November – March our Saturday Service is at 4 pm
“Ask and it will be given to you; Seek and you will find; Knock and The Door will be opened to you”. Matthew 7:7
Those are familiar words from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Jesus’ teaches about the ongoing opportunity, priviledge and persistence of prayer, We understand the value of staying connected and keeping in touch with family and friends, calling and checking in with them on a regular basis, especially if they are challenged with health issues or life situations.
This is the concern and caring we live out in life as a redeemed Child of God. We and they are blessed in the ongoing updating in the relationship. Relationship bonds are strengthened. We learn of new issues and needs. It can be overwhelming if we try to take all this unto ourselves, especially if we try to fix everybody. God doesn’t intend it to be that way.
In this teaching Jesus reminds us we can continually lighten our load and what others share with us by giving it to God in prayer, we are to care, but God does the fixing. In the original language the sense is ongoing action, Keep on asking, Keep on seeking, keep on knocking, As we do this it will be given to us, we will find it. It will be opened to us; our prayers being answered.
Sometimes in our conversations we receive our answer to our prayer by what is shared; an insight, another view, how someone else dealt with it, It can surprise us sometimes. The answer can come anytime, so we need to keep asking, keep looking and to keep knocking in prayer in order to see it.
Our neighbor boy was playing and came over to our yard all sad, “ My Drone, my drone!” He said, Of course I said, “What”? “My Drone!”, he said, He had lost his remote control drone toy. We looked all over. It is not found yet, But we will keep on looking….
When we lived on the east side our youngest son, James had lost his coat. We looked every where, but we couldn’t find it. So we had to get him a new coat, then in the spring we found it back by the berry patch. We gave the coat to someone else who needed one. Answers may come to us at a time when it can help someone else. God always answers our prayer, in his own way, in his own time, for the best purpose he has in mind.
As we are alert to all this, all kinds of opportunities can open up for caring for and serving others. As we are talking with others we can learn of their needs. Maybe there is something we have we can share with them, God answers their Prayer through us, with the abundance he has given to us, that we can share.
May God continue to richly bless us in our Asking, seeking, knocking.
May God have His way with us in His time together, as He answers our prayers, and the prayers of others ever through us.
In His time together with you, observing and sharing.
Pastor Randy D. Lett
LADIES BIBLE STUDY
Ladies Bible Study will resume on Monday night, September 11th. We will be studying Liz Curtiss Higgs’ book, Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible. We will take a look at Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah and see what we can learn from them. On the first night, we will view the introduction video with Liz Curtiss Higgs. We will meet in the Library at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us, even if you haven’t come before. Come and see how Liz makes Bible study fun and interesting.