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Sunday, April 6, 2014

His Love Endures Forever

We say in church, "God is good - all the time and All the time God is good!" Now I believe that statement is theologically correct and it shows the essence and the never ending presence of the Lord's love, grace, and mercy. Hopefully we can all say Amen to that. The problem is with Christ followers (who are sometimes not "good"). Traditionalism, prejudice, meanness, anger, pride-fullness, and sin rears it's head - even in the church.  It breaks my heart, and I am sure God is shaking His head as well.

Change comes slowly but it must come. This is true in our personal and public lives. There are those people and things that will try to stop changes in your life. Don't let them! Keep your focus vertical with all your heart, mind, body, and soul. Desire the best that God has for you. Psalm 136 shows where our attention should be.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords.
His faithful love endures forever. (vv.1-3)

He remembered us in our weakness.
His faithful love endures forever.
24 He saved us from our enemies.
His faithful love endures forever.
25 He gives food to every living thing.
His faithful love endures forever.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His faithful love endures forever (vv.23-26) 

Stay around "Pro-grow" not "No-grow" people. You need to be in a community that will breathe life in to you, not drain you. Follow God's Word on how He desires us to be connected in community. It is part of His plan for your mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Remember His promise, I will restore your health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord.Jeremiah 30:17 Change your life today. Strive for the relationships God desires for you to have. 

Read The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, and check out the Daniel Plan Website Here