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12 Jan

Thoughts from the Pastor

“For Those Who Are Called”

Isn’t it amazing how you can read a familiar passage of Scripture many times over, and then all of a sudden, God will reveal something brand new to you, in a Scripture passage you have read hundreds of times before? I love it when that happens! It’s incredible, the more I read, the more it happens! God’s word is alive!

We know the Bible to be inspired and written by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit brings written words to life in the heart of every believer. To believe in God means to believe His word and this is what it says . . . .

And we know that for those who love God
all things work together for good,
for those who are called according to his purpose.
                                         Romans 8:28 (ESV)

“For those who are called” that means you, and that means me. Every believer is called to Kingdom Ministry, in your home, at your work, in your church, or anywhere that you find yourself. You are called to do good. And then God takes it a step further encouraging and reminding us that all things work together for good “for those who are called.”

God has called us on a mission, on a journey, and on purpose to do good. Good for His Kingdom and He turns that good back into a benefit for us.

So do we question what the future holds? Or do we just trust him for something good! I can’t speak for everyone else, but as for me, I choose to believe that God is up to something good . . . “For those who are called!”

Passionate for the cause of Christ,

Pastor Randy R. Urich
MAG Life Church 1-11-17

January 11, 2017

01 Nov

Thoughts from the Pastor

“Aspirations!”

I was spending some time in prayer the other day, when it seemed the Holy Spirit brought a word to my attention. This word, not being one that I think of a lot, seemed to invade my thoughts and challenge my mind. The word is: “Aspirations.”

“Aspiration” is defined this way: A Hope or Ambition of Achieving Something.

I began to think about my own personal aspirations. First of all, what are they? Secondly, how do my personal aspirations line up with God’s purpose for my life?
Each morning as part of my daily wake up routine, I quote from memory a number of scriptures. One of those being Philippians 1:21.

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
                                                                                                   Philippians 1:21 (ESV)

Again, how does my personal hope or ambition of achieving something line up with the God Purpose “Aspiration” expressed in Philippians 1:21. Am I living up to the example of the ambitions of the Apostle Paul in his writings? Ultimately, am I living up to Christ centered “Aspirations” in every part and aspect of my life?

It is a big question, but it deserves an answer. Sometimes the most sobering thoughts bring us into the closest position with Christ.

For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Now there my friend, is a hope or ambition of achieving something, that we all should consider in our own personal daily “Aspirations.”

I pray encouragement for you today as you follow Christ wholeheartedly, molding your life in His footsteps, enjoying the power of His presence. Just like the Apostle Paul , make it your “Aspiration,”

“For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”

Pastor Randy R. Urich
MAG Life Church 11-01-16

 

11 Feb

Thoughts from the Pastor

“But Who Do You Say That I Am?”

While reading the Bible recently I came across a passage of scripture that I’ve read many times, but on this particular day, one sentence from the passage seemed to literally jump off of the page and speak to me. The passage is in Matthew, Chapter 16, verses 13-19, where Jesus was having a conversation with His disciples. In verse 13, He asked this question “who do people say that the Son of Man is?” That question is still interesting today because sometimes it seems like everyone has opinions, but sometimes those opinions are not based on fact. Jesus, more than anyone else ever has, (or ever will) has an uncanny way of driving straight to the point, getting to the fact, and cutting to the heart.

By reading the passage through the eyes of the Holy Spirit, one quickly ascertains that the real question Jesus wanted Peter and the other disciples to answer for themselves is found in verse 15. Here it is; Jesus said to them “but who do you say that I am?” That is the question, that is the fact, that Jesus wants you and I to consider today. “But who do you say that I am?”

In good times and in bad, in happy times and in sad, Jesus draws us back to our position of faith by causing us to answer the question, “But who do you say that I am?”

We can speak it, or we can believe it. It is my hope today that you both speak it and believe it. Jesus Christ is a personal Savior and He is the rock and the foundation for anything that matters. Answer the question, commit your life to Him, and believe for the miraculous.

I’ve heard it said... sometimes you’re the windshield and sometimes you’re the bug. Trust me, I have experienced both feelings, but I have chosen to build my foundation not simply on feelings, but on the facts of who He is to me.

Jesus is calling to all who will hear, to answer the question...

“But who do you say that I am?”

 

Pastor Randy R. Urich
MAG Life Church 2-11-16

08 Jan

Thoughts from the Pastor

“Strengthening Your Grip”

Recently while reading an older book by Charles Swindoll, I was greatly impressed and inspired by the content of his book “Strengthening Your Grip.” While this book was published years ago, the message is timeless. The book begins by talking about priorities. He quickly gives 4 priorities for living with regard to “strengthening your spiritual grip.”

     #1 Be Biblical

     More than ever, having a strong foundation established upon the Word of God is our best hope to aim correctly in an aimless world.

     #2 Be Authentic

     God created you to be the best “You” that you can be. He has designed you in a special way to be authentic.

     #3 Be Gracious

     Live out of a gracious and tolerant spirit. “Grow in Grace and Knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2Peter 3:18) I like to say, “give whatever you can, whenever you can!”

     #4 Be Relevant

     We live in a changing world, and God always expects us to adapt to change while making sure our spiritual walk always matches our spiritual talk.

The thoughts I’ve shared today come from a combination of reading Swindoll’s book, and also hearing God’s voice specifically speaking to me, to make a difference in and upon our world in 2016. While reflecting, I remembered the words of Jesus from John 12:32 (KJV):

“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”

I make it my resolution to lift Jesus up to the multitudes, to the “one more”, the next person, and every person I meet.

Now more than ever, let’s join Swindoll’s thinking in becoming: Biblical, Authentic, Gracious, and Relevant, bringing aim to an aimless world now, throughout 2016, and until Jesus comes!

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