CORNERSTONE – BLOG

Cornerstone

In reading a book by Dr. Jeremiah,  he included a passage written by John Phillips, “Governments may be weak or strong, just or oppressive, benevolent or cruel, wise or foolish, but in each case, God has His way and moves His own plans forward. Democracies and dictatorships alike are under His control….Nations come and go, kingdoms rise and fall, empires wax and wane, but behind them all is God, overruling in the affairs of men….From our viewpoint, the strands may seem tangled, meaningless, hopelessly knotted, unequal and wrong. But the tapestry He is weaving is perfect, and all the pressures of Satanic force and human sin are floriously overruled by a God who is both omnipotent and omniscient.”
 
What an awesome God we have!


Cornerstone

 

Quiet time is under appreciated and under valued…otherwise we would make sure we give ourselves time without distraction.  How much more can we see and hear when we are still.


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Did you know going to church is training you for a battle? Church is not meant for the sole purpose of entertaining the congregation.
 
To excel in music one has to put forth effort and practice, in sports the rigorous training allows the athlete to compete while under pressure. Shouldn’t church do the same?  Sitting on the sidelines is not going to prepare you for when you are faced with spiritual battles.
 
In matters of the Bible, God used average citizens but He made sure they were prepared.  Moses early life under Pharaoh was excellent training for a leader, David fought lions and bears that threatened his sheep; his training allowed him to fight a giant warrior and win.
 
Without putting forth effort and commitment, how will you be prepared when the spiritual battle attacks? Consider attending the men or women’s Bible study group, attend Sunday school, or volunteer so that you are growing in spiritual fitness. 
 

Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.”