Wayne is having a tough week at work and I would appreciate it if everyone could pray for him. He has moved a department down from Ohio and it is 5-10x the size of his department. It has been a very difficult and arduous task! Pray also for his diabetes because stress has a negative effect on diabetes!
You know Living Hope Baptist Church is so wonderful. Its so neat to sit in sermon after sermon and have the words penetrate your heart. To read the Bible and to experience the richness of scripture and to see how things are interwoven. What a blessing it was to me personally to have Butch point out Psalm 27. I think my family will memorize it this summer (I'll have to put it on the calendar in June to do or I'll forget...that's why I never take my head off of my shoulders!). Psalm 27
Of David. 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, [a] when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.
4 One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.
7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, "Seek his [b] face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.
13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
We are afraid of so much, at least I have been. I was afraid today but today I will read my psalm and start tucking it into my heart. Because He who is in me is greater!
And as the song goes.....Yes Lord, Yes Lord,Yes Lord, Yes Lord,Yes Lord, Yes Lord,Yes Lord, Yes Lord,Yes Lord, Yes Lord,Yes Lord, Yes Lord,Yes Lord, Yes Lord,Yes Lord, Yes Lord,Yes Lord, Yes Lord,Yes Lord, Yes Lord,Yes Lord, Yes Lord,Yes Lord, Yes Lord,Yes Lord, Yes Amen