SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH IN WAHIAWA, HAWAII

Pastor Steve Gray

First Baptist Church of Wahiawa

  ​Message from Pastor Steve



ALOHA!



​God has wonderful ways of reminding us that He is in control.  Although "my" plans seldom work out the way I anticipated, His plans are always fulfilled and always for the best.


Our anniversary weekend was a perfect example of this.  Plan A was a sunshine filled weekend with ocean baptism and church picnic at Ali'i Beach Park.  Then came Hurricane Lane.  Plan B was to hide inside and stay out of harm's way as the looming storm came over us.  Then God swatted hurricane away and we experienced a wonderful weekend of Bible study, Worship with indoor baptism and Aloha Lunch Fellowship.


I am reminded of two verses that speak in times when plans seem to change moment by moment.


                  And we know that in all things God works for the good of                        those​ who love him, who have been called according

                             to his purpose.

                                                                             Romans 8:28


God takes all the circumstances, the uncertainties and even disappointments and causes them to work together for our good and for His purpose.  Thanks be to God!


               For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord,

                   "plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

                            plans to give you hope and a future."


                                                                             Jeremiah 29:11


Sometimes it is hard for us to see what God is up to in the shifting winds and uncertainties of life.  The same God that declared to ancient Israel - "I have plans

for you," has a plant for us to.


Isn't it awesome to watch God do His work His way for His purpose and to His glory?


Thanks be to God!


Pastor Steve