At times we believe that our plans are better than God's plans, we are delusional to believe that we control our lives, thou in some way that is true, but we forget that God, the Creator, has a better and greater plan for our lives.
Birthday, Christmas and many other holidays are reasons that people receive gifts. These gifts of course with the passing of time may be given away, may break, or you may throw them in the trash or give them to a thrift store. There is one gift that does not have an expiration date, you could refuse it, and this gift is everlasting. The gift we are speaking is the git that comes from our Heavenly Creator.
It is not enough to pray to God for the things we need, at times we also have to get involved. You can pray to God for a job but don't expect to get a call if you have not filled out applications for work or have sent your resume to companies that are looking for workers, you have to send your information and let God help you get the right job that is for you. The book of Matthew clearly tells us that we are to ask, seek and knock.
In today's service our brother Luke Shannon, who has one more year of Seminary, will be making a presentation about his experience as an Interim at MCC and also his travels to the Holy Land and how he saw things.
We are so tied down to the things of this world, we get caught up with worries, we become more preoccupied with money, buying things and planning for the future, and that is all right to do but when it does not include God then things are vain and useless. In today's message, Rev. Dr. Lori explains to us what we must do to stay focus on God and in God.
Are theses two separate things in the Christian life? Is endurance supposed to be hand in hand with wisdom? Toda, Rev. Dr. Lori explains to us the difference and who these two words come together in our lives.
Sheep need a guide, an individual who can lead them to the correct pastures, this individual is The Shepherd. Likewise, we need the Creator, Jesus the Christ and the Holy Spirit to guide us to all truth.