Dear Church Family:
I recently shared this with the Montara campus, I feel I should share it with you. In his book Everyday Champions , Joe Horn shares what Albert Barnes had written long ago.
“ Many of the most useful people in the church are distinguished mainly for their simple confidence in the promises of God; and often accomplish more by prayer and their faith in God that others do who are distinguished for their wisdom and learning. Humble piety and reliance in the divine promises, and that measure of ardor, fearlessness, and zeal which result from such confidence; that belief that all obstacles must be and will be overcome that oppose the gospel; and that God will secure the advancement of his cause, will often do infinitely more in the promotion of his kingdom than the most splendid endowments of learning and talent. Indeed, if a man were disposed to do good on the widest scale possible, to do the utmost that he possibly could in saving people, he would best accomplish it by seeking simple “ faith “ in God’s aids and promises, and then under the influence of this, engage with ardor in doing what he could. Faith is one of the highest endowments of the Christian life.”
When I read this I thought of all that are at home praying for this nation, our churches and our communities. Do not stop seeking the Lord throughout all of this.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he seeks finds, and to him who knocked it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
In this trial of our lives, we never lose sight of God and know the promise in Romans 8:28 to be true “ And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose “
All of us are so important to the kingdom of God, continue to seek him daily and beauty awaits on the other side.
Have an amazing day.
1 Corinthians 1:26-31