Are you discouraged? Have you been downcast? Do you know others who feel faint-hearted? Chapter six of Galatians is God’s instruction for us how we are to deal with the frailties of this life. Hear this in Galatians 6:9-10 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (10) As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” It is hard for me to think of Jeremiah, the weeping prophet of the Bible. This man continued to be faithful in such adverse conditions. Praise the Lord that we are not this prophet, but many have suffered through very hard situations. Are you and I praising the Lord in all things? Has our focus slipped off our blessed Savior and King onto the storms and waves that are overwhelming us, like Peter the disciple? I pray daily that the Lord would use me to be a Godly example and blessing to those around me. I rejoice in God’s goodness and greatness, submitting to His plans, not mine, and resting contented in His timing.
Praise the Lord for His gracious work in the lives of His people. Rich and Penny have been coming to church and both professed to love God. Recently after a Sunday night service we were fellowshipping with a cup of coffee in the church office as I explained what it meant and looked like to be born again in John 3. After rehearsing the 10 commandments they both repented of thier sins and by faith called out to God to receive them as children of His, making Him Lord of their lives. After many years of disobedience they immediately went and were married, repented of their wrong living and lifestyles to family, others and even the government. God’s ways are not our ways, but He makes our hearts willing to do things His way. Their fears abouat finances and family rejections were all solved when they were obedient. Obedience always precedes blessings (Joshua 7). There are six other people who have come for discipleship training, and 4 have expressed interest in joining the church. Please pray for Godly wisdom and discernment as I seek to honor His Word and encourage others to do the same.
A physical blessing of provision is that we are now, by God’s grace, out of debt. A $72,000 debt scheduled to the end of 2030 has been paid. We had a wonderful celebration of a loan burning on June 9th including a multiple church fellowship. God has supplied the church the ability to use His resources to furthering His kingdom in people coming to know the Savior as Lord. Jesus is the Resurrection and Life. We are all indebted to God for His supplying a Savior, His Son, to be our debt-bearer.