Recently, my former women’s bible study group extended an invitation to me to come back as a guest speaker and teach on a specific subject from the September 2021 issue of the “Our Daily Bread” devotional magazine. Of course, I gladly accepted their invitation and immediately set my heart, mind, and prayers on calling upon the Holy Spirit to direct and guild my preparation efforts for this humbling event.
After reading the assigned story and the Biblical scriptures (Hebrews 13:11-16) that accompanied the magazine article it was surmised that the Apostle Paul (the author of Hebrews) wanted to exhort those who are faithful in the ministry of the Lord’s holy word to keep on praising Him, not just inside the confines of familiar and comfortable surroundings, but also outside their sphere of normalcy as well…where the less fortunate reside.
Yes, we are to keep on loving others including the unlovable; to keep on trusting in God to resolve difficult situations; to keep on respectfully responding to pastoral leaders in the church, notwithstanding those in government; and finally, to keep on praying without ceasing in the Name of Jesus our High Priest, through Whom we have access to God. Why? Because therein we bolster our confidence to walk by faith and not by sight. Ask yourself this question…”Why should I change, and not do these things that Paul admonished, especially when God does not change!”
So, as I prepare to deliver a message on “Outside the Camp”, I solicit your prayers that the teaching points I impart to the ladies will come directly from scripture and the mindset of the Holy Spirit.
THIS IS NO TIME TO REST AND TAKE OUR LEAVE!
The times we are living in today are hard times for us all. And you can imagine just how difficult it must be for those living within the margins of life. The ‘haves’ are being called upon to help and assist the ‘have-nots’. We must become a friend to the friendless. A bridge over troubled waters. We must pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the world. We must use and distribute our bounty wisely and in ways that pleases our Maker. Remember that the more we give (from the heart) the more He gives to you.
Scripture Lesson: “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38
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