Be Encouraged – November 1st, 2016


beencouraged07I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!! I say this so often.  Whether it’s in how to raise my kids, be a good husband, do my job, deal with family issues or be a good witness life is a challenge.  And right when I think I’ve got it all figured out life pops my prideful bubble and I’m lost again.  Thankfully the book of Proverbs provides some encouraging direction.  In Proverbs 2:3-5 it says, “YES, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”  When lost, we can find the knowledge of God!  That is an astounding and encouraging statement.  BUT WAIT and notice what needs to happen before we find the knowledge of God.  We need to call out and search.  How do we do that?  We call out through the gift of prayer.  Sharing our heart with the loving creator of the universe.  We search for it by diving into God’s Word with the mindset that with the turn of every page we read we find nuggets of golden wisdom, the diamonds of clarity, and shining emeralds of joy.  The treasure of God that makes life worth living.   Today you may be saying to yourself, “I am so lost.”  Be encouraged.  You can call out to God, search His rich Word, acquire the knowledge of God, and find your way!

Pastor John Wright

Pastor John is married to his beautiful wife Kimberly and has 6 young children. John holds a Master’s of Theology (ThM.) from Dallas Theological Seminary and has been serving in full-time pastoral ministry for 11 years. John is passionate about declaring the truth of the Gospel and leading people in their knowledge, understanding and application of God's Word.