Don’t forget to remember

Published 5:35 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2011

By Emily Agee

“To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? How long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah. But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him. Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD. There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:1-8).

Thought for today: “Come to Jesus.”

“When life becomes so weary every day brings new despair and you’ve lost your love for living to a life of barren fare; when you’ve nothing left to live for and no more tears to cry, come to Jesus with your burdens for a love He won’t deny. He is waiting to embrace you — just a simple prayer away — and to fill your heart with gladness to endear your night and day, for He knows of all you’ve suffered in your journeys through the years, and He knows of faiths you’ve vanished to your struggles and your tears. Comes to Jesus and His comforts within calling of your cry; let Him grant new loves for sharing and new faiths to journey by; let him give your life new meaning and uplift you from despair; come to Him who waits to help you at the moment of your prayer.”


Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with praise service by the senior choir. The scripture was read by Willie Nunn with prayer by Pastor Dukes and Steven Nunn.

Songs included were: “His Mercy Endures Forever,” “It’s Your Season to be Blessed,” “Praise the Lord Everybody” and “I Give Myself Away So You Can Use Me.”

The morning message was given by Pastor Dukes, who followed the theme “Remembering Today.”

Sometimes we choose to forget but sometimes we don’t forget (Romans 8:26). He brought me, made me and conceived me. Remembering gives benefits because you learn from the past. Remembering allows recalling; God already knows what we need. The Spirit makes intercession; he searches the heart. We need his resources at all times. He carries our heavy load. Remember, he bought you with a price. Remembering helps you see where you are going every day; it should bring you to the goal God has for you.

Always know success is based on your relationship with Christ. If God is for you, who can be against you? Remembering allows us to cherish the gift of freedom. We prevail through him. Satan is the

accuser, but Jesus is our mediator. Jesus is the judge and justifier. Remember the devil is trying to separate you from God.

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

On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers:

Jerry Wilson, Sam and Vivian Hicks, May Bell Williams, Margie Hardnett, Flora Franklin and Lee Anna Worthey. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in his care is our prayer.

Emily Agee is a religion columnist for The Clanton Advertiser. Her column appears each Thursday.