Monday, November 3, 2008

Cora: Monthly Calendar

Hello ladies!

Fall is truly upon us and we enter into November. God has surely painted us a beautiful picture with the leaves turning red, yellow and orange.

Here is the calendar for November:

November 11 - Chapter 3 - The Most High
November 25 - Chapter 4 & 5- The God Who Sees and The All Sufficient One

Please note that our annual Christmas Tea will held on December 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the church office. If you would like to host a table or help with the goodies, please contact Nancy Henry. Her information is in the directory. Sign up sheets will be coming out in the next couple of weeks.

"I will cry to God Most High, to God who accomplishes all things for me." Psalm 57:2

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pam: Joy in the Lord

They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the Lord. Psalm 106:25

Yesterday my husband moved two of our steers and our bull from their familiar surroundings where they were content on acres of grassy pasture free to graze and move about with the rest of the herd to a much smaller area far away from their comfort zone where they have been bawling loudly and unceasingly, longing to return to what they knew and were accustomed to.

How often are our lives like that? We go about from day to day with our recurring schedules, comfortable with our jobs, who we hang out with, chores and even our devotional time has become routine, everything is habitual. Then the Lord rocks our world, adjusts what is familiar to us.

How do you react when the Lord makes alterations in your life? Do you joyfully take on the new challenges the He puts before you? Do you wait with great excitement and anticipation the opportunities He presents you? Or do allow the enemy delight in times like these, as he prowls about relishing every grumble and complaint you murmur when life isn’t exactly as you would have it?

In such times you must believe your strength is in the Lord; He will not leave you or forsake you. When the Lord takes you out of your comfort zone, gladly grab hold of His hand, talk to Him, humble yourself to Him, allow Him to lead the way and blessings will be heaped on you. The Lord wants you to know He loves you, you can trust in Him.

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3