New Life Church would like to welcome back all college students! Our worship and relevant sermons are enjoyed by many NMU students already. There is also a special College & Career Meeting every Monday night at 7:00 PM. If you haven’t tried us yet, please consider doing so.
I Have Set The Lord Before Me Pastor Lew Pizzala
“I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. 8 I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved” Psa. 16:7,8
When you think of people who are effective in what they do you have to realize that it is not by accident. Being effective is the result of developing the right kind of habits that enhance your effectiveness. One of the habits that David developed that made him great was he “always set the Lord before him.” This is what gave him his stability. We can’t bodily pick God up and set Him before us, so how do we “set the Lord before us?”
First, set your eyes on the presence of the Lord. Because God is invisible you have to train your eyes to see Him who is invisible (Heb. 11:27). Adjust your heart so that you are fully aware that God is in you, upon you and with you. Second, turn your affections toward Him. David was not just a great warrior; he was also a great worshipper. He did more than live by the theory of God’s presence, he was a practitioner. Don’t settle for the menu. Partake of the course. In order for a truth to be validated in your life it has to turn into an experience.
Prayer: “Help me today to bless the Lord. I receive fresh strength to look to Him who is invisible. May the reality of setting you before me enable me to live victoriously.”
July 27th – 30th At New Life Church Mon – Wed (9 – Noon)
Thursday (9 – 3 lunch provided) All K – 5th Grade Welcome
Call 226-2333 to register!
“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15
A fracture occurs in the life of a child when a father was either not able or willing to be everything you needed him to be. That fracture in your emotions is the soil where insecurity and inferiorities can find lodging and grow. Every human heart cries out for a father. This is where Jesus comes in. It takes a son to reveal a father. Some symptoms of the father fracture are: feeling unimportant; feelings of rejection and lacking in confidence.
The key to victory is forgiveness. You know that you have forgiven your earthly father for his lack of fathering, when your Heavenly Father more than makes up for what is broken in your life. Forgiveness does not require understanding. People are to complex to try and understand why they have hurt you. What you need to understand is: “I have been forgiven by my heavenly Father, and that gives me the authority to forgive my earthly father. Nor, does forgiveness require forgetting. Nobody can forget on demand. When people tell you: “you need to forget about it and get on with life”, they are not being realistic. Your memory banks may never be erased, but what you will forget is the sting of the hurt. Be challenged to not project the image of your earthly father onto your heavenly Father.
Prayer: “Grant me a fresh level of grace (divine influence) to practice true forgiveness towards my dad. Bless my dad, and may he experience a fresh wave of forgiveness from the Heavenly Father for what he has done to me. Lay not his sin to his charge.”
Friday, June 26th at Econo Foods from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Come on out and support our youth!