We are so blessed! God has allowed us to experience His provision in many ways. We celebrate the funding of a feeding center and church plant in Nicaragua, and we look toward the completion of our Education Building. We celebrate the lives that are being changed and the discipleship that is taking place. I love serving alongside the folks at North Park, because we can always anticipate God doing the great work through our church.
The New Testament Church is an amazing organization, and God is providing for His church. The challenge for the church is to continue TRUSTING the God who has provided for us. He has provided breath for our lungs, and nourishment for our bodies. He has provided shelter for our families, and direction for our ministry. He has provided so much, but most importantly He has provided LOVE.
I know God loves me. God’s greatest provision for us is love. He loved me first. God is love. The blessing of God is to be able to experience His love and to see His love as we love others. The love that he has given us motivates us to love people in a like manner. We are to love as we have been loved by God.
As we celebrate God’s provision, let us be reminded that the greatest of these is Love.
1 Corinthians 13 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.