FBC E-Blast - October 21, 2019
FBC E-Blast

October 21, 2019

Our Heart's Desires - Psalm 145

If you could have anything in the world, what would it be? Your answer reveals a lot about who you are. The psalmist writes, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4). There is nothing wrong with desires - they motivate us to achieve great things. But not all of our yearnings come from God.

Consider your aspirations and what they say about who you are:

Do you hope for a position of authority in order to be in control? Longing for personal advancement in order to manipulate others reveals a lack of integrity, whereas a godly person craves righteousness.

Do you dream about wealth and fame? Perhaps there's a void in your spirit that you're trying to fill. But only God can meet the insatiable needs of the human heart.

Are you afraid to ask the Lord for what you want? Maybe you think He won't listen, but God tells us to approach His throne with boldness and confidence (Hebrews 4:16).

If the Lord doesn't respond affirmatively to your prayers, ask Him to make your desires conform to His will. Whatever you do, don't take matters into your own hands and go after what you want. There is always a high price to pay for rebelling against God.

God cares for us bountifully, but that doesn't mean we can expect Him to deliver whatever we want, whenever we want it. Only when our dreams align with His plan for our lives does He fulfill them. The thoughts that preoccupy us are an accurate barometer of the state of our relationship with Christ.

Current Sermon Series
      God saves people from all walks of life, but He doesn't just save us. He saves us into a body of believers called the Church. God is using His Church to spread the gospel, as we are called to be the salt and light of the world. To live out this calling, we must allow the gospel to change and shape every aspect of our lives.

Last Week:
      Stop filling your life with stuff. Start storing your treasures in heaven. We can by living a life that is marked by generosity and by living open-handed lives (you don't hold on to anything too tightly). Where your treasure is, is where your heart is.
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Next Week:
      We will celebrate First Responder Service. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

October 23 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM

October 27 - First Responder's Service: 9 AM - Breakfast, 9:30 - Meet the Responders, and 11 AM - Worship Service

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.

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    Midway, PA   15060
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