Timberwood Church

Outreach, Spiritual Formation and Leadership

Timberwood Church is a Bible-based, outreach-oriented church designed to help people experience

God’s goodness in their lives. Through teaching and worship, we seek to make the timeless

truth of the Bible relevant for everyday life.  

The purpose of Timberwood Church is to honor God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ.

Worshipping, serving, celebrating—together.


January 14th Letter

  • Words, Heart, Mouth

    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and redeemer.”  (Psalm 19:14)

     

    Do you ever wonder what God wants?  

     

    I think it’s much easier to think in terms of what I want from God.  And to be sure, the Bible suggests we should ask.  Matthew 7:7, “Ask…”  In James 4:2-3, the ask is qualified like this, “…You do not have because you do not ask.  You ask and do not receive because you ask wrongly to spend it on your passions.”  But that is really an entirely different discussion from what does God want.  

     

    So, try this on for an exercise, write on a piece of paper, perhaps even the tablet of your mind, these two questions: “God, what do you want from me?  What do you want for me?”

     

    Perhaps favorite verses will come to mind (e.g., Micah 6:8), write those verses down.  Perhaps you will ask a friend the question, “Joe what do you think God wants from me, for me?”  I invite you to write down those responses.  Perhaps a query will be made of family, or even Google, perhaps inspiration will be found in a favorite author.  Perhaps it will be a grand list, or perhaps it will be simple phrases or actions, things to think about, things to do.  

     

    A number of years ago, I came up with a sentence, perhaps a bit wordy, that expressed an answer to the question.  I want to honor God through my relationship with him, my family and his church, demonstrating a willingness to learn and an ability to teach.  It is not the only way I answer the questions, but it is one way.  Confronted with something new or different, I find myself wondering what God wants and it most often seems that when I wait for God, God does something with my effort, that I would not have been able to do on my own, even if I am using the exact same abilities.  

     

    So, I invite you on a journey of discovery with me, let's find out what God wants!  From us.  For us.  

     

    Sunday services are at 9 and 10:30am, live streamed and live.  We are working to offer live Wednesday night programming for our Kids and Students Ministries starting January 20th.  The Annual Meeting is scheduled for February 7th at 12pm, in the Worship Center, if you are a member and unable to attend, you can request an absentee ballot.  

     

    Peace to you, stand firm, I miss you.

     

    John

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