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This is a word from Pastor Timothy Burdick, Minister of Abilities for Friday Study Ministries:

A BETTER PLACE

Please read 2 Peter 3:11-13 with me – “Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and Godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.

As we look at the world, things seem to be coming to a head. On the evening news we hear about terrorists, earthquakes and plagues, and wonder, “what does it all mean?” I will grant you that there are some ominous signs, but does that mean that we should run to our books and charts on prophecy? A better place to run would be to God Himself! For whatever else these verses reveal, they teach us to seek God, for seeking Him is the only way that we can live in holiness and Godliness.

You might be saying, ”that sounds good, but how do I do it.” Just as you would spend time with a friend, spend time with God in prayer. As you ask Him for direction, be quiet and listen for His quiet answer. Also spend time in His Word, for His Word and Voice will always agree. Second, just as you would value your time with that same friend, learn to treasure your time with God.

God longs for relationship and not for duty. He alone can give you the love and acceptance you strive for.

Third, ask Him to change you into His image. Just as a son or daughter values the approval of their earthly Father, learn to value the approval of your heavenly Father. This approval will give you new confidence and strength, and peace and joy will fill your life in a new and better way.

Remember Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me."

Pastor Timothy Howard Burdick

Visit my website at: www.mynvm.org

You can join a discussion/prayer/Bible study with Pastor Timothy on the telephone each week on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM Arizona time for his Bible (currently in Psalms) study, by dialing 1.218.936.7979 (US) and entering access code number 139535.

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