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Kept by the power of God

“Preserve me O God: for in thee do I put my trust. O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after God: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintain est my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a godly heritage. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:1-11).

Thought for the week: “Kept by the Power of God”

“It may be on the mountaintop where skies are fair and blue. It may be in the valley low

where shadows dim our view. Wherever we may find ourselves, whatever we may do, God’s promise to His children holds — forever it is true. So, whether shut in from the world or walking ‘cross the sod, we have the promise that we are “kept by the power of God.” Oh, precious promise that is ours, be skies bright blue or grey. He is our refuge and our strength, our help from day to day. He is our comfort and our peace, He guides each step we take, he knows which paths are best for us and maketh no mistake. Let’s not forget God’s love for us while on life’s way we trod; for all is well. We’re in His care… kept by the power of God.

The Christian Harmonizers will celebrates their Anniversary on Saturday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at Deliverance Temple Apostolic Church in Jemison and continue on Sunday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Kenny Peoples is pastor.

Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with praise service of hymn, prayer and scripture. The scripture was read by Steven Nunn with prayer by Pastor Dukes and Steve Nunn. Songs sung: “He is Sweet I Know,” “Bless the Lord In Me,” and “Lord I Truly Thank You.”

The message was given by Pastor Dukes. His theme was “Don’t Fight What You Can’t See.” Trust God when he says no. Trust his first answer; don’t kindle God’s anger, he knows what the devil’s intentions are.

On our sick list this week, we ask you to remember in your prayers: Lee Anna Worthey, Queen Worthey, Earl Davis, Bertha Gates, Joseph McCall, Nathan Shortridge, Stanley Frazier, Nathan Shortridge and Annaretta Fells. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.

–Emily Agee’s column appears each Thursday.