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Matsa Moments - Pastor Mike


The Hebrew word “Matsa” means to: find, meet, discover, encounter. It is used in Deuteronomy 4:29 where the Lord says, "But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Throughout Scripture, there is an invitation from God to find Him; He actually rewards those who diligently seek Him (Heb. 11:6). To see God we must be looking for Him.

This blog is a journal of finding God - discovering who He is; learning more about His character and attributes, as I encounter Him in in His Word and world around me. These posts are theological reflections emerging out of a desire to understand how the Creator interacts with us, His creatures. Hopefully, through these you will see how the Ever-present Holy One also invites you to know Him more.

 

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  • Apr11Sun

    The wrong way (Proverbs 14)

    April 11, 2021
    “There is a way -- right before a man, And its latter end are ways of death.”
    (Proverbs 14:12 – Young’s literal translation)

    Ever gone the wrong way, thinking you are going the right way? I have many times. Gravel roads, dead ends, arguments with passengers, frustration, pride, embarrassment – lots of “not so...

  • Apr5Mon

    HOMESICK

    April 5, 2021

    “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Prov. 13:12)

    It’s Easter Monday, the day after Resurrection Sunday! Here we are at the beginning of another lockdown. It’s been over a year now of the same thing; the same bad news report, day after day. People have had enough! Tensions are...

  • Mar22Mon

    Integrity: Proverbs 11

    March 22, 2021

    Proverbs 11:3  The integrity of the upright guides them,  but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

    If I could sum up Proverbs 11 in one word, the word would be “integrity”. What does it mean to have integrity? The dictionary includes words like: honesty, strong moral principles, uprightness,  completeness,...

  • Mar15Mon

    What comes out of my mouth?

    March 15, 2021

    James 3:10 "And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth.

    Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!"

     

    Hello righteous ones,

    We are now entering into the heart of the book of Proverbs. The first 9 chapters were introduction, with the purpose of Proverbs  found in 1:2-4, “ Through these proverbs,...

  • Mar8Mon

    Two invitations - Proverbs 9

    March 8, 2021

    Hello Saints,

    What a great time to be alive! God is moving on planet Earth! “ The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons and daughters of God to be revealed .” (Rom.8:19) A separation, refining, purification and beautification is happening as the Bride of Christ prepares herself to reflect the glory of her Bridegroom! Is...

  • Good morning Church,

    Can you hear her calling in the street? Can you hear in the midst of all the chaos and confusion, a voice of reason, of sanity? Can you hear that voice saying "seek me"? Oh, how we need Wisdom in these days of deception and evil! Listen to her calling:

    “I call to you, to all of you!
    I raise my voice to all...

  • Feb22Mon

    Avoiding destruction - Proverbs 6:20 - 7:27

    February 22, 2021

    Greetings fellow travelers, on the road to life, avoiding the pitfalls and dangers of the journey - and there are many! However, praise God! We have a road map filled with wisdom and direction, whose Author has traveled the road we walk. Isn't it incredible that God was here on planet Earth, and showed us the way we must walk to make it...

  • Hello Church, Overcomers in the Lord!

    Praise God for the wisdom and revelation He gives us every day! God is good!

    The Word of God is so practical – full of advice on how to avoid situations that will surely lead to difficulty and regret. Proverbs is one of those books that is full of useful information to keep us out of trouble. The book...

  • Feb8Mon

    Be Careful!

    February 8, 2021

    Hello Church,

    What an amazing God we serve - full of mercy, grace and truth!

    Proverbs 5 is one of many we will see, whose focus is on guarding marriages and the marriage bed (see Hebrews 13:4). It approaches the topic from a male perspective, but we need to read it as a warning to all of us. Marital infidelity is epidemic, and is a temptation...

  • Feb1Mon

    Proverbs 4 - Jesus is life

    February 1, 2021

    Hello Saints of God,

    Praise the Lord!!! We’re in Chapter 4 of Proverbs. This is so incredible! If you read Proverbs 1:1, you will discover that these Proverbs are written by Solomon, son of King David. King David was a man with a heart after God, who loved God’s word (read  Psalm 119 ). In Proverbs 4, Solomon quotes what King...