Reflections

Stephanie Osorio - Worship Director

 

Our God works in mysterious ways. He works for our good and for His kingdom. We cannot always know His ways, but He promises “if you seek Me, you will find Me.”  Sometimes a trial is to bring us to our knees, but it is always to refine us. Sometimes a trial is a season of waiting, a season of perseverance, a season of being on our knees, a season of praising in the storm. To these words I cling in times like these: “ ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord.  ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ “ (Jeremiah 29:11)

Frank O'Neill - Executive Pastor

 

I am in awe of God’s renewed mercies every morning. And boy do I need them! For a while now I find myself waking up earlier and going to my “quiet place” with my Bible to meet with the Lord—I have not been disappointed.  How great is our God!   His patience is unfailing. Great is His faithfulness.  After 38 years of knowing the Lord, I feel very much like a child in a new school but with the same great teacher. When I was a new believer I recall being exhorted that the amount of time actually spent with God is of greater value than the quantity
of time “in God”.     Isaiah 40:30-31

Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.

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