Grace Baptist Church, Norwalk, CT

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Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019


“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:” Eph. 4:13

 

I want to thank each of those who took the time out of your busy and/or recuperative Saturday to either have join us or added your thoughts and suggestions for our Visioning Workshop,  our future. I believe it was a very blessed and productive time together. Let us continue to pray as God continues to shine bright on our future and direction. To God all Glory. Stay Tuned….

 

Please mark your calendars for our Annual Church Conference, January 28th at 9:00am. This conference is where we share the business side of our church. Each member is asked to be in attendance.

 

Remember our Tuesday noon day Bible Study and our Wednesday noon day Worship Service. In the evening is our Prayer time followed by our Bible Study beginning at 7pm.



Walking with God

The other day I decided to get off the couch (I know I should that more often) and go for a long walk. I live in a very wooded area so I have the opportunity to enjoy the trees, listening to the squirrels playing in the leaves and getting a glimpse of the occasional deer. As I gaze on nature, as I do often, it occurs to me that as I walk in order to get the blood flowing and for mild exercise that I am also privileged to be walking with God. To walk step for step with him and to follow him with all I have, but honestly I must admit that sometimes I just cannot keep up. I seem to miss a step or two, perhaps, it’s because I’m doing my own thing, I lose sight of where I’m going and its then that I stumble and sometimes even fall. So therefore, the test of our religious life (walking with God) and character is not what we do in the exceptional moments of life, but what we do in the ordinary times, when there is nothing tremendous or exciting, what is our attitude, spiritual posture? I would like to suggest that the worth of a man/woman is revealed in our “attitude” to ordinary things when he/she is not under the bright lights of the moment (I sometimes struggle with that as do most of us). I am reminded of John 1:36 “And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he says, Behold the Lamb of God! Just as when I stretch my walk to a longer distance than planned and up the pace I can really “feel it” in my legs, can I tell you that it is also a painful business to get into the stride of God, it means getting your second wind spiritually, it means denying self even and especially in the ordinary times, that which is a comfortable pace but having to step it up. In all my endeavor, Behold the Lamb of God”, keeping my attitude on him. In learning to walk with God there is always the difficulty of getting into His stride; but when we get into it, the only characteristic that manifests itself is the life of God, you feel it and others see it. You and I are changed individuals walking with God we become more Godly in our being, our attitude, our disposition toward others and the stride and the power of God alone are manifested. So don't give in because it’s painful, as the coaches used to tell us play through the pain after while it won’t hurt as much, get on with it, and before long walking with God you will find you have a new zeal, a new vision and a new purpose remembering is all for SOUL purpose – Be Blessed and Know without a shadow of doubt that God is able.