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WEEKLY THOUGHTS

 

A New Beginning

           This is the time of year where people make their “New Year Resolutions” in hope of having a better year than previous ones. Many will declare they will join a gym to get in better shape, yet gym attendance will flounder by February. Don’t forget about all of us who will eat healthier and start out good. We will attempt eating more salads and fruits but fall back to pizza and bacon cheeseburgers rather quickly (I sadly fall into this group!). Don’t get me wrong, these are important goals to strive for because our physical health is very important; but we mustn’t forget other areas of health as well.

          What about your spiritual health? Was your relationship with God as healthy in 2018 as you had hoped? Sometimes our list of resolutions skips over this topic. We start off good by setting a specific time, in the morning or evening, to sit in a quiet place for reading the word of God. Our prayers are stronger and more frequent. As time goes along events in our lives interrupt reading schedule. We become wrapped up in activities with our children, chores around the house or tasks from work and the period between our prayers become longer and longer. Eventually what we had made the most important, quite time in God’s word and our prayer life, take a backseat to the world around us. Our trust in God’s love and grace in our lives can be damaged.

          We can take a valuable lesson from the writers of Proverbs on this. In Proverbs 3:5-6 we read, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths.” We must remember, we live in a world full of sin. Satan will take every opportunity to cause cracks in our relationship with God. This affects the daily decisions we make as well. When we place our trust in God and seek out the lessons found in His word, our heart and mind will know what God has planned for us. When you encounter obstacles who is your trust placed in? Jeremiah 17:7 says, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.” A life crisis can be devastating but this verse from Jeremiah reminds us of the importance of placing our faith in God. Being obedient is easy when everything goes our way, the test comes when the path becomes uncomfortable. The moments of despair and heartache are when we need to rely and trust that God is in control the most.

          I ask you join me in a challenge this New Year. Instead of making a long list of “resolutions” make it your goal to accomplish one thing for 2019. Start the new year off with a new beginning in your walk with God. Place God first in your life, don’t let your quite time and prayer life be interrupted by what might come during the day. I believe we can do this if we trust in the Lord first and foremost!

 

God Bless each of you, to God be the glory!

Brother Chris

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, that goes towards international missions, is still on going. The goal set by RABC is $1,000. As of now we have collected $380.

Ephesians Bible Study

Our Sunday evening bible study, over Ephesians, led by James Powell, starts at 6 pm. It is an in-depth and inspiring study!

Wednesday Evening 1st Corinthians Bible Study

Come join us for our weekly bible study over 1st Corinthians, starts at 6:30 pm!

Friday Morning Prayer Group

Every Friday morning Dave Titus leads a prayer group at Lil-Tex starting at 6 am. The group is open to anyone, we pray for our church family and the community. Come for prayer and, if you want, stay for breakfast.

RABC Kids Night

Every Friday night from 6 pm to 8 pm Ms. Rosalia leads our Kids Night! It is a place for children, kindergarten through 6th grade, to come to learn about Jesus, play games, and have amazing fellowship!

Women’s Bible Study

Ladies, RABC has began another Women’s Bible Study. If you are interested the study is every Tuesday with two times you can attend, 9:30 am and 6:30 pm. The book is called “Life Management for Busy Women” by Elizabeth George. For questions talk with Brenda Titus.