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Message from Pastor Chris
Psalm 81:10 says, "I, the LORD, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it."
“I, the Lord”! The creator of the universe using men to write His heart on paper for the whole world to read wants you and me to know that He is Lord over everything. He is the sustainer of life and holds all of the universe in the palm of His hand. He is worthy of respect and honor and he will not be overthrown by any person, government, people group or false god.
He is Lord! He also wants us to note that He is Our God. He is personal and loving and He wants us to approach Him with a thankful heart. He is our deliverer. He brought us out of slavery to sin and death and gives us life.
The Lord our God has declared that we open our mouths wide. It is human nature to ask why. We recognize this when children question the authority of a parent or adult. Attentive parents cringe when an instruction is immediately met with the question why. However, as adults we would declare that questioning the reasoning is democratic and is good and healthy. The essence of demanding a justifiable reason for doing that which was ordered is rooted in the desire to rule our own lives. If we find it worthy enough of obeying then we might go ahead and obey, but the terms have been switched from blind obedience to personal rationalization or conviction. We so often meet God’s directive with human reasoning and the two often times do not intersect.
If the Lord is your God, then He is not the chairman of a democracy He is a benevolent dictator and He is the only one in this life that will always have your best interests in mind. So to question why is really a moot point. He doesn’t need to tell us why. He can wait all eternity until we obey. He never loses in a waiting game. He wants us to open our mouths wide so he can fill it. With what? Does that matter? He might want to give you some spiritual food. He may want to give us words to speak. He may want to close it. The question is, "Is He truly your God or not?" If He is, then He wants to use you to tell others about the awesome grace that He has available to all that want it.
Way of Life Fellowship is all about the action of trying to love people better and do what our Lord wants us to. He has the best plans and the greatest view into our lives and wants to help us live it to the fullest. We are in the middle of a sermon series on everyday grace about sharing Jesus with people. I encourage you to go to our website and listen to the ones you’ve missed, if any, and join us for a great time worshiping together.
Here's what's happening in the Way of Life family....
Wednesday, Oct 1 @ 7PM ~ Creative Small Group at Chris & Yvonne’s home
Sundays @ 9am ~ Adult Bible Study of Ecclesiastes (meets in the Library @ Battle Creek Elementary)
Sundays, 7-8pm: Corporate Prayer @ Robertson’s (503-508-4380)
Monday, Oct. 6 @ 7pm ~ Guys’ Bible Study (Paquin’s house ~ 801-648-3830 for details)
Friday, Oct. 10 @ 7pm ~ Youth Group Activity @ Robertson’s (Games, Message, Snacks ~ 503-931-8801 for details)
Friday, Oct. 10 @ 7pm ~ Ladies’ Freezer Meal Workshop @ Aimee Wise’s house (503-250-1008 for details)
Saturday, Oct. 18 @ 9am ~ Ladies’ Fellowship Breakfast @ Sharon Jones’ house (4840 7th Ave, Salem; 503-250-1008)