Saturday, August 22, 2009


We are enjoying a Family Conference with Dr. Bruce Goddard this Friday and Saturday and what a blessing it has been.  Dr. & Mrs. Goddard are a joy and a wealth of experience in doing things God's way.  They teach from the Bible and then relate it to their own lives and adjustments in marriage.  They don't present themselves as the "experts", and yet they are wonderful examples.  I'm looking forward again to the meetings.  Then this afternoon, we have a funeral for one of our dear members who is now in heaven.  He leaves behind a wife of 47 years, and they are such a family.  I'll see him again!

I'm in Acts, and here is the thought for today:

A MAN AFTER MINE OWN HEART- It is in Acts 13:22 when this statement is made.  When I first heard it I thought, I don't remember that being said of David.  But it was because I was looking in the Old Testament, not the New.  Here it is and what a blessing to think that any of us could be men or women after God's own heart!  I think the key is that David was "after" the heart of God.  Not that he ever had it, but that he was always "after" it.  What are you "after" today?  Let us go for His heart each and every day!

IT'S DONE!  Have you ever realized that God already knows the future, because to Him, it is already accomplished?  In Acts 15:18, it says:  "Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world."  God knew the outcome, before the start of everything..  So, nothing is new to God!  He is always on top of each situation, because nothing takes Him by surprise.  He already sees the outcome.  You see, in theology, that is called the "eternal now".  To God, time is like a scroll that He sees at one time.  It is always "today" with God.  The past and the future, all merge together and He sees them both as clearly as the present.  So, your most pressing challenge in the near future, already has it's outcome with God.  He already knows you will survive the challenge, and He already has the strength available for you now.  Think about this truth, and it will help you in many areas. 

Well, I've got to go for now.  May God richly bless you!!

Pastor Mike Mutchler
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