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January 19, 2015

How to Serve God - Psalms 55

God's shoulders are wide enough to carry your burdens. He is sovereign over the universe, so He is certainly capable of working out problems and meeting needs. Today I want to give you an exercise that will help make casting your cares a practical act.

First, write on a piece of paper the things that cause your anxiety. Once you start writing, you may discover a list of items that cheat you out of peace.

Next, pray each issue into God's care. Recall Psalm 18:35, which promises that He upholds believers in His loving grasp.

Finally, as you pray, visualize placing the situation into God's omnipotent hands. For example, a woman may imagine handing over to the Lord what she owes, while saying, "Father, I give You my financial anxiety. I know that You will show me how to get out of debt. You are more than sufficient to handle it, and I trust You to guide me."

Some people may protest this suggestion, because humanistic and pseudo-spiritual movements also use a method they refer to as "visualizing." Don't let anyone steal what is rightfully yours. God creates word pictures throughout the Bible. This exercise merely creates a mental snapshot of the Lord doing exactly what He says He will do (Psalm 55:22; Matthew 6:25-26).

When you have transferred all of your worries to God's hands, wad up that paper in your fist, and then destroy it. In this way, you symbolize the transaction that just took place. Your cares are no longer yours. Every one of them belongs to the Lord. Walk away in perfect peace.

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.

Sermon Series
      We live in a world that squabbles over the beginning of the world and mankind. Some say that it was a Big Bang and some say that we were created by some sort of intelligent design. Still, others think that we have come from primordial ooze and the like. If only there were something that would tell us of our beginnings, something that was recorded for mankind from the maker of the universe. Oh, but there is, it is called the Bible, the Word of God, and it starts with 'In the beginning...'.

Last Week:
      Last week we studied the Solicitor and the Strategy of Satan. This week we looked at the Seduction, the Sin and the Shame. The devil uses the same 3 things on us that he did on Eve: lust of the eyes, lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our website, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will continue looking more in Genesis about The Promise of Redemption.

Upcoming Events
January - Get to Know You Dinners. This is for our church families to get to know one another better. Please sign up in the foyer for this great time of fellowship. See pastor or deacons for more details.

January 20 - Men's Bible Study at the church beginning at 7 PM. We will be covering James 5.

January 25 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund following the AM Worship service.

January 28 - Annual Business Meeting at 7:30 PM. (Please not this change of dates)

February 1 - Fellowship Carry In Dinner following the AM Worship Service.

February 28 - Secret Sister Kick-Off Luncheon at Kim Staub's home. More details to come.

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