Union Springs News: “Praying through the challenges”
I bring you greeting from Union Springs Baptist Church where we are given the “Truth In Love” by our pastor Robert Terrell Jr. Again the Springs has another glorious event coming up soon. Our annual Women’s Day program will be held on the fourth Sunday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. We are expecting you to join us so save the date!
Before I go any further Minister Kathy Hubbard wants to thank all that supported her on her first public sermon. There were so many people that came to the service or sent well wishes that she wanted to be sure all knew her appreciation. So a heartfelt thank you goes out to you!
On Sunday, Pastor Terrell’s message came from Luke 22: 41-44 and was a guide on how we should pray during key times. Sometimes you say that you have prayed but are you still praying? Were you praying earnestly? Will you continue to pray? In the Word, it states that Jesus prayed, “and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” He was “in agony,” yet he prayed in a deeply sincere way. When praying through the challenge we need to change those usual and customary prayers that we fall back on. We need to be honest and open as we pour out our hearts to God.
Also, when praying earnestly it means that you will not give in or give up on our requests of the Lord. Anytime you are going through a challenge; the devil will come along with a compromise. He will tempt you to throw in the towel for something outside of the will of God. The most important thing that you should remember is that we are only carrying our own burdens. Jesus carried ALL of our burdens! Routine and repetitious prayers will not work when you are in battle with the enemy. Change your tactics and strive to pray as Jesus did for us. Glory Be To God.
By T. Adrienne Terrell
PRINTED IN THE MARCH 12 EDITION.