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May 31, 2020:

Look to JESUS

John 17:3

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Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

Vicki and I were able to spend some time with Candice and her kids this past week. Vicki, Charity, Danielle and their kids went over on Wednesday, then Joshua and I left out on Thursday morning.

This left me in charge of the household details until I left. It wasn’t much except a few dishes, making sure the blinds were open and the desk calendars were turned. I know you understand the dishes and the blinds but the calendars probably threw you off. They are desk calendars that have writings and some scripture on each day. We have three that Vicki turns each day.

As I turned one of them over and read what was on it I just stopped and read it again. It seemed like God knew exactly what I needed to read that Thursday morning. With everything going on at this time there are questions that come and concerns that arise. I also believe that it was what I needed to share with all who will read this article. This is what I read --

I, the Creator of the Universe, am with you and for you. What more could you need? When you feel some lack, it is because you are not connecting with Me at a deep level. I offer abundant life; your part is to trust Me, refusing to worry about anything.

It is not so much adverse events that make you anxious as it is your thoughts about those events. Your mind engages in efforts to take control of a situation, to bring about the result you desire. Your thoughts close in on the problem like ravenous wolves. Determined to make things go your way, you forget that I am in charge of your life. The only remedy is to switch your focus from the problem to My Presence. Stop all your striving, and watch to see what I will do. I am the Lord!

The Scripture is just listed so I looked them up so I would know the full story of what God wanted me to hear. First was Romans 8:31-32 which says – 31 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?”

This was followed by Micah 7:7 which says -- 7 “But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.”

After reading this my heart was at ease as I began to move forward through the rest of the day. It was a word that God knew I needed to hear as well as something that I needed to share. It was something that speaks to the uncertainties that we are facing in these days.

Everything that I hear seems to be focused on what is going on and how it impacts my life. Pretty soon I get overwhelmed with my thoughts and the emotions that it brings. And yes, I try to think of how I can control the situation bringing the results that I desire. I even worry about what is and what could be.

But as it says in that first paragraph -- When you feel some lack, it is because you are not connecting with Me at a deep level. I offer abundant life; your part is to trust Me, refusing to worry about anything. It is then that I realized that I was letting this world stop me from being the child who trusted his Heavenly Father.

Yes, I know that there will be things that come at me and others that will seek to bring me back to a time of struggle, but I am determined to fulfill my part – trusting God. After all, God’s Word is true, “If God is for us, who is against us?”

In the midst of this time, we must trust God and not allow what is happening to draw us away from Him. Question is – Are you trusting God?

JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, there IS something about that name!!

Christ only, always,

Bro. Paul

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If we as Christians are going to accomplish the tasks for which we have been called, we must lay hold of the power of God.  One person shared how we must do that --

 

The church’s greatest deficiency today is in power – not in programs, strategies, materials, or ideas. Power for ministry can be released only through prayer.”

Anonymous

 

 

 

 

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We will have church service on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday evenings. Those attending are asked to follow social distancing guidelines, masks are still required. There will continue to be no classes, nursery or children's church at this time.

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