Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Forward Faith
"This certain hope of being saved is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls, connecting us with God himself behind the sacred curtains of heaven,"   Hebrews 6:19 (TLB)
Faith is the promise of hope and hope is the promise of security in uncertain times.  The Bible promises that our hope is an “anchor for our soul.”  It gives us an incredible confidence in the midst of the confusion around us.
My hope is that the Chicago Cubs defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in the National league Division Series. I have faith, a confidence that they will accomplish this task.
Do you have that kind of confidence where it really counts?  Maybe you’re facing an opportunity to accomplish something of real importance.  Before you've even gotten started, you’ve been engulfed by thoughts of failure. Possibly you’ve tried to break a bad habit, but your first attempts were invaded by the thought that you'd not be able to keep your resolve?  Faith means confidence.  Not self confidence, real confidence in a power greater than yourself.
We all need an anchor within. Without an anchor...when life is calm you'll drift... when life is stormy you'll crash­.  ­Faith is our storm anchor.  Faith becomes our anchor as we enter God's presence.   It enters the “inner sanctuary, behind the curtain.  What is this about our faith going backstage?  It simply means the place where I can most intimately experience God’s presence.  When we know God offers hope, why do we sometimes still feel so hopeless?   What might be missing is the living joy of God's presence in your everyday life: everyday activities, everyday decisions, everyday relationships.
Family discussion question:  How close is God to you right now?  What could you do to better sense His presence today?
Children’s activity:  Show your children how an anchor can stabilize us.  Fill a tall plastic cup with water, place it in a basin and let them tip it over.  Do this several times.... and then “anchor” the cup with play dough or with your hand.  Hope “stabilizes” us.
 Faithful and hope filled no matter what the outcome. (Go Cubs J)
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Prayer Request:

C's Pastoral Assistant Ericka Pfeifer's Dad Doug Clore passed away last night from a heart attack in Branson MO.

Our prayers go up for Ericka and her family.

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