Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 20, 2017 – Isaiah 56:7

 

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 20, 2017 – Isaiah 56:7

God chose the small nation of Israelites to be His own people.  Much to their surprise, God later revealed that His plan was to save all people, from all nations through Jesus Christ.  That is still God’s plan, and it’s now our mission! Learn more about Isaiah 56:7 NIV and find out more about God’s plan at Victory on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Job 38:12

“Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place?”

Job 38:12 NIV

 

The answer to both questions is “No.”  At least for me.  I wish I could order the morning to come about 6 hours later than it does, but it wouldn’t work.  I’m not God.  With these words, God is reminding Job who’s in charge.  He wants to show Job that there is so much he doesn’t understand about what God does and How He works.  It’s very easy for us to question God.  He doesn’t do things the way we would.  He allows things to happen that seem so harsh and uncaring.  But God is God.  We are not.  God knows things we don’t know.  God sees things we don’t see.  We see a piece of the puzzle, God sees the completed picture.  We don’t know what God knows so we become frustrated and angry.  What we do see is God in the flesh hanging on the cross.  What we do know is that our sins are forgiven.  What we can grasp is that God loves us.  God loves you and God is in control.  The clay doesn’t tell the potter how to do their job.  It is still hard to endure some of the things God allows into our lives, but know that the One who created the universe is still in control of it all, and He loves you very much.  Trust.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 13, 2017 – Job 38:12


Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 13, 2017 – Job 38:12

It’s natural that we will question God.  We can’t understand His thoughts or ways.  God wants us to know that we don’t need to worry.  We can trust Him to orchestrate our lives because He has proven that He loves us. Learn more this Sunday, August 13, 2017 about job 38:12 at Victory Lutheran Church.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Isaiah 55:10-11

so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

-Isaiah 55:10-11 NIV

 

 

It’s always nice when things work the way they’re supposed to.  That’s God’s promise to us when it comes to the Bible.  God’s Word will accomplish what He desires, and it will achieve the purpose for which He sent it.  The fancy word for things that do what they say they’ll do is “efficacious”.  God’s Word is efficacious.  That’s reason enough to read it, study it, and hear it on a regular basis.  In Isaiah 55, God says that just as rain causes crops to grow, so His Word will cause us to produce fruit.  Do you feel stagnant in your faith life?  Have you hit a spiritual wall?  Crack open your Bible.  The power is there.  Power to comfort you, power to strengthen you, power to forgive you.  Jesus died to earn forgiveness and eternal life for you.  God then put the power to forgive and save in His Word, the Bible.  It’s all there in one neat little package.  66 books packed with God’s power to accomplish His will in your life.  You don’t have to go it alone.  God’s efficacious Word is here to give you the power.