Burbank Faith Today: May 12, 2017

“Waiting on the Lord…”

Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
91501

FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.”—Micah 7:7

That is a Scripture to wake up to in the morning.

Our hope completely tied up in and with the Lord, what can be better than that? What can be more rock solid than that? Not my hope being tied to a person, a pastor, denomination, the weather or an election but my hope being tied to the one who loves me. The one who created all things. The one who went to the cross for me. The one who is eternal.

That is a rock steady reminder of a rock steady hope. Perfect Scripture to keep ever present in our thoughts.

The third part of the passage above says, “…my God will hear me.”

He’ll hear me because he knows me. He knows us; he knows everything about us. We can reject him, but he will always know and love us.

“But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.’”—Isaiah 43:1

If we are his, that means he hears us…Hears our every praise…Hears our every cry.

Rock steady hope from a God who hears us—what else do we need?

Forgive me for burying the lead, but the second—maybe most important—component to this passage is our need to wait for our God.

Uggh!

I/We like hope…Love it, as a matter of fact. Knowing the Creator of the Universe hears you/me is an outstanding comfort…We’re down with all of those…but it’s the waiting that is a pain in a neck.

Didn’t Tom Petty sing that the waiting is the hardest part?

“You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part…”

Yeah, he did, and it makes sense because waiting on the Lord requires our faith to be fully employed. Waiting on his timing because his timing will be to his glory and our great benefit.

A study from Microsoft, published in 2015, stated that the average attention span for people these days is shorter than that of a goldfish. I’m sure we all have an anecdote to support that thesis…but what does it tell us?

It tells us that if we don’t get what we are looking for immediately, we’ll go and look someplace else for what we want.

As believers, it is important for us to remember that God is not on our timetable but that we are on his. This comes back to recognizing our place in the universe—the big picture—and to not get caught up with so much self-importance.

We have to wait on the Lord…As you/we learn to do this, we’ll come to see that waiting on him brings us to places we could never dream of. To joy and hope, we never thought possible, to a depth of faith that will anchor us through every storm.

Boom!
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Reminder: VBS is on the way…June 26-30…You can register ONLINE NOW!

A VBS Unlike Any Other:

VBS Goes to Rome: The theme for Vacation Bible School this year is “Rome: Paul & The Underground Church”

The dates are June 26-30…Look at your calendar…share with your friends…Pray for Seana Zilbert, who is directing…Make plans to volunteer.

You can sign up your child and their friends here on our website. Look the button up top, click, and follow.

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You need to follow us on Twitter.

Burbank Faith now has a Twitter account. You can follow us at; @BurbankFaithNaz

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Eric Canto has created a Burbank Faith channel on YouTube and has placed all of our recent services there. Go check it out.

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July is Camps Month: Remember July is camps month…Junior High, High School & Kids will all have separate camps at Granite Ridge.

Pastor Joe’s second book “The Dead Bug Tales” is now available in both paperback & Kindle on Amazon.com (click picture)—Or if you would like to order from Pastor Joe directly at a sale price contact me.

District Assembly is July 12-14
(It is one month later this year due to General Assembly (Indianapolis) being held June 21-30.)

SrHi Camp: July 16-21
Kids Camp: July 23-28
JrHi Camp: July 30-August 4

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Did You Know?
On this date:

…In 254, St. Stephen I began his reign as the Catholic Church’s 23rd pope. According to the “Liber Pontificalis,” it was Stephen who instituted the rule that clerics should wear special clothes at their ministrations.

…In 1310, Fifty-four Knights Templars were burned at the stake as heretics in France. Established during the Crusades to protect pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land, this military order came into increasing conflict with Rome until Clement V officially dissolved it in 1312 at the Council of Vienna.

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Church Calendar:
May 14: Mother’s Day Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:00 PM
May 16 Women’s Bible Study—7:00 PM
May 17:
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—1 Samuel 18—7:30 PM May 21: VBS planning meeting, following morning worship.
May 29: Memorial Day
June 3: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
June 26-30: VBS Week

As believers, we have to remain in continual prayer for all of our first responders…all our leaders…not a political party but for those carrying the heavy burden of leadership in our country and communities.

Kourtney Zilbert (Left) is one of our own…Keep her and her partner Austin in prayer.

President Donald Trump

Senator Kamala Harris

Senator Diane Feinstein

California Governor, Jerry Brown

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Burbank Faith Today: May 12, 2017

  1. One of the “Fun” things about waiting on the Lord is that you’ll be surprised by His plans for you. Never confuse your wishes with His will.

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