For many years my wife and kids gave me a hard time over my aging cell phone! It was slow, clunky, lacked a lot of buttons and bells but it still worked good enough to make and take calls- and after all isn’t that what a cell phone is for? Unfortunately about six months ago, my phone started doing weird things like making random calls on its own (very scary) and even worse it hit a point where it was having to be recharged several times a day. That’s why on Monday I traded my old buddy in for a new iPhone X! It does a lot of cool stuff that I’ll never need but what I like best is its battery recharges fast and lasts a long time!
When it comes to spiritual health, the ability to regain and retain a lost charge is incredibly important! That’s because a soul (like a cell) loses power and needs to be recharged! How do we lose our spiritual power and how do we get it back? The answers to these questions are found in God’s Word- the ultimate power pack! Join us this Sunday as we continue our series called The Farm: Life Lessons From The Good Shepherd. In week one we learned how our Good Shepherd gives us the gift of contentment, and in week two we will see how He gives us the gift of restoration. As we look at Psalm 23:2-3a we will learn what to do to fix the hole in our soul! Since faith fades, it is essential to know where to go and what to do when we become depleted. Its going to be a timely topic because all of us experience dry seasons in our faith.
Well I’d better let you get back to your day. I always love our little visits and appreciate your willingness to read these mini messages about what’s on deck for Sunday. I can’t wait to huddle up with you and the rest of our flock and see what it is that God’s going to teach us. Have a wonderful weekend and see you and your crew on Sunday.
Sure Do Love You,
P.S. Please keep the Parkland, Florida community in your prayers this weekend as they deal with the terrible events of this past week. In a few weeks we will talk about “the valley of the shadow of death” but these dear folks need our prayers for healing and hope right now!
Some Of This Coming Week’s Scripture Passages: (Your One-A-Day Vitamin)
Psalm 23:1-3 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Psalm 23:4-6 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 19:7-10 The law of the Lord is perfect reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. … They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
Psalm 51:10-12 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Proverbs 20:19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.
Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words
Proverbs 11:25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.