More from the Springs
By Willie Ann Johnson
On Saturday I thank God for blessing me to go out and be at the nursing home with my church family. I also went by our sister Alyce’s and read some scripture. I also visited with her before going to the nursing home and visited her during the week. I give God all the praise and honor for blessing me to be a blessing to others. Thank you Jesus.
We had several of our church family to join us Saturday at the nursing home. Mother Rebecca Hubbard has not been doing too well, nor myself but we love going to see and fellowship with the patients there. Mother Hubbard opened up our ministry with a song. Sis. Denise Jackson prayed and I did the scripture. Evangelist Stokes brought the word from Psalm 100 the psalm of Thanksgiving letting the patients know to be thankful for everything and acknowledge that the Lord is God and He made us; we belong to Him and whatever He or anyone else do for us thank them for doing it and He will continue to bless you because the Lord is good. She also went to the book of John 14 letting them know not to be troubled and to trust God because He promised to be with them forever but He would come to them in a new way and that’s the holy spirit. Praise the Lord! Before leaving I went to greet each one and one of the women said her pain was healed after listening to the prayers and the Word. God gave this promise to anyone that believes. Thank you Jesus. I want to thank Sis. Gwen Johnson, Sis. Maryann Bailey, Dea. Tommie Johnson, Dea. John Clements, Mother Margaret Clements and Sis. Terri Veasley and baby for coming out to be with us.
We thank the Springs for giving the seniors an outing Saturday after attending the parade. For dinner we went to Piccadilly and after enjoying a good meal we all went shopping and had a great time. Around 11 enjoyed the outing and the weather turned out to be great, thank you Jesus.
I saw three hummingbirds this week and praying to see more than three but I enjoy watching them. I planted some flower seed hoping they will produce some of the flowers they can feed on this summer.
Sunday we had early morning service starting at 8 a.m. Deacon Johnny Hubbard was on his post teaching Sunday school. I admire him for being so faithful doing his duties as a teacher. We love you Deacon Johnny keep up the good work.
Our pastor came forward from the book of Daniel chapter 6, verse 3, “Refusing to Compromise.” Suppose you’re alone in a strange place far from home. No friends or family are nearby. Then alone comes an opportunity to engage in a new adventure, something you know is wrong and would displease family, friends and God. But you say to yourself, who will ever know? Daniel and his friends were deported to Baylon. The captives were not forced. They were allowed into the culture. Far from home they could advance in the service of a pagan king. They could make names for themselves, win royal favor, and become somebody in a powerful empire tempting. Perhaps it was, but Daniel and his friends resisted the temptation. They remained faithful to God no matter what. Daniel stayed, prayed up and surrendered himself to the Lord. Daniel had confirmed his life the way God wanted him to live. Don’t put trust in man he will let you down.
Man will promise you one thing and do something totally different. Some have favored people on jobs and etc. but that’s not fair for others when you are living as God planned for you to live then you’ll do what is right and resist temptation. We’ll be more successful at resisting. When we have prepared for it but Daniel and his friends had chosen to be faithful to the laws of their religion before they were even asked to compromise.
Whatever the circumstance might be we must remain true and faithful to God and we will be rewarded for our faithfulness. Thank you Lord.
We continue to welcome our visitors to the Springs where strangers meet friends and sinners meet Christ.
Continue to pray for all the sick, shut-ins and bereaved.
Thought for today, “You can depend on the Lord can He depend on you”?