Long time! It has been such a blessing to be encouraged by our Elders. Please thank them for their words of encouragement when you have time!
How are you? How is your week going? Can you believe that it’s the last day of July? Where does the time go? Sometimes, I feel like the months just go by faster and faster.
Psalm 46:10 calls us to “Be still, and know that I am God.” This term for us to be still is a call for us to stop. We stop all that we are doing. We stop our busyness. We stop getting consumed and swept away by our calendars. Even if it’s just for a moment, we are called to stop.
Stop and do what? Be still. We take a breath of fresh air. We enjoy God’s creation around us. We take a moment and thank God for our families. We take time to appreciate all the blessings around us. We remind ourselves of our weakness and brokenness. Be still.
Not only that, we are called to know that our God is God. He is the One who has given us the air we breath. He has created all that is around us. He is the Giver of every perfect Gift. He is the God who has given us the most precious gift of His Son, as He sent His Son to die for our sins. His Son was judged so that we may be justified. He was crucified so that we may be glorified. Know that He is God.
As we do this, it leads us to do the rest of Psalm 46:10- “I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” We exalt Him, because we can see Him.
We talked about the blind man this past Sunday. Have we been blind to God? Have we been blind to His grace and mercy? Have we been blind to the love that was perfectly displayed on the cross for us?
Just like the man, through Christ, He opens up our eyes. Have we seen Him, the Light of the World? Have our sins been washed away by His blood?
Take a moment and be still. Take a moment and know our God. Take a moment and see. Take a moment to believe and repent. And may this lead you to exalt Him.
Please be sure to read the reminder email that I just sent out. See you all on Sunday for Lord’s Day Worship!
In Christ,
Pastor Tim
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