Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, about your body, or what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Matthew 6:25 (NIV)
The welfare of the sheep depends solely on the care given from the shepherd. If the shepherd does not worry, why should the sheep? The shepherd goes ahead of the sheep and knows when it is time for a new wardrobe, new shoes, or time to eat. But there is a greater need. The need of caring for your life, soul, mind and your body. Our heavenly Father knows our needs before we ask and is willing to give them to us when we put Him first in our lives. We accomplish this by living as He desires for us to live. The Lord wants to give you a life of abundance. So, study and pray so you will be knowledgeable about God’s will for you! It is then that you will know His will, and you will be able to answer unto his calling.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
Many times, we want to do things on our own without seeking the Lord for directions. We think we know what is best for us, but God knows what is better. I’ve learned that when I truly and sincerely trust God, in all situations, He smooths the pathway for me. I have left friends and family to follow what God has for me. God has allowed me to go through the valley, only to bring me out a better person. Family and friends want to know why I seem “so at peace”. This is when I share my testimonies of how God brought me out of situations, and kept me in my “right mind”. GOD IS A KEEPER!!!
And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.” When He said this, He breathed His last. (Luke 23:46)
It’s important that we know that man didn’t take His life; nonetheless, He gave His life. He willingly and obediently laid down His life for you and I. Earthly men did not have the power to hold our Jesus against His will.
He drank from the bitter cup so that we might have LIFE and have LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY!!
So let us worship Him for His tender mercies and His loving kindness to lay down His life on an old rugged cross for you and I . . . that we may not be found guilty of sin and held bound to shame.
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There are some amazing things happening at Golden Gate Cathedral. We believe theWord of God is True and at the end of the day, God is still God!!!! God promises to keep us, sustain us, protect us, heal us, provide for us, redeem us, and the list goes on. I’m sure you get this point by now. GOD IS JUST AWESOME! It is no secret that God’s grace and mercy is made available to us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If you don’t have a church where you are growing and active, we invite you to join us for one of our worship experiences. Check out our worship schedule here.
We are located at 3240 James Road in Memphis, TN near the corner of James Road and Warford. If you are not in the area, check out the new online campus. The online worship experience allows you to read your BIBLE, give, chat, take notes, utilize facebook & twitter and a host of other neat things.
God is up to so much, and we are excited about connecting with you!
O give thanks unto the Lord; for [He is] good; for His mercy [endureth] forever. (KJV) 1 Chronicles 16:34
What are you thankful for?
We should never take for granted the small things the Lord blesses us with. The Lord places great emphasis on being thankful, and so should we.
Why should you thank God?
You should thank God for His Power
You should thank God for His Person
You should thank God for His Provision
You should thank God for His Protection
You should thank God for His Presence
Thanks in the Hebrew language means Yaddah, which mean to make a public announcement. Do you remember the last time you made a public announcement of what you are thankful for? A public announcement by definition is composed of a group of words which are intentionally spoken or intentionally written for new awareness toward a mass of people to attain. Your mass of people could be your family, friends, coworkers or the people who style your, whether it’s your barber or your hair stylist. Make an intentional effort to become more public with your gratitude of the gratefulness of your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Knowing God unlocks joy which allows you to know him better. Knowing God’s Wordreveals joy which allows you to love Him even more. Trusting God releases joy making life more pleasurable. Obeying God restores joy renewing your daily strength.