Kept by the power of God

Published 5:51 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2011

By Emily Agee

“Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.  From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is over whelmed:  lead me to the rock that is higher than I.  For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.  I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever:  I will trust in the covert of thy wings.  For thou, O God, hast heard my vows:  thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.  Thou wilt prolong the king’s life:  and his years as many generations.  He shall abide before God forever:  O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.  So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows” (Psalm 61:1-8).

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 Big Brother’s Club of Maplesville under the leadership of Evangelist Dianna Pryar and the Rev. M. L. Harville will host a Health Awareness Program on Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at Big Mama’s House of Prayer on Mitchell Hill in Maplesville.  The guest speaker will be Dr. D’livro L. Beauchamp, M.D.   Dr. Beauchamp being born in Montgomery; his parents are natives of Clanton.  He is the son of Nina Faye Wilson Beauchamp.

Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with  songs, scripture and prayer.  Songs sung included, “When The Morning Come,”  “Oh What He Done For Me” and “God Made Me, Who I Am.”

The scripture was read by Steven Nunn with prayer by Pastor Dukes, Kevin Nunn and Steven Nunn.  The morning message was given by Pastor Dunes.  His theme was “God Can Take Simple Things and Make You Do What He Wants You To.”

The Spirit of God is moving; it’s time to be real. If you have a hard heart, you encourage the wrath of God — don’t reject God. What will it take to get you to recognize Him? Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and everything else will be added unto you.

A hardened heart is disobedient and doesn’t care. Pharaoh increased the burden on the Egyptians to make bricks without straws. Insincerity and disobedience are evidence of a hardened heart. A hard heart will make you lie. Don’t lie to God; this only produces death. Don’t try bargaining with God; Pharaoh offered for different bargains to God.

You can’t serve God in bondage. You can’t serve God and live like the devil. Be convicted and see the error of your ways, seek Jesus, let sin go.  Don’t refuse to hear God; when you serve God he will keep the enemy off track.

The service concluded with fellowship by Pastor Dukes, Minister Nunn, deacons and the congregation.