It is a crucial time for America – a time of challenges and, of course, a time of decisions. Of all the things we can do for our country at this historic moment, nothing is more important than prayer! If we truly want God to bless America – to stand beside her and guide her – we must pray! Each person participating in this Pray 31 Event will recieve a U.S. Prayer Atlas which will instruct you what to pray for each day. The unified effect of Christians praying can awaken our nation, renew our church and spiritually transform our lives. This is going to be an important journey. Prayer night at New Life is Wednesday, October 1st. Don’t miss it!
Hearing God’s Voice
By Pastor Lew Pizzala
“My sheep hear my voice…” (John 10:27)
There are two aids that will greatly assist you in hearing God’s voice. The first one is silence. Remember the old proverb: “listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf?” Have you ever heard the bull frog? They tell me that at the same time a bull frog croaks a certain muscle makes a sound which prevents the bullfrog from hearing the croaking sound. Sometimes we talk so much that, not only do we drown out what we are saying, but we also drown out what God is trying to say.
A second hearing aid to the voice of God is intimacy. The greater the distance between you and the other person the harder it is to hear them when they speak. Sin creates distance between you and God. That distance makes the voice of God faint and fading.
It is so important to know the voice of the Shepherd! Practice silence and intimacy and you will be sure to recognize His voice!
Prayer: “Grant me an ear to the rail to always hear what it is the Spirit is saying to my life.”
It is the movie you have been waiting to see! What could go wrong when husbands watch the kids for just three hours? Join us for our free movie event Friday, September 5th at 6:30 PM! There will be popcorn, pop and movie candy! Invite a friend.
It is a busy week in Marquette as Northern students return for fall classes! New Life Church invites all students looking to connect with a church family to attend one of our services. We look forward to seeing those returning students who have already made this their “church home away from home” but if you haven’t found a church family yet check us out! We are sure you will find the passionate worship and practical preaching to be everything you are looking for! There is also a College Class that meets on Monday nights!
When You Don’t Understand
By Pastor Lew Pizzala
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths” (Prov. 3:5,6)
It would be nice to live in a world where no one died, no one cried and no one sighed. But the fact of the matter is: we don’t live in an ideal world; we live in a real world. It’s in this real world that we accumulate our disappointments, hurts, nicks and wounds. The problem is when we take our heartache and attach it to our own understanding. Are you trying to figure things out on your own? Have you “shelved” the Bible during these times? Your own thoughts are like “props” that are easily kicked out from underneath you. God’s Word is eternal and forever settled.
Here is a liberating thought: “Life is not based on explanations, it is built on promises.” God promises to “never leave you nor forsake you.” Yours is to trust Him.
Trust isn’t so much you taking a hold of God’s hand as much as it is being so vulnerable to the circumstances of life that you let Him take your hand. He pleases God best, who trusts Him most.
Prayer: “Lord enable me to trust that it is you Who is overseeing my story.”