Dear Brothers and Sisters
I sure miss being with you at this time. The sanctuary feels so empty without the voices and laughter. I’m praying for each of you daily for the presence of God, for the hope we have in Christ and for the keepIng power of God. I pray you continue to stay well and blessed. Sherry and I want to send our love to you. I want to share a devotion that I read today by Henry and Richard Blackaby in their book, Experiencing God.
Those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. (Psalm 9:10 ESV)
God is not a concept or a doctrine. He is a Person who seeks a close, one on one relationship with you and me. God does not want us to merely believe in Him, He wants to relate to us on a personal level. He does not just want to hear us recite prayers, He wants to converse with us. Gods plan is not to abandon Christians once we are born again, leaving us to build the best life we can. He does not intend that we simply use our wits to “get by”, to “bravely survive” until we are finally ushered into heaven. God wants to be actively involved in our lives each day.
God knows what your life can become. Only He understands your full potential as His child. He does not want you to miss out on anything He has for you. I believe that within the heart of every Christian is an innate desire to know God and do His will.
When you became a Christian, you were immediately adopted as a child of the Heavenly King. The King’s business became your business. And now as your Savior and Lord, Christ wants to bring your life into the middle of His activity, which offers salvation to every person on earth. God Himself will give you the desire to serve and obey Him. The Holy Spirit will create within your longing to know the Father’s will and to become involved in what God is doing around you.
Yet God has far more in store for your life than merely giving you an assignment to accomplish for Him. He wants you to have an intimate love relationship with Him that is real and personal. Jesus said, “This is eternal life; that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent-Jesus Christ(John 17:3 HCSB)
I pray that Gods peace, presence, provision and power be with you.