Word from the Pastor

...around him recognized the difference between his life and theirs.  Genesis 21:22 "And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech and Phichol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with you in all that you do."

Another example is Gideon.  Judges 6:12 says, "And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!"  Knowing God was with him provided Gideon the confidence he needed to see a great victory.

Lets take a look at Moses.  In Exodus 33:14-15 it says, "And He (God) said, My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." Verse 15, "Then he (Moses) said to Him, If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here,"  Moses knew he needed God's presence to accomplish the mission God gave him to free God's people from the Egyptian slavery.  God's presence was revealed to Moses and the Israelites every day for forty years in the wilderness.  God revealed Himself by the cloud by day and fire by night.  He provided fresh manna every morning and water from the rock.

The same God of Moses, Abraham and Gideon, is the same God we love and serve today.  He has never lost His power or ability to set people free from any kind of bondage, sickness, or disease.  It is not difficult to get into the presence of God.

James 4:8 says, "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Anyone can have the abiding presence of God in their lives if we will Love God, Love People, and Live it Daily.  So, does this describe you?  If not, what are you going to do about it?  Life is too short to miss out of the of the presence of God now and for eternity.  Draw close to God and He will draw close to you.  I look forward to seeing you all in church on Sunday.

God Bless You!


Pastor TJ Kroll