Each week, you will find brief insights on this blog page into Pastor Rodney's upcoming Sunday message. After each Sunday service, visit this blog again to view the same post, updated with a video of our worship time.
Sep7FriSeptember 7, 2018
“Look at others, and be distressed. Look at yourself, and be depressed. Look to God, and you’ll blessed.” This saying, although I do not know who authored it, has some good Biblical theology behind it. Anytime we get our eyes off the Lord, we are headed for discouragement and trouble - I unfortunately speak from experience. But you and I are in good company because this has been the plight of humankind since the beginning! The Bible reminds us we are going to having trials and opposition in this life. During these times we need to be reminded of the greatness of our Creator. We also need to be reminded that our Savior and Lord, can understand and sympathize with our humanness - in every point! The prophet Isaiah had to remind God’s peoples when they were facing a difficult task and seeming impossible tomorrow to “lift up (their) eyes on high, and see who has created these things!” This same God has promised “those who wait on the LORD, shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40: 31) To wait does not imply we do nothing, but to look to God for all that we need! We can look to Him and lean upon His promises. We can rely on His power - “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) We can rely upon His provision - “and my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
The God of the Old Testament (“Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today!” Ex. 14:13) is the God of the New Testament, the God of today, tomorrow and eternity, so - wait on the LORD!
In His Service,