Jan 6th, 2013

Today's Message: Addicted to God

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PRAYER

Pray with love. It is love says St. Augustine, that asks, that seeks, that knocks, that finds, and that is faithful to what it finds. We cease to pray to God as soon as we cease to love Him, as soon as we cease to thirst for His perfections. The coldness of our love is the silence of our hearts toward God. Without this we may pronounce prayers, but we do not pray; for what shall lead us to meditate upon the laws of God if it be not the love of Him who has made these laws? Let our hearts be full of love, then, and they will pray. Happy are they who think seriously of the truths of religion; but far more happy are they who feel and love them! We must ardently desire that God will grant us spiritual blessings; and the ardor of our wishes must render us fit to receive the blessings. For if we pray only from custom, from fear, in the time of tribulation-if we honor God only with our lips, while our hearts are far from Him-if we do not feel a strong desire for the success of our prayers-if we feel a chilling indifference in approaching Him who is a consuming fire-if we have no zeal for His glory-if we do not feel hatred for sin, and a thirst for perfection, we cannot hope for a blessing upon such heartless prayers.- Fenelon
Thank you from our hearts and not our heads alone for the gifts you bestowed upon us. This has in many ways been one of the best Christmas times ever. We definitely feel surrounded with friends and fellow-pilgrims. Our trip to

Texas was just the right length in time away. We are ready and looking to a new year, full of expectancy for what God will do for us and through us.
You may have guessed by now that my passion is for you to learn to seek God and spend time with Him. Developing this art is the key to victory, usefulness, and power in our efforts of kingdom work and daily living.
I wish you a God-filled New Year.  – Pastor Mike

“And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”- Eph. 319-21

WELCOME

We are happy to have Brandon Esparza and Anna Fiskeaux worshiping with us this morning. They will be heading back to Florida this evening. Jenae Esparza will also be heading back to Hobe Sound, Florida tomorrow to begin her second semester at Hobe Sound Bible College.

SONG SELECTION

45- I Know I Love Thee Better, Lord
181-Friendship with Jesus
255-Walking in the Beautiful Light of God

PRAYER REQUEST

Bro. John Croy needs physical healing
Michael Wright is having another round of Chemo
Safe travels for Brandon, Anna, and Jenae
God’s direction for this church in 2013
Pray one for another-“ bear ye one another burdens”