BROUGHT OUT TO BE BROUGHT IN
Today is Tuesday. Valentine's Day! We had such a wonderful time at Church celebrating Valentine's Day with many other couples from Church. I am constantly amazed at the good people of Grand View and how talented they are. It is truly amazing! Mrs. Vicky and I had such a good time and I'm confident that it was enjoyed by all. Tonight, I will take her to the Theater at the Keller Auditorium in downtown Portland for a great meal, and then to see the production of Beauty and the Beast. I love the acting, the music, and the scenery of these great productions. Today, I am in Deuteronomy and here is a nugget of truth to share:
HE BROUGHT US OUT TO BRING US IN- Deuteronomy 6:23 says: "And he brought us out from thence that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers." God brought the children of Israel out of bondage for a purpose. That purpose was to enter the Promised Land. That land that God had promised to their fathers: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It was not just to escape Egyptian bondage, but to inhabit a land that God had promised and prepared for them. God also has a plan for us! He brought us out of our sinful ultimate destination (HELL) to bring us into His plan for our lives (TO SERVE HIM AND GLORIFY HIM), and ultimately (HEAVEN). God brought us out, to bring us into His perfect plan for our lives. Oh dear friend, remember that we are here for Him!! Let us realize we were saved to serve, not saved to do our own thing. Let us yield to that perfect plan of the Master for our lives. Let us look to fulfill that plan each and every day is some small way. Because, He brought us out, to bring us in!!
Hope you have a wonderful day! Pastor Mike Mutchler