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Slow Fade

Updated: Mar 16, 2020

I wanted to share with you the words to a Casting Crowns song I heard for the first time yesterday that spoke to my heart, entitled "Slow Fade".

Be careful little eyes what you see.

It's the second glance that ties your hands, as darkness pulls the strings. Be careful little feet where you go. For it's the little feet behind you that are sure to follow.

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away. It's a slow fade when black and white are turned to gray. And thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid, when you give yourself away. People never crumble in a day - It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade.

Be careful little ears what you hear.

When flattering leads to compromises, the end is always near. Be careful little lips what you say, for empty words and promises leave broken hearts astray.

I like the words, "People never crumble in a day" because the enemy's tactic is not to hit you head on but to slowly chip away at your faith until you are walking in doubt and distrust of the Father. It is so important that we know the strategies of the enemy and we walk daily in the Spirit. Remember, God is your help and strength for every moment of every day.

I wanted to pass along to you words of appreciation from Tina Waldo, daughter of Don Lozier who passed away last weekend. She and the family appreciate your support, your calls and your prayers. The family will probably take Don back to New York for burial and have a service there for him as that's where he and his family are from. Continue to pray for the whole family and thank you church for "doing life" with the Lozier family.

Also pray for Daniel Nunn. His mom, Janet, found him passed out yesterday morning. He is awake, but in the ICU at Lynchburg General today as they seek to determine what happened and how to treat him. Daniel has numerous medical challenges so pray for wisdom for the doctors.

One last prayer request, Lance Plyter is home from UVA where they found a few cancer spots on his liver. They have a plan to deal with those spots so pray that it works as Lance has limitations on how they can treat him.

I'll see you Sunday as we "Wait for Christmas",

Pastor Carl

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