It's mind boggling to imagine what God was doing before the creation of the Universe. Since he is from everlasting to everlasting (Psalms 92), there was some kind of infinity before time began but only God Himself can understand that. Yet, we do have a few hints about it from the Bible. We know the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit enjoyed rich fellowship, for Jesus prayed about the glory and love He shared with the Father before the world began (John 17:5, 24).
Ephesians 1:4 says that God chose us in Christ "before the foundation of the world." And Matthew 23:34 says that God has prepared a kingdom for us "from the foundation of the world."
God also knew you and planned your life in advance, so you could live with
purpose and fulfillment. Before He formed you in the womb, He knew you and
set you apart to serve Him. The apostle Paul said the same thing in Galatians 1:15.
Jesus has a lifetime of purpose stored up for you. Don't waste a moment of it,
but seek His guidance and go forward into His perfect will.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you.
Pray for Len Hayles, Barbara Minger, Ruby Messer, Jackie Freeman, Jewel Allen, Skip Glover, our pastor and wife, and our West Oaks Academy teachers and students. Also pray for those who are battling Covid.
DID YOU KNOW?
- --Brother and Sister Clinton Scott are improving daily from Covid.
- --Overseer Tim Hill will be livestreaming on September 16th at 6:30 p.m. with an update of events of the church. Along with the update will be a time or praise and worship and a timely message from Dr. Mark Rutland.
- --This Wednesday at 12 noon, September 15th, we will meet again for a time of fellowship at the Catfish House in Apopka. Plan to join us if you can, for a good meal and good fellowship.
- --The month of October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and if you can bring or send a card to your pastor, or do something to show how much you appreciate Pastor and Teresa, be sure and do it in October.
- --We now have a new guitarist, Tony, who is an accomplished musician. Welcome to our church family, Tony.
QUIPS AND QUOTES
- **Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
- **Salvation is not repairing the old building, it takes all down and erects a new structure.
- **Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.
- **If the blind put their hand in God's, they find their way more surely than those who see but have not faith or purpose. Helen Keller
- **Faith enables us to stand for that which we cannot understand.
- **People don't get weak eyes from looking at the bright side of life.
- **Always stand for the right; then you win if you lose.
- **Never part without loving words. They might be your last.
- **Summer is the season when chhilddren slam the doors they left open all winter.
- **If I could reinvent the alphabet, I would put U and I together.
- **God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won't.