FBC E-Blast - June 29, 2020
FBC E-Blast

June 29, 2020

Requirements of Waiting - Psalm 25

Waiting for God's timing is neither passive nor idle--it takes discipline and commitment. I can think of four basic requirements for successful waiting.

Faith. The Lord's ways and timing are nothing like ours (Isaiah 55:8-9). From a human standpoint, He usually does things in a totally different way than we expect. But as we trust Him more, we'll discover that His approach isn't so strange after all. And when we live in harmony with God's will, His timing starts to make sense.

Humility. To wait for the Lord, you must be convinced of your need for Him. Submission to His divine will requires humility - you cannot charge ahead with your own plans and at the same time be fully surrendered to God.

Patience. Are you willing to remain in your current position until you receive clear divine direction? Pausing for clarity from God does not mean that you disengage and allow circumstances to fall apart around you. Waiting upon the Lord is a deliberate decision that requires patience.

Courage. Waiting for God often takes courage, especially when there is pressure to act. If you're not careful, you might stop listening to the Lord and follow other advice. So keep your ear attuned to the voice of Almighty God, and you won't go wrong.

Waiting upon the Lord is one of the wisest, most important decisions we make in life. And contrary to popular assumptions, it is an active endeavor that requires faith, humility, patience, and courage. When you rely upon God and wait for His timing, the various facets of life fall into place.

Current Sermon Series
      How do we remain hopeful in a world that seems hopelessly broken? How do we continue to trust a God that seems conspicuously absent? How do we find peace in a world that is spinning out of control? If you've ever asked questions like these, you're not alone, and you're not the first. Uncertainty is nothing new, and the uncertainty we face today is no different from the uncertainty faced by the men and women of the Bible. Like them, we are left to question God's faithfulness, His presence, His concern. In this series, we're reminded that He's Still Got the Whole World in His Hands.

Last Week:
      As we begin a new series called "He's Still Got The Whole World In His Hands," we will look at the crises and uncertainties throughout the Bible that shows us that the crises and uncertainties that we experience today are Nothing New, and that we can rely on God for He is always certain!
      Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will continue our study of He's Still Got The Whole World In His Hands.

Upcoming Events

Live-Streaming Service at 9:45AM. We are still live-streaming our service for those who feel uncomfortable returning to corporate worship, until we can have the capabilities to livestream our services while in the auditorium. The streaming will still take place via Facebook live at 9:45 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website. There will be no Sunday School or Wednesday Night Services until further notice.

July 5 - NO Carry-In Fellowship Dinner

July 12 - Guest Speaker Mark Salomon will be preaching. There will be no online streaming service, this week.

July 19 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM.

July 19 - Sunday School Resumes at 9:45 AM.

August 23 - Church Outside at 11 AM at the Caldwell's home. NO services at the church.

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