July 15, 2019
Today begins Youth Arise. Please pray that our youth will have a wonderful time these 3 1/2 days in the Presence of the Lord, playing, fellow-shipping and just being blessed! Pray for the leaders and no incidents or accidents on land or ocean. Also, no horrible sunburns or insect bites! We will be going up to have dinner with the group tonight. PJ opened the session this morning.
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21 NASB
1 Samuel 29-30
29 There are seasons in our life as there are seasons on the earth as things in the natural realm do help us understand things in the Spirit when we belong to the Lord. The Lord was moving David towards his next destination. It is so much easier when we welcome the changing seasons knowing the Lord will take care of us in every place He moves us. Eric is now in a very different and new culture and is experiencing a lot of change having moved to Mexico, yet he told me it’s okay because he knows this is where the Lord wants him at this time. His normal behavior style is to avoid significant change at any time, so I know this is the Lord, LOL!
30 ...”but David strengthened himself in the Lord”. Okay OHA friends and family – this is the KEY to living a successfully victorious life! Nothing of David’s team was missing anything! Hooray, God! People fail us in this lifetime but You NEVER fail us! Yes, David yes! In the Word there are many verses that we are blessed to be a blessing! Selfishness is pure ugliness.
18 “Yet even in those days,” declares the Lord, “I will not make you a complete destruction.
Even when all turn away from the Lord, His mercy is extended!
Once again, the Holy Spirit gave Paul wisdom on how to handle his situation. The Lord also had the right people in the right place at the right time. He has done this for me so often in so many ways and I am very appreciative!
Meditate & Apply: When facing anything, ask the Lord and of course I must build myself up in Him. This always leads me to success and victory. He is my greatest encourager! Whatever season I am in, know I am there by the Lord’s doing and it will all be good. The mercy of God amazes me daily. I am grateful I can depend on the voice of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me!
Yes Lord, thank you for being our greatest encourager...youth camp sounds fun...
So true - It is so much easier when we welcome the changing seasons knowing the Lord will take care of us in every place He moves us.
His plans always work out better than we could have hoped or dreamed, He truly has the big picture in every situation. Thank you Lord for your mercies being new each day and your grace to do all that you would have us do!