Vintage message from October 26, 1997.
There is a God in heaven. How many of us here believe that there is a God in heaven? We say that, don’t we? There is a God in heaven, but how many of us live as though there really is a God in heaven? You know, it is easy for us to make a definitive statement that there is a God in heaven. I believe that there’s a God in heaven! But is our life motivated by the fact that there is a God in heaven?
…But you know what God’s also going to tell you, and I hope He can tell you this from this moment on, always in my life, that He’s going to tell you that, “Dave was motivated because he knew that I was in heaven. He knew I was watching.” There are so many things in my life that I find myself saying and doing and then all of a sudden I look up and say, “Oh, yeah. You’re there. You saw that. Okay. Yes, Lord. I realize You saw that.” Do we believe that there’s a God in heaven? Do we truly believe that? We can say that to ourselves. We can get up on Sunday morning and we can come to church. We can pick up our Bibles and read and we can do all the good, religious, holy things, but just because we’re doing them does not mean we truly believe…
How many of us here just simply have struggles in life? Do you realize that there’s a God in heaven that knows that you’re struggling?… Do I live [like] that there’s a God Who knows, Who reveals mysteries, Who knows my life, Who can deal with my life? …I believe that there is a God in heaven Who directs my life.
Pastor Dave Elkins