Victory Vitamin Blog – Psalms 107:1

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

-Psalms 107:1 NIV

God is good and His love does endure forever. It’s really all the reason we need to give thanks to God every day of our lives. We show our thankfulness in many ways with words, worship, songs, prayers, even our attitude. We also thank God with our actions, with our giving. It’s no coincidence that we conduct our annual stewardship campaign during this time. As Christians who are grateful for the blessings of forgiveness and eternal life in Christ, we show it by providing financial support for Victory, our spiritual home. We don’t give out of guilt or a sense of pressure. We give from a grateful heart. Victory is a spiritual home to young and old alike. Children learn about their Savior here each week. Adults are strengthened in their faith so that they can live, work, and witness with confidence and joy. Through worship and Bible study, we’re all reminded of the blessing of eternal life which puts all our earthly hardships in their proper perspective. Victory is doing the Lord’s work. Please prayerfully consider increasing your pledge from last year so that this work can continue and increase! You should have received a letter and pledge card in the mail recently. Please bring your completed pledge card to worship on Commitment Sunday, December 2nd. You’ll have the opportunity to bring your pledge card forward. Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!

Victory Vitamin Blog – Amos 5:6

“Seek the LORD and live.”

Amos 5:6 NIV 

 

These were God’s words to the Israelites through the prophet Amos.  To the Israelites these words literally meant, “if you don’t follow the LORD, you’ll die.”  Aren’t you glad you and I live under the New Covenant?  The one in which Jesus has paid the price for our sins and we are completely forgiven through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection? I’m really glad we live under THAT covenant!  However, these words from the book of Amos are still true for you and me.  It’s not that we’ll physically die, it’s that when we seek the LORD we will truly LIVE!  When we put the LORD first in our lives and make Him and His Word our highest priority, then we are really living.  We are living a half full life when we seek other things above God, because none of those things will satisfy like the love, forgiveness, and wisdom of God.   That doesn’t mean we can’t have other interests, other loves, other priorities.  But God is to come first.  What do you seek?  Seek the LORD above all else, and LIVE!