Just in case you're feeling the weight of the world too, here's some verses that Pastor Jim Mackinga from Bay Cities Community Church shared today from his sermon "Making My Life Better" which really encouraged me.
BTW, if anyone is interested in joining me sometime, the address is: Baycities Redondo 400 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 ph: 310 373-1818 services at 8am & 9:30am - I hit the 9:30am. Love to have you join me there!
Okay, here's some words of encouragement for today:
17And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart. 3 To do what is right and just
is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
8 I have set the LORD always before me.
Because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
11 You have made [c] known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
30 As for God, his way is perfect;
the word of the LORD is flawless.
He is a shield
for all who take refuge in him.
31 For who is God besides the LORD ?
And who is the Rock except our God?
4 In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
What can mortal man do to me?
20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but joy for those who promote peace.
20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper;
he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.
2 Corinthians 5:17:
17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
That's all for now. I've got a lot to do today, but couldn't resist sharing these verses to encourage you wherever you are right now. I know they encourage me!
God bless and Happy Sunday.