Greetings in the wonderful Name of Jesus! Trusting this email finds you well, and sensing the great love of the Lord upon your life. I am writing today to encourage you...to encourage you to remember exactly who you are in Christ Jesus. You...are a child of God! John tells us plainly in chapter one, verses twelve and thirteen, "But as many as received Him (Jesus), to them He has given the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."
If you have received Christ into your heart and spirit as your personal Savior and Lord, you have entered into a brand new relationship with God. This relationship never gets old! Please know, and if necessary be reminded that now, God is for you, not against you (Romans 8:31b). He is concerned about you, He loves you, He wants the ultimate good to come to pass in your life. And, He "will fight for you" Exodus 14:4a.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, what a wonderful fellowship we have entered into! Let's try our hardest not to let anything (ANYTHING!!) get in the way of this holy relationship with our Father in heaven. Worries? Offenses? Stresses? Financial concerns? Marriages? Children? Relationships? Health? Etc, etc, etc? Our Father knows all about these things, and He is here to help us through each circumstance and become over-comers in all areas of life.
Romans 8:37-39 "No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Stay close to Jesus! Rest in His love, meditate on His Word, for His word is life (John 6:63b.) Let's not let anything get in the way of this wonderful, beautiful, awesome relationship with the Lord!
Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer. So very thankful for the great services this past Sunday in our absence as we visited with family members from out of state. Thank you to all that made the services run so smoothly and powerfully!
See you all this Sunday!!
All For Jesus,
In His Love,
Pastor Rick and Pamela