Where Does God Fit In?

 
Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who walk to go down to Egypt, and have not asked my advise, to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore the strength of Pharaoh shall be your shame, and trust in the shadow of Egypt shall be your humiliation. For his princes where at Zoan and his ambassadors came to Hanes. They were all ashamed of a people who could not benefit them, or be help or benefit, but a shame and also a reproach. Isaiah 30:1-5
 
Leaders and organizations constantly make plans. Yet Isaiah issues a warning to every leader develops plans without consulting Tod’s design. leaders must remember just how tentative, strategic plans need to be. No one knows the future except God. Keep in mind the following equation as you plan: Our Preparation + God’s Providence = Success. Leaders must constantly ask if their plans fit God’s revealed will for them and their organization. Then they must ask if their plans remain relevant to the needs of their mission, their values, their vision and their long-range objectives. Finally they need to ask if their plans fit the needs of their culture and time. 
 
Source: The Maxwell Leadership Bible
 
 


Temptation

Avoiding Temptation

Temptation

Avoiding Temptation

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

This picture is a great example that God knows all (including mine)our weaknesses AND provides a way out! Eyes up and look to avoid the temptations of this world.

Journey on,
Tim



Humility 1 Peter 5:6

Proper Dress

Humility 1 Peter 5:6

Proper Dress

…clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time. (1 Peter 5:5-6 NASB)
 
If you spend over 20 minutes a day deciding what to wear, than you will spend over 5 days a year just picking out clothes! It’s time consuming because we think from the outside in, meaning our appearance comes first. This week try getting dressed from the inside out by starting with an attitude of humility.
 
Journey ON,
Tim
 
Pastor Tim Hunter can be reached at pastortim@mountsalem.org. For  recent sermons and services, visit the Sermon Audio section of our site.


No Blurred Lines

No Blurred Lines

No Blurred Lines

No Blurred Lines

For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil cannot dwell with You. The boastful cannot stand in Your presence; You hate all evildoers. (Psalms 5:4-5 HCSB)

We live in an age when truth is relative. This leads to a redefinition or lack of recognition of that which is wrong. Followers of Christ must hold true to the word of God to know the difference between right and wrong. We can not DO that which is wrong according to God and think that HE is ok with it. Live in obedience to the word this week!

Journey On,