How can I find joy in everyday life?

Published 7:06 pm Wednesday, October 13, 2010

By Emily Agee

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?  When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.  Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear:  though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.  One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.  For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion:  in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.” (Psalms 27:1-5).

Thought for the week: “Your Tender Love”

“Many weeds have sprung up in the garden of my life, but my awesome Savior is there through all my strife.  Your presence in my life.  Lord, is the greatest gift of all.  Come guide me, Holy spirit, and lift me when I fall.  The weeds may try to smother my joy and lead me to despair, but I know I can depend on You to always meet me there.  The sunshine of Your tender love always shines down on me, and the flowers that bloom in my heart the world will always see.”

Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with singing songs of praise, prayer and scripture.  This week’s Sunday School lesson, titled, “Who’s The Boss?” was based on Exodus 20:2-3: “I’m The Lord Thy God, Thy Shall have no other God’s before me.”

Songs sung included, “We Are Waiting On You,” “Bless The Lord With Me” and “God is a Good God.”  The scripture was read by Perry Nunn with prayer by Pastor Dukes, Willie Nunn and Shaun Bailey.

The morning message was given by Pastor Dukes.  His theme:  “How Can I Find Joy In My Everyday Life?”  Where are you going in what you do for God?  Acts 8:25-30.  We are responsible to do what God called us to do. If you are saved, you have a mission.  People are not saved because we are not carrying out God’s mission.  Be happy God has chosen you to carry out his work.  Bringing souls to Christ.  Phillip did what God said do; he went to Samaria and taught them preaching God’s word.  The whole city was saved.  Be sensitive to God’s calling, following his commands.  Don’t wait on the perfect situation; don’t wait on the devil to get saved.  God will take care of him.  Be available, be willing to follow.  Be available so God can use you.  Our mission is to tell about Jesus and how he died for us.  He changed me; its all about Jesus; tell your struggle every day.  Love people, and if they don’t show love, love them anyway.  Remarks and benediction were led by Pastor Dukes.

On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers:  Lee Anna Worthey, Anne McCall, Stanley Frazier, Robert Spence, Joseph McCall and Margaret Cooper.  May God heal, strengthen and keep them in his care is our prayer.