Grace Harbor Church

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"That Star"

Matthew 2:11 "When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy."

"They" are the wise men in this verse. We can learn a lesson from them today. They saw a sign, a star, and they were joyful. Are you joyful when God shows you a sign? Or do you need to see the real deal? Do you need to hold the real deal or even more? Do signs from God bring you joy? One of my favorite signs is the cross. Always brings me joy. Another is His Name, whenever I hear it I rejoice. What does it take to bring you joy? How about exceeding joy? Something simple? Something symbolic? Something inspiring? I seem to be moved to joy recently over any sign, symbol or reference to God or my faith. I hope everything about God will bring you joy. Join me in noticing and receiving joy whenever possible. All things are possible with Him.

Joyfully,
Pastor Fred 

Praise His Power

Psalm 21:13 "Be exalted, O LORD, in Your own strength! We will sing and praise Your power."

God does not need anything from us in order to be exalted. He is not waiting until we say so to be glorified. He was exalted before anything was created. He was King before the foundations of the earth were established. Our pre-existent King is exalted in His own strength. He is self-glorifying and perfect without our praise. His Power is manifest...ed through His own very Being. We sing of and speak of His power because that is what He deserves and we desire because of who He is. We respond to Him. Of course in order for us to even consider doing such things we must subject ourselves to Him. We must bow before Him and worship Him. We must speak of and sing about His great power and majesty. We must venerate and exalt our only King. How? By acknowledging Him as the source of all that is good and righteous. All that is beautiful and wonderful. Consider your King today. Exalt and praise Him in word and deed.

His subject,
Pastor Fred

Grace Harbor Church & School    /    12881 Newport Ave Tustin, CA 92780    /    (714) 544-5520