September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tile future is now! Too much of the time we want to program the future at some far-off place in .our life or even in the next century. I have noticed that my future isn’t the next century, but it’s now. I live in an ever-changing time . where with each passing moment there are things changing all around me. Today we limit our thoughts on the future by dwelling on the past. The children of Israel did this after they left
Egypt. The first time the water supply got low, they decided it was better back in Egypt, where they were slaves, than to continue to a land where they could be free to build homes that would be theirs rather than to dwell in tents under Egyptian bondage. While Moses was away a few days communing with God, they decided to build golden calves to worship rather than depend on the Lord who had rolled back the
Red Sea for them to cross. Their future was clouded with the return of old way and times where the mind refused to accept the leadership of the Lord. Moses found them resorting to worship of these golden calves. Their bodies were naked and dancing to the beat of satanic worship. That’s not the future that I envision. Rather, it’s a return to the old ‘ways that the Lord had called his people out of. Noah, that great man
of God, who saw into the future, saw a flood coming where the whole world would be covered with water and all flesh would die. He worked 120 years building a boat that would preserve all that was on it. A preacher of the Word was he. Telling all that heard him there
was a flood in the future, but none would listed. Rather, they ridiculed him and tried to stop his ship building. Their future was filled with marrying and giving in marriage, having parties and living with riotous living until Noah entered the ark and God Closed the door. Then their future changed in an instant. He floods came and all was lost. Today, Jesus can come for his own any second and all things will change. Don’ I
wait! Live in the future! Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior today.

May God Bless You
Your Pastors,
Rev. Richard and Rosie Deckard

September’s HappeningsĀ 

Tues., Sept., 11, 7 p.m. Sunday School
Business Mtg. and a All Members Church Business meeting
Sun., Sept., 16, 6 p.m. Mtg of Church
Board and of DIVAs.
Sun., Sept. 30, 6 p.m. Harvest Festival
Workers’ Mtg. PLEASE attend this
meeting. It’s a must!
*For Sept., Continue to Read the Book
of Psalms!

Thurs., Oct. 4,6 p.m. Grocery Sacking!
Fri., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. Set Up Night
Sat., Oct. 6, 11-4 Fall Harvest Festival:
games, food, drinks, music, groceries &
more! Everything is free!

 

Rita’s Review

Have you ever knelt for prayer time, and just exhaled all the air pent up from the day’s events? It’s so hard sometimes to stay focused when life’s trials are like waves threatening to drown you. The other night I knelt, and experienced just such a moment. I remained there, quiet, and surrendered to God. It had been “a day”, a very trying and exhausting day. My prayer began, “I love you Lord, but I’m so tired, I can’t even think”. Soon, the words of a newly-learned chorus came to mind: “It may look like I’m surrounded, but I’m surrounded by you.” Over and over the chorus began to take root and soon my soul began to be refreshed and I was strengthened again. Friend, there’s no one like our God!
He knows what we need before we know about the need. The world will crowd us at every opportunity. Satan wants to “busy” our lives to the point of taking our focus off of God. When we lose sight of the cross and what God’s done in our lives, it’s easy to let the world rule our thoughts. When it looks like we’re surrounded, remember, we are surrounded by God’s army. He is faithful to his children! When we
feel alone. He is with us. When we feel lost, He is our guiding light. I thank God we don’t live by “feelings”, but by God’s perfect plan.
–rita

 

 

 

 

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