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September 15, 2019 Musing

My way or God’s way.

Mark 11:22 KJV “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

Demonstrating your faith requires accepting the things of life just as they are. It also means that you are willing to be satisfied regardless of the situation that you find yourself in. Now that takes faith my friends. It isn’t natural for you to accept less than what you want or think you need. So, what do you do? How do you find a way to accept something you never expected?

First of all, you need to realize that God knows what is best for you. You may find out that what you need to accept actually will be a blessing. Often, blessing comes in disguised packages. The disguise causes you to do evaluate what you have and see it for what it really is. You need to understand that there is a different kind of blessing awaiting you if you are willing to accept what God gives you.

Next, it is important that you learn there are better ways to find a solution to your problem or situation. It has been my experience that there have been so many ways to accomplish a task or solve a problem. Your faith must be such that you accept things as they are or at least try to learn how to live with alternate solutions for your dilemma.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

September 14, 2019 Musing

Jesus guides and directs us all our life.

The daily grind can be difficult to handle if you don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s not unusual to be bombarded with numerous barriers to overcome during your daily routine. Trying to face these barriers by yourself can take its toll on your ability to feel the joy God wants you to have in your life. Take each barrier to the Lord in prayer and ask Him to assist you in handling each one.

Every aspect of your life should be handled with prayer. Pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Pray for peace of mind as the pressures of each barrier initially bring challenges that need resolution. God is with you because you have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. Jesus said, “I will be with you always, even until until the end of the world.” Matthew 28:20b KJV

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

September 12, 2019 Musing

If Jesus is your Savior, you have life everlasting.

Can all your sins be forgiven? Jesus was pretty clear on what is and isn’t forgiven. Matthew 12:31, “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.” So what’s the answer? There is one sin that will not be forgiven. To refuse to acknowledge God’s presence through the Holy Spirit is to blasphemy God. It’s like you don’t believe that God exists. God has promise us His presence because He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth to be “God with us”. When we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, we receive the promise Jesus made to all believers. He said that we would not be alone. We would have a Comforter through the person of the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit. To not believe in God or His presence in your life is an unpardonable sin. You are in essence calling God a liar and a deceiver. If I were you, I wouldn’t be calling God any names like that. God is a righteous God but His righteousness is only available to those who truly believe on the name of Jesus Christ. God has done so much to provide for the means of salvation. His love for you as His creation demonstrates how much He loves you. I remember a short quote used years ago, “Believe and receive, doubt and do without.” I don’t know who authored it but I really like its truth.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

September 11, 2019 Musing

An open invitation to you.
 
You know it is great to have an open invitation from Jesus. He is always there waiting for you to come to Him so He can make your life better and give you the comfort of knowing that your life is more complete. These words are recorded in Matthew 11:28 KJV, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” The impact of the word “Come” should really come to you in the form of an permanent invitation. This is a personal invitation that Jesus gave not only to those in His time here on earth but extends to everyone in the future. Everyone labors and is burdened with problems that need resolution. So, why not take them to Jesus because He does know about your troubles. He knows the issues that you are dealing with and I believe He knows what would be a good solution for you.
 
People do need the Lord. The problem people have is that they don’t feel comfortable in taking that need to Jesus. Until you can see that Jesus can help you, you probably won’t fully understand how He provides a solution to your personal situation. This is where the element of faith and trust come in. You may have said at one time or another, “How long am I going to have to deal with my problem or issue?” If you think that you will come up with the solution without the Lord’s help then you probably going to be disappointed. When there are situations that need a solution, the first thing that you should do is stop whatever you are doing an get into an attitude of prayer. Tell the Lord that you need him and are seeking His guidance. What you are really looking for is a resolution to your situation so that you will have a state of peace in your life. Since Jesus offers this to all who will call upon Him, why not give it a try.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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