From the Superintendent
As I began my day this morning, I went to one of my favorite devotional resources, Our Daily Bread. In reading the Biblical challenge for today, I was reminded to be still and patient in order to hear the voice of God. I love those times when I hear God during my quiet prayer and meditation of scripture. In this period of life, when the world is in turmoil and people are angry and afraid, I need the truth of Psalm 37:1 and 37:7 to guide my steps. Verse 1 says, “Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong.” Psalm 37:7 reminds me that I should “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes.” When I hide these words in my heart and heed their wisdom, I will remember that “God is good” even when things seem to be going wrong. I think that the core lesson to be learned from my struggles is knowing that He is still the same God during the hard times as He is during good times. My desire is that I gain a deeper relationship with God and a firmer faith in Him. I pray the same for you. 1 Kings 19:12 provides great encouragement for me; “After the earthquake came a fire but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” In my private time with God, I need to set aside what I need or want and spend more time in prayer to God, acknowledging and thanking Him for who He is and simply basking in the glory of His presence, regardless of the surroundings and circumstances. Have you heard the whisper of God?
In His Service,