“But blessed is the man who trusts me, GOD, the woman who sticks with GOD. They’re like trees replanted in Eden, putting down roots near the rivers— Never a worry through the hottest of summers, never dropping a leaf, Serene and calm through droughts, bearing fresh fruit every season.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 MSG


We live in a world that chases after relationships, stuff and titles don’t we? It’s really a chase of “identity” as we try to fill our hearts with something that we hope will matter enough to satisfy our souls. The prophet Jeremiah saw the same thing in his generation. And, he spoke to it in this powerful scripture translated into The Message version of the Bible. We are blessed when we chase after the things that matter. That starts with pursuing a relationship with Jesus above all things. When we are connected to the Vine (John 15) we find that most things fall into place. Our perspective finds a clear view and leaning on our heavenly Father makes the waiting periods of life more doable. Determine in your heart to trust and stick with God no matter what. Develop that relationship day by day as you spend time connecting with your heavenly Father.  Trust your life and all that goes with it into the hands of our God. Live like that tree planted by streams of water…the “living water.” Be more determined in your life to know Jesus…today.

Be Encouraged! 

Pastor Mark

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