world, take the time to STOP and KNOW that I am God. Quiet contemplation is a good thing.
God Bless you all and may God provide you with that peace and quiet contemplation we each need to exist in this world. Take the time to share the Good News of Salvation.
I particularly enjoyed our coffee get together this morning at the A&W. Thanks Petunia! What a great time of fellowship. Just talking face to face and sharing the blessings and difficulties.
When: Sunday Mar 26, 2023
09:00 am Breaking of Bread
10:15 am Fellowship Time
11:00 am Family Bible Hour
Speaker: Mike Millard
Our building restoration is nearly complete, but there are a couple of things we need to think about in the near future.
- cleaning up the back parking lot and getting it re-graveled with some clean gravel.
- replacing the front grass with some practical material and a small garden area of drought hardy shrubs.
- considering a more up to date sign in order to inform the community of who we are
- consider adding to our sound system the ability to video record our services which can then be presented on our updated website and youtube.
All of the above is food for thought.
Thanks to Don Kitsch for his work with the audio recordings.
SEE YOU ALL ON SUNDAYJACK PEAKE