Monday, July 4, 2011


Happy Birthday America!  We sure had a wonderful day yesterday at Church with God and Country Day.  We do patriotism up right at Grand View, and yesterday was no exception.  It was a real blessing.  A great crowd, singing and preaching, and souls saved and baptized, and two joining the Church!  We could not have asked for more!  What a day.  Happy Birthday America.... today is your Birthday.  Your 235th Birthday!  I graduated Bible College on your 200th Birthday.  Time has marched on and I for one have enjoyed the journey. 

Today I'm in Proverbs, and here are a few nuggets I dug out of God's Word:

1) IT'S ALL IN GOD'S HAND- Prov. 21:1 says:  "The King's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water:  he turneth it whithersoever he will."  God is in control.  The king sits the throne, but the LORD rules his heart and the universe around him.  God moves and accomplishes His will.  That is so important to realize and submit to.  Don't frustrate yourself wondering why God does not do what you want Him to do in a certain situation.  Bow to His Will and His Way!!  He knows what is best and will do what is best.  Will not the judge of the whole earth do right?  YES.... YES.... HE WILL!!!

2) DON'T SAY IT!  Proverbs 24:29 says:  "Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me:  I will render to the man according to his work."  In other words.... don't have an "eye for an eye" attitude.  A "do unto them as they did unto me" attitude.  Jesus told us to love those who despitefully use us and despise us, and abuse us.  Don't say it, don't think it, don't .... don't..... don't!!

3) WHAT IS IMPORTANT IN A WIFE?  Prov. 31:10-31 tells us the qualities that a good wife should work towards, but verse 30 sums up somethings:  "Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain:  but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."  Isn't it interesting how the world goes after qualities in a woman that God's Word says is "deceitful" and "vain"?  The main thing to look for is someone that "feareth the LORD".  Find a wife that seeks the heart of God, and you will never be disappointed.  She will be a good wife, a good mother, a good friend, a good Christian, a good...... the list goes on and on!!  What is really important?  A lady who seeks the LORD!!

Well, so much for today.  May God richly bless you and yours!  Pastor Mike Mutchler
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