Trust in the Lord; He will keep you safe

Published 5:28 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2011

By Emily Agee

“God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are Gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations” (Psalm 82:1-8).

Thought for the week: “He Knows Me”

“Oh Lord, I am an open book — you know my every thought. You know when I’m contented or when I am distraught. Your presence forever surrounds me; there is nothing You don’t see. You’re always there to guide me, even though my will is free. You know the numbers of my hair and what lies within my heart, you know what words I plan to speak well before I even start. Oh Lord, I just can’t comprehend the love You have for me, I see Your hand in everything that has been or will ever be.”


The Great Commission Christian Center will present Ministry Launch Services beginning Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. with community outreach. Pastors are as follows: Sunday, Pastor Keith Moore at 3 p.m.; Monday, Pastor Kenny Martin at 6:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Pastor Robert Colburn at 6:30 p.m. These ministers will bring the message each evening. These services will be held at Agee Brothers Chapel, 907 Samaria Road, Clanton. Everyone is invited. Pastor Lenard Rogers is Senior Pastor.

Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with praise service by the senior choir of songs, scripture and prayer. Songs sung included, “We Come This Far By Faith,”

“We Worship You” and “You Can Make It.” The scripture was read by Perry Nunn with prayer by Pastor Dukes and Perry Nunn.

The morning message was given by Pastor Dukes with His theme: “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” Life is short — get the most out of it, meditate with God at all times. Make the most out of your walk with God — number one, you have to be saved. He will not leave or forsake you. Walk close and be blessed.

How are you being influenced? Bad or in a good way? Don’t allow ungodly influences to guide you. Walk not in the counsel of the ungodly; don’t put yourself in harm’s way. You will do the wrong thing. Don’t stand in the way of sinners; you will start to act like them.

Surround yourself in God’s word and meditate on God’s word — it’s thinking before you speak, it’s making wise decisions, and it’s God’s Holy Spirit speaking to you.

Our sympathy goes out to the families of Mrs. Nora Barbour, Mrs. Mattie Chaney and Mr. Robert Spence in their time of bereavement. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at press time. Agee Brothers Funeral Home directing.

On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers: Jerry Wilson, Sam and Vivian Hicks, Flora B. Franklin, Lee Anna Worthey, Evelyn Austin and Martha Binion. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.

—Emily Agee is a religion columnist for The Clanton Advertiser.