FBC E-Blast - November 4, 2019
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November 4, 2019

A Godly Heart - Psalm 37

The Lord promises to give us the desires of our hearts. But many people take this passage out of context, forgetting that their own mindset plays a vital part in bringing it to fruition. As my mother once said, "Where your mind goes, your feet go, so be careful what you think about."

What is your responsibility when it comes to claiming promises from God?

Delight yourselves in the Lord (Psalm 37:4). Christians should rejoice in God and desire to walk in obedience. The Lord must have first place in your life before you can claim the promise in this verse.

God can save us from worldly desires, but we must be willing to commit ourselves to Him and trust that His response is the best thing for us. When we put our lives entirely in the Father's hands, we can claim the wonderful promises He has for us and then rest in His grace.

Commit your way to the Lord (v. 5). Allow God to change any aspect of your ambition that is not His will.

Commit your way to the Lord (v. 5). Allow God to change any aspect of your ambition that is not His will.

Remember that when He doesn't answer a prayer as you wished, it is for a reason.

Trust in Him (v. 5). God is merciful, all-knowing, kind, and generous. You can trust Him with your hopes and dreams.

Rest in Him (v. 7). Resting in the Lord means trusting Him to answer prayers in His timing or transform your aspirations so they conform to His will.

Wait upon the Lord patiently (v. 7). Jesus waited three decades before beginning His three-year ministry on earth. According to His example, waiting is one of the key principles of Christian living.

Do your desires align with God's purpose and plan for your life? He longs to give His followers abundant blessings and fullness of joy. So allow your dreams to be conformed to the Lord's will, and follow His guidance faithfully. Only when you surrender to Him will you experience God's best for your life.

Current Sermon Series
      It can be difficult to believe in a God we cannot see. We wonder why God didn't answer our prayers, why God allows suffering, or why we can't feel His presence. God may not meet all your expectations - but that's good news! Find out why in this series: I Want to Believe, But...
      In this series, we'll look at four different versions of "God" which don't exist - they're fabrications people often want to believe about the nature of God. But when we start to put God in a box, we create our own ideas about Him and what He's supposed to do for us. We will look at the On-Demand God, Killjoy God, Goosebumps God, and Heartless God

Last Week:
      We saw that God is not an On-Demand God. He does not exist to serve us, we exist to serve Him. We learned that His heart is always loving, His ways are always higher, and His presence is always enough.
      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 looking into our series I Want to Believe, But... by looking into how God is not a Killyjoy God.

Upcoming Events

November 10 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

November 10 - Veteran's Day & Thanksgiving Dinner following the AM Worship Service

November 18-25 - Operation Christmas Child Collection. There are boxes available for free in the church foyer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lori Weber.

November 24 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering following AM Worship service

November 26 - Thanksgiving Service at 7 PM

November 27 - NO Wednesday Night Service

December 7 - Ladies' Ornament Exchange at the church at 11 AM.

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    Midway, PA   15060
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