Updated: Mar 16, 2020
I hope that you're doing well and are enjoying the warmer days that God is blessing us with. Spring is right around the corner!
One of my favorite chapters in the Bible is Psalm 139. This chapter is full of encouragement and the assurance of God's love for us. When David wrote these words he was in a dark place in his life, but the thought of God's love for Him was more than enough to carry him through. The first few verses speak of the fact that God knows everything about us. Psalm 139:1-3 says "You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely." Isn't is amazing to know that the God of the universe knows our thoughts and even our intentions. I love how verse 4 explains that He not only knows the words that we speak, but He knows them before we speak them. Imagine just how important and loved you are by God, if He knows the very words that you speak even before you have uttered them. The next several verses beginning in verse 7, relay the knowledge that God knows everywhere we go. The God who created the world and holds everything in balance knows your every move. In verse 7, he says, "Where can I go from your Spirit, where can I flee from your presence?" Sometimes we ask God -"Where are you?" The answer is clear - He's everywhere, but He is also right beside you. David acknowledged that there was no one, high, low, or in between that God didn't know about. He always knows where we are and what we're going through. The next few verses remind us that God made us exactly the way we are ever since our conception. Imagine if the abortion doctors would take verses 13-15 to heart! "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place." What a promise of God's love! And my favorite verse of all in this passage is verse 16, when the psalmist proclaims, "All of the days ordained for me were written in your book, before one of them came to be." God is writing your book, He is writing my book, and He is writing the book for Hyland Heights Baptist Church. We are assured that God is control and that He loves each of us enough to care about our lives individually. He also loves our church and through these months of transition and waiting, He is writing our book. Be encouraged, be engaged, and help to write the book of the future of this church.
Speaking of engagement, the Pastor Search Team is asking us to engage in a Pastor Search Survey. Please take a few minutes to give the team your thoughts on what you'd like to see in our new pastor. You can find the survey by going to: www.hhbc.net/pst and clicking on the "Take the Survey" box.
Also---the arrangements for Mrs. Eloise Floyd are as follows: The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel, with Rev. Shawn Ames officiating.
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