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Every Hour I Need Thee

Posted onFebruary 27, 2016 | by: Kimberly Lancaster | 0 comments

Why, oh WHY, do I always try to do it on my own? How IS it that I think so WELL of myself? When will I EVER take to heart the verse that talks of my imperative to decrease and His imperative to increase (John 3:30)? Whew. I am FATIGUED of failing. I talked with a friend today and with tears told her that I had forgotten to approach Jesus Christ with some of my concerns. She looked at me and confirmed that we both had forgotten that we need to pray to the One Who knows all. We both resolved to approach the throne of grace and beseech the Holy One's aid and peace with respect to that which concerns us. Have you ever forgotten that God is here for you? Right beside you? And that He never leaves you nor forsakes you? I do. All the time. And I am heartily ashamed of myself for it. I am currently reading the book of I Samuel, having recently read Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, and I love how the people of Israel talked of God going before them. Fighting their battles. And that the battle was the Lord's. Oh, that I could be like Israel when they were in a season of fearing the Lord and doing His will. Oh, that I could believe with my whole heart that God is going before me, fighting my battles, and claiming victory because my battles are His. Friend, God IS with us. He never leaves us nor forsakes us (Deuteronomy 31:6). One of my problems is that I do not realize that when I am weak, then am I strong (II Corinthians 12:10). Another of my faults is that I do not allow Him to demonstrate His abundant and amazing grace. Paul said God's power is perfected in our weakness (II Corinthians 12:9), and Friend, I am weak. Would you join me in approaching God with all concerns? Not just the ones we THINK He can handle. Not just the ones with which we are WILLING to part. All. And I mean ALL. There is an old hymn written by Annie Hawks and Robert Lowry that asserts "I need Thee. Every hour I need Thee. Oh, bless me now, my Savior, I come to Thee." Well, I do need Him. And I need for God to humble me so that I surrender to Him all of my concerns. Without reservation. Kimberly Lancaster February 26, 2016...Keep Reading

One Nation Under God

Posted onFebruary 19, 2016 | by: Kimberly Lancaster | 0 comments

We are admonished by Scripture to pray for our government and those that lead. Beyond that, we are encouraged to make wise decisions about electing those that are righteous and have a heart for God....Keep Reading