February Message from Interim Pastor Kevin

Through the prophet, Jeremiah, God encourages His people with these comforting words:

Through the prophet, Jeremiah, God encourages His people with these comforting words:


“My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring
them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them
down; I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them
a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people,
and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their
heart” (Jeremiah 24:7).


From a ‘God’s eye view’ is a phrase that projects a significant mental picture – of God viewing his people, the church from a different perspective and position than people see each other. But it is not from a prepositional, positional perspective, such as ‘above,’ or ‘below’ that God watches over us. What people see and what God observes are from polarized views.


People see each other in a physical dimension through the lenses of the flesh. But God looks at the heart [1 Samuel 16:7] through the window of the soul. What looks good and seems right to people may appear distorted and ugly to God [Proverbs 14:12]. Conversely,


People see each other in a physical dimension through the lenses of the flesh. But God looks at the heart [1 Samuel 16:7] through the window of the soul. What looks good and seems right to people may appear distorted and ugly to God [Proverbs 14:12]. Conversely,

what God observes as righteous, people may see and reject as too difficult. That’s primarily because God’s ways are not our ways, and God’s thoughts
are not ours – as Isaiah explains [55:8].


Yet, God expects His people to practice agape (Godlike love) even though we possess human heart [John 14:21]. How can we do that? There is only one
way – by offering ourselves as “living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God . . . [as a] spiritual act of worship . . . [and] by not conforming to the pattern of this world, but being transformed by the renewing of our mind” [Romans 12:2]. The transformation of a human heart to live and act like God by choosing to accept Christ as Savior is amazing! 1 Peter 1:12 claims
“even angels long to look into [it].”


The living proof that such a heart transformation has occurred is that we “love one another as he has loved us” [John 13:34]; and anyone who “claims to love God yet hates another person is a liar and the truth is not in them” [1 John 4:20}. Jeremiah preached that when we seek God, He will be found,
and He will give us a new heart and we will be His people and He will be our God.” That’s how the world will know we are believers . . .
by our love. “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for
love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God” [1 John 4:7].


Pastor Kevin

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