FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Pastor Brad Qualls Co-Pastor Jonelle Hammack
Our God is truly a mighty God!
Isaiah 45:5 says “I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside Me.”
We tend to just take so much for granted, which tends to make us slack off on the praise that is due to our Heavenly Father daily! So we just want to give you a few things to think about as you consider what your God is doing and has done for all of us!
He is our Creator and everything in this world was created for our pleasure. He has promised never to leave us or forsake us. He tells us in Isaiah that He will never forget us….we are on His mind continually. And whether we believe it or not He is working all things out for our good…..we tend to make the wrong decisions and go the wrong direction sometimes. Our Heavenly Father does not condemn us or turn His back on us; He just keeps working with us and leading us in the way that is best for us. We cause ourselves a lot of delay and detours, but our Heavenly Father always knows which way we need to go. Bro. Andy always said that God is the only one Who can un-scramble eggs!
Our God never makes mistakes. He never fails and He never stops loving us, even when we are Un-lovable! If He’s made you a promise, you can count on it coming to pass in your life; in His time, not yours. He always does what He says He will do.
The same God who hung the sun and moon, the One Who told the stars when to shine is the same God who comforts our hearts when they are broken and lifts us up when we are down. Though the wind and the seas are at His command, so many times through the Word we are told that He is holding us by the right hand. He will never let go because He loves us with an everlasting love and He has a Good plan for each one of our lives. And yet His love for us is unconditional…..No strings attached! Even when we are at our worst, He still loves us and is moving in our lives.
He was willing to send His own Son into this world to pay the price for sin that we could never pay. And even though we have become a part of His family by asking Jesus into our hearts, we still tend to mess up because of this flesh, He still loves us. When Jesus paid the price for us, we were covered from past, present and future sins. Now that is true love! Did we deserve it? No!!! That is where God’s Amazing Grace comes into effect in our lives. His Son died to make us worthy and when He looks at us He looks at us through the blood of Jesus our Savior. He sees us as the finished product.
The Bible says that the day is coming when Jesus will step out of those clouds and we, the church, the born again believers, will rise to meet Him in the clouds. And at that moment when we look at Him the Word says that we will see Him as He is, for we shall be like Him! To me, this is Awesome, that our Heavenly Father loves us and wants us in His family that much.
Truly, He is a mighty God. He is a holy God! He is an Awesome God and He loves us and He is our Father. No good thing will He withhold from us!
Ephesians 3:20 says that our God is able to do Exceeding, Abundantly above ALL that we can ever ask or imagine!
Don’t ever take Him for granted. We should not let one day go by without thanking and praising Him for Who He is and for what He has done. His love for us is amazing and should be the reason we want to live for Him. In fact the Bible says that we love Him because He first loved us! He is a mighty God!!!