August 23,2017

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are having a great week. Our God is an awesome God who created the heavens and the earth. This week we were witness to His glory as He turned the mighty sun into a night light. But what’s more amazing than that is the fact that this very same powerful God knows your heart, knows your cares and concerns, and above all He knows you by name and loves you more than you can imagine. Remember in all things give thanks because we as His children are richly blessed. Here is your scripture reading for the week.


Psalm 37:1-7


At a very early age we are taught what it means to play nice with others. We are taught to keep our hands to ourselves which is a nice way to say don’t punch each other. Don’t hit each other with or without the toy truck in your hand (you have to be specific about these things.) Don’t pull each other’s hair even when it’s so conveniently put into a pony tail ready to be yanked and above all don’t bite.


It is also explained to us that when we play games with each other, there are set rules that we have to follow. These rules are in place so that the game can be played fairly and anyone has the opportunity to win. We learn at that time that the people who don’t follow these rules are called “CHEATERS”. That’s when we first heard the words “Winners never cheat, and cheaters never win” which had to be true because life is fair. I guess at a young age as we are learning to play nice together life is a little simpler and yes, it can be black and white, good and bad, or fair and not fair.


I think as each of us grew older and moved from the age of children to adulthood we learned something different about life as being fair. It was with me as I’m sure it was with you that we tried to play fair in this game of life that we found ourselves involved in. We played fair and we expected life was going to play fair also but that was not always the case. Cheaters won and were proud of it, honesty, hard work, and playing by the rules did not guarantee a win and has even been looked upon as a deterrent to “making it” in today’s world. Maybe somewhere along the way someone changed the rules to this game? Maybe it’s not a game?


Have the rules changed? According to the ways of the world, yes they have. But for those of you who know Jesus as Lord and Savior the rules have never nor will they ever change. Scripture says that we are to be in this world but not of this world. Our rules, our plans for our lives are written down in a book and will never change. Verse 3 says “Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness.” If you are looking to this world to fulfill the desires of your heart, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Trust in the One who will never change to please an ever changing world, Jesus our Lord.


God Bless,

Pastor Dave