Looking to Your Father God
Christ’s Chapel Weekly Greetings 5/24/20
by Pastor Simeon
Greetings once again Family of God, We give our Lord God all praise, for today is another day granted that we might raise our voice in praise before Him.
As the days bring us from one week to the next, if you are as I am, you may be asking right about now, Lord God, where did that last seven days go? When we give thought of the days which each of us are granted, I am reminded of God’s word from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. Here God speaks to us regarding what we are to expect to experience throughout our days.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Here we come to understand and appreciate that the smallest of details of the life of man is known unto your Father God. To everything – your going and coming – to all that concerns you, there are seasons and times! What follows are the contrasts of feelings, actions and experiences that will be witnessed and felt throughout all of our days, from the most trivial to the greatest of importance. All of which are so provided for and known, by and through the divine providence of your Father in heaven.
For the current season in which we are living, you are most likely able to say ‘Pastor, I believe that, that which our Lord God describes here, I too have recently experienced times of pretty much every emotion or action that He speaks of. I have had those times of building up, gathering, embracing and seeking. I have though, also experienced those times of feeling broken, cast down, refraining from embracing and even thoughts of losing’.
In Your Every Season and Time
Our Lord God is so gracious! Knowing that our times will be filled with the contrasts of life, His word gives to us that which will strengthen and carry us through every day. Understanding that your strength is found in the joy of the Lord; that He is your Savior and healer is all powerful! There are many a declaration found throughout Scripture of the goodness, mercies and love of our Lord God that are the unfailing antidote to keep us mindful of His eye upon us. I believe that for today, as we give thought to the contrasts of life, God is saying to His people ‘Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you’ (1Thess 5). As you make your way of life to be always rejoicing; in an attitude of prayer without ceasing; you will be fulfilling the will of God, bringing His joy and strength, His healing and comfort, His presence and peace to your every season and time! Blessed be His name. This is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you!
Join Christ’s Chapel this Sunday the 24th for a time of refreshment in the Lord as we come together for a special meeting of rejoicing and prayer. To join the Christ’s Chapel Sunday Zoom meeting this Sunday by phone, please dial 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting number 876 1163 9047 when prompted or join us online at 10:30AM by clicking on the link below.
God bless you.
Pastor Simeon Strauser