God Will Make A Way

God will make a way for you where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way for you. There is beauty and perfection in God. He desires to make a masterpiece out of your life. We often can only see our own life and circumstances. We get caught up in our own problems. They seem so big and many times so impossible. Yet in reality there is an incredibly huge universe out there and we are but a tiny part of it.

 

Have you ever flown in an airplane? Up in the sky the earth looks so very little and insignificant. From the pictures taken by astronauts the earth is even smaller. Imagine the perspective that God has of our earth! What are your problems and impossible difficulties for God? He just laughs at them! They are so insignificant to him that he can brush them all away as you would brush a speck of dirt from your shirtsleeve.

 

Isaiah 40:12 “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?”

 

All of the oceans of the earth God has held and measured in the hollow of his hand. In a small balance he has weighed out the hills and the mountains. Spread your hand out wide and you will see the span of your hand to be from the tip of your little finger to the tip of your thumb. That is about eight inches, Not much right? God has measured the heavens in the span of his hand. The incredibly huge universe fits in the palm of God’s hand!

 

And you think that you have a problem that is too big for God to handle? We suffer from a mental distortion because we compare and size up God according to what we see around us. We make God to be incredibly small and powerless. We make him to be like a man. Beloved, we need to get a renewed view of who God really is. We need to take our eyes off of our problems and “impossible” circumstances and see the grandeur and the glory of Almighty God!

 

James 4:13-14 “Go to now, you that say, today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas you know not what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.”

 

We need to stop taking life so seriously. Problems are NOT big when compared to God. And the fact that our lives are extremely short and will soon disappear puts things in their proper perspective. I’ve been around for awhile. It seems like only yesterday that our country was celebrating the election of the first black president in history. And now we just watched Donald Trump become the 45th president of the United States. It seems such a short time ago that I was a boy growing up, and now I just celebrated my 55th birthday.

 

I like to go to graveyards to read the headstones to see the dates of birth and death of each person. Each grave represents a life lived. Some lived just a few years and some lived for 90 or 100 years. In all of these lives they celebrated birthdays, weddings, and other happy occasions. They all had a job or profession in life. Most had family and friends that they spent a lot of time with. All had happy days, joys, hardships, and sorrows. And what they all share in common is that they are all now dead and their bodies are planted together in the earth.

 

So we need to put our lives in their proper perspective. Nothing is as important as it seems. There are no impossibilities, there are only opportunities to trust God to make a way where there seems to be no way. What looks so difficult to you looks extremely easy to God. What looks so long to you is but a moment in the eternity that God dwells in. We need to recapture the view and the perspective of God. We are to renew our minds for the days are evil. When we think God’s thoughts everything changes for the better and becomes beautiful and easy.

 

Psalm 8:3-9 “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; What is man that you are mindful of him? And the son of man, that you visit him? For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor. You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; and you have put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passes through the paths of the seas. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth!”

 

What are we that God is mindful of us? We are so insignificant in the greatness of the universe that it boggles the mind to consider how small and powerless we really are. The answer of course is that God has chosen to consider us, and to choose a family for himself to populate his heaven, and to dwell with him forever.

 

All of this is God’s plan and not our own. We arrived on earth all bloody and tiny and screaming, from our mother’s womb. We didn’t ask to be born and had no part in arriving here. We grew up and learned to see the world through the eyes of our culture and experiences. Truly we are as nothing. So wouldn’t it behoove us to place our focus and trust upon Almighty God? What is impossible to us is very easy to him. So why not stop trying to work things out for yourself and ask God to do it for you? Why not trust in him with all of your heart and lean not unto your own understanding? Let God be God and he will take care of you.

 

I have learned to not worry or care about things in any great way. I pray and ask God to place a hedge of protection around me and everything that pertains to me. I allow The Angel of the Lord to watch over me and to protect me and all that is mine. Since he has lifted the care from me, then why should we both worry about it? I go to sleep in peace every night without the least bit of worry that anything bad will happen while I’m asleep. Nothing gets stolen from me either. I extend this hedge of protection over family members and pets. It covers them as well.

 

This is a much better way to live than how I previously lived. I used to be filled with fear, cares , and worries. Now I have lost that burden and life has become much easier to live. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Learn to focus on God and his great power. Trust in his promises and your life will become easy. Problems will no longer defeat you or seem impossible. You can life in peace and be calm knowing that God has it all under control. Blessings.

Difference between Knowing God and Being Religious?

The big difference between knowing God and being religious is putting ones faith in recorded truth, the Jude-Christian Bible. Jesus Him Self said that He was The Truth, The Light, The Life, The way. No man comes to the father but through the Son (John 14:6) Jesus made this statement while there were many Idols being worshiped. Jesus is the only offering for the sins of mankind, because he was the God who created the universe and all that is in it, and He is the Holy God who cannot stand in the presence of sin, Yet He came to Earth to live the righteous life in the face of temptation, that man is incapable of living. So buy Jesus living a holy life, then offering Himself on the Cross in our place, the sinless became the payment for the sins of the sinner.
So now salvation from eternal death is obtained from a person’s willingness to stop living a rebellious against God, agree with God that they are a sinner, ask God to forgive them for their rebellious way of life, And except Jesus the Christ as payment for their sin. To invite God through Jesus in to their lives, that they through the Person of the Holy Spirit will enable them to honor and glorify God with the way they live their lives.
Now religion differs by commitment, Differs by false hood, Differs by missing the mark.
Commitment: People will turn from following the truth when they might be persecuted for their beliefs (Matthew 13) .
False Hoods: Believing in God in a un Biblically way. Meaning how can you have faith in truth if you have not hear the truth. A relationship with God is found on putting one’s faith in what The Bible teaches us about God.
It is a false hood teaching that all religions lead to the same God. It is a false Hood to teach that man can earn their way out of Judgement of sin, and earn eternal life with their good deeds. All sinful man’s good works are filthy Wragges in the sight of God. Isaiah 64:6
Which brings us to missing the mark: James 2:10 tell us that if we offend the law (10 commandments) in one point, then we are guilty of all the law. So say a person lives a sinless life, but dies without putting their trust in Jesus as the payment for their sin. They would not escape the judgement of hell because they refused to commune with God through His Son Jesus the Christ, and by doing this they have committed one sin, the act of rebellion, which is the original sin.
What does a healthy relationship with God look like?
Reading the Bible on a regular Basses: The Bible is God’s phone to talk to us. It is His tool to conform our mines to His. It is a His tool to Guide us through life that we will be equipped to do his will and prosper in life.
Prayer on a regular basses: Prayer is talking to God, just like you do to your best friend, except you respect God 100 times more. Prayer, you should confess your sins on a regular basses that was you have a healthy and UN interrupted fellow ship with God.
Prayer is trusting in God to meet all your needs, and bringing your request to him.

Prayer is giving God thanks and praise for Who He is and all He has done for you.

Big different between Religion and knowing God is the purpose you live your life with.
Do you live your life trying to do the will of God, or to serve yourself?
Important thing to remember is the way you live this life will determine the quality of life you will have in God‘s Kingdom.
Written By Stephen J. Vattimo

History Of King’s Chapel Ministries

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King’s Chapel Church of God under the direction of Bishop Michael Mitchell held its first service on Sunday, June 21, 1998, at a local school auditorium with 20 persons present. A few months later, the congregation grew to approximately 50 members. Those first few months were difficult but Bishop Mitchell persevered. This great man of God had a vision. He did not focus on where he was but on where he was going.

Bishop Mitchell as a visionary, with very little funds in hands began seeking to purchase or build a church home. The building at 400 Woodland Street in Hartford shortly after was acquired but the challenge was yet before this very young congregation to transform a run-down, dilapidated club into a suitable place of worship. Considering the size of the congregation at this time, some thought this was impossible, but like the Israelites of Nehemiah’s days, “the people had a mind to work.”

Bishop Mitchell was not satisfied with the look of the building, so the church embarked on Phase One of the King’s Chapel’s renovation and development project. The “people” again showed their determination to transfer this building into a more suitable place of worship.

On June 14, 2003, when King’s Chapel celebrated its fifth anniversary and dedication service, the front of the building was renovated and the old look was replaced with what now stands as evidence of God’s favor, a vision and a people with a mind to work. Bishop Michael Mitchell chose the theme HEPHZIBAH “For the Lord Delights in Thee…” Isaiah 62:4.

When the church was officially organized on September 28, 1998, total membership was 45. By May 2001, membership had increased to 150. In 2011, membership now stands at 575 and average attendance has grown to 400 on Sunday mornings. King’s Chapel in 2001 was the youngest church in the Blue Hills district of churches, according to the Southern New England Reporter, and among the top 3 fastest growing churches. On Easter Sunday of 2005, King’s Chapel had a record of over 735 in attendance.

The excitement of the acquisition of the building is still present, but the focus has shifted to the extent to which God continues to bless the church. Our membership continues to grow and the manifest presence of God is evident in our services. On occasions, our services have extended well beyond the scheduled timed of dismissal because of the mighty move of the Holy Spirit. Our attendance has been in excess of 400 people on occasions. Baptismal services are held frequently, sometimes every month.

In 2002, King’s Chapel made history when our young people represented Southern New England at the General Assembly Teen Talent and won in their category. This was the first time that Southern New England won “first place.”

Under the leadership of Bishop Michael and Sister Ena Mitchell and associate ministers, King’s Chapel continues to grow. The task before us if great but we are determined under God’s guidance to move forward.

Since the purchase of 400 Woodland Street, we have done extensive renovations on the front of the building and banquet facilities now known as (King’s Palace). Renovations have also been made on our bathroom facilities.

It has been 13 years of God’s divine favor, hard work and sacrifice, but King’s Chapel will continue with God’s help, under the leadership of Bishop Michael Mitchell to live our mission statement of Love, Acceptance, Unity, Guidance and Hospitality (LAUGH), with the hope of reaching the lost and the hurting, because indeed, King’s Chapel is “A Place Where God is Changing Lives.”

Today King’s Chapel stands out as one of our leading churches in Southern New England. King’s Chapel presently provides a food pantry which gives assistance to needy families in our community.