From the Pastor….
I pray each of you are having an abundant week! Listed below is a thought to consider:
Week: January 22 - 28, 2023
Read: Galatians 5:5-6
Key Verse: He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with
manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man
does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the
Lord. Deuteronomy 8:3
A theme that runs through the Old and New Testaments is that of humility. God
humbles the proud and exalts the humble. When things are going well in our lives,
it can be easy to start becoming prideful and forget the role God played in
orchestrating the successes. We sometimes then begin to believe that our
accomplishments are attributed to our skills and abilities.
The ”feeding” referred to in this passage relates to the nourishing of our spiritual
lives. God’s Word is equally essential to our spiritual lives, as food is to the
physical. Just as one must eat physical nourishment, so must one exercise
discipline to take in spiritual sustenance. When we fail to feed ourselves
spiritually, we begin to wane. It is often during those times that God must step in
to help us realize our need for and dependence on Him.
On this day, and each day hereafter, let us commit to increased prayer and study of
God’s Word, so that we might practice greater humility in fulfilling God’s plan in
Prayer: Father, help me to humbly submit to Your leading and to trust Your
ways. Teach me not to depend on my wisdom, but to entrust my plans to You.
Remind me constantly, it is through Your wisdom and direction, that the promises
of Your Word can be manifested in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen
Pastor André Morgan