EDGE BAPTIST CHURCH September-2018
From the Pastor's Desk:
September ushers in Autumn and even though we may still experience a ninety degree temperature day in the next few weeks, cooler temperatures are fast approaching. Did I hear someone say "Where is the extra blanket?" Soon enough, friends and neighbors , soon enough! God established the seasons and the tides and we can trust Him to manage the Creation which was established as we know it according to the the Book of Genesis. Amen? Amen!
I want to talk with you about trusting God in the deeper matters of life, not just for the seasons and the weather. Proverbs 3:5-7 declare," Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil." Are you trusting Him today, dear friend? Are you trusting Him in your grief over losing a spouse or loved one? Are you trusting Him with your cancer or other health condition? Are you trusting Him regarding a divorce or the ending of another relationship? Are you trusting Him with your finances and the cost of living? Are you trusting Him through the unrest in the Middle East and other regions of the globe? Are you trusting Him regarding your children and grandchildren in terms of their health, relationships, and the choices that they make? Are you trusting Him for the very breath in your lungs and the continuation of blood coursing through your veins? Dear Friend, I want you to know that you can trust Him. He alone is worthy of your devoted trust because others can and will let you down or disappoint you.
The Lord has declared in Hebrews 13:5,"....for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." " To leave" is to physically depart and "to forsake" is to emotionally abandon. As a Christian , the Holy Spirit abides within you. You are sealed by and with His presence. Our emotions are the weakest part of our makeup and character. We need and require His strength when we are "running on empty." That applies to mental, emotional, and physical realms. Draw upon His strength today , dear Friend. Trust Him. Trust Him. TRUST HIM !!!! Think about it! Pray about it! Do it! I'm excited !!!
In His Service,