I love this picture and the quote, and this graphic is one that I use a lot when I have the opportunity to speak to the student body about evangelism. We serve an amazing God that is at work in this world, and a God who desires to use us in those situations that are both wonderful and impossible. We never would have guessed that we would have been here in Waukesha at this point in our lives. However, God loves to do what we least expect. In Isaiah 55:8-9 God says,
‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways’, declares the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.’
Although we never saw ourselves here in Waukesha doing what we are doing, we are thankful to the God who sits enthroned over the earth for where we are, and what He is choosing to do in us and through us, to those around us. We continue to walk by faith, trusting the God whose ways and thoughts are far beyond our understanding.
- The Worleys
It’s now time for Westminster Wednesday….enjoy!!!
Question – “Is there more than one God?”
This week’s question is another great one that drives at the heart of a persons, or peoples, belief system. Is there more than one God is a fundamental question that lies at the center of our worldview/core beliefs, and history is riddled with societies that answered that question with multiple ideas. Our culture today would answer that question with a resounding, “God is dead, and we have replaced him with ourselves.” However, the reality and truth of God is not so easily side-stepped, and our culture still has to answer to the God who through the whirlwind replied to Job in the book that bares his name, in Chapter 38:2-4 with;
“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Now gird up your loins like a man, and I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth! Tell Me, if you have understanding.”
And in Isaiah 45:5a God says;
“I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God.”
Truth is truth, regardless of those who believe it or not, and having a correct understanding of God, and who He is, is vital for us as believers. Therefore, let us daily come to the source of Truth (which is the Word of God) and seek to be, “transformed through the renewing of our minds.” as Paul stated in Romans 12:2.
Answer – “There is only one, the true and living God.”
Thanks for visiting, and have a great day.
For His Glory and By His Grace
Weekends here in Mexico, as in most cultures I would assume, are times of increased activity and getting together. Parties, informal and formal, are everywhere, and sometimes they land in your neighborhood, and sometimes they don’t. Thankfully, we live in a more tranquil neighborhood, and parties are typically few and far between. However, this past weekend brought two parties to our block, one of which was a karaoke blast, and the other one, just a simple “grill-out” with friends, and music. Neither of these affected us greatly, but the sound of bad singing and bar-be-que filled the air!
Beyond the parties, this past weekend was filled with a flurry of activity, as every day brought something new to do, and or prepare for. Here is a brief breakdown of what was going on with us, this past weekend.
Recently our church’s weekly Bible study was changed from Thursday night, to Friday, thus allowing more people to make it, because it is the start of the weekend. This past weekend, we showed up around 8 p.m., and got home around 11! We are working our way through the book of Philippians, and have almost finished it, and we had the opportunity to celebrate 3 birthdays! Below are just a few pics from our night.
We are just hanging out before the Bible study starts.
Greeting and talking, as more people arrive and we get ready to start.
And of course the kids always have fun at the studies as well.
Saturday morning, and on into the early part of the afternoon, found Lisa cooking in the kitchen, as she prepared a meal for the Nahuatl tribal team, which consist of (Dan, Sarah and Josiah Alkire, Rachel Chapman, Katie Moore, and Tom and Teresa Elkins). After she got it prepared and ready, we headed over to where they were staying and enjoyed fellowshipping with them for about 4 hours. Once we arrived home, it was time for the kids to go to bed, and Lisa and myself were able to relax.
Sunday was church day, and we love our church here in Mexico. The church is a Calvary Chapel plant, that has been around for about 1 1/2 years, and although the time has been short, the Lord has really blessed the growth of the church. About 6 months ago, or so, when we started coming, the regular attendance of the church was around 15 people. Now, on a given Sunday, we usually will have somewhere between 40 – 60 adults, with another 15-30 children. It’s awesome to see the Lord at work, here in Durango Mexico.
For His Glory and By His Grace
Week 4, of our Westminster Wednesday, is now here, and so let us get right to the point!
Question 4 – “What is God?”
Intrinsically tied to that question’s answer, for the answerer, is a peek into the depths of their soul, and belief system. “What is God?”, or “Who is God?”, are questions that strike at the foundations of our belief system. A.W. Tozer in his book, “The knowledge of the Holy” said;
“A right conception of God is basic not only to systematic theology but to practical Christian living as well. It is to worship what the foundation is to the temple; where it is inadequate or out of plumb the whole structure must sooner or later collapse. I believe there is scarcely an error in doctrine or a failure in applying Christian ethics that cannot be traced finally to imperfect and ignoble thoughts about God.”
The answers, that one would receive in response to this question, are many and varied, but we don’t form theology by consensus. If we want to form a solid foundation of theological truth, we must turn to the only source of that truth, the Bible.
So as we move towards the answer to week 4′s question, and seek to form theological thoughts about God that are accurate and worthy of Him, let the words of A.W. Tozer ring out again.
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
Answer – “God is a spirit, Whose being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth are infinite, eternal, and unchangeable.”
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day, and take care.
For His Glory and By His Grace