“What is God’s will for our lives?”

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Margie Ward

Margie Ward

By Margie Ward

Sunday morning attendance was good, some members back after being out for a while due to sickness. So glad they are feeling much better. God answers prayers. Visitors were once again in our service. We always let them know they are welcome to our church anytime we have service. We pray they received a blessing and were uplifted in some way by worshipping with us and will have a very good week.

The call to worship by the choir was, “What a mighty God we serve.” Pastor Ron did the welcome and Morning Prayer. The choir special was, “Sheltered in the Arms of God.” Before the message James Butler and Pastor Ron sang, “All that thrills my soul is Jesus.” Bro. Ron’s message, “What is God’s will for our lives?” Phil 2: 12-16 and other scriptures. It is God’s will that we are saved and spirit filled with these in order, everything else should work out. We’re not alone we and God are the majority. God is sovereign has begun a good work He has a plan for each believer. God is over all everything is under his feet.

We as Christians are involved with the work of God. We do not work for our salvation we can’t save ourselves it is a free gift for the asking. Man’s plan we must realize we’re loved of God He loves us we must be obedient, obey God, answer the door when God knocks do His will without murmuring or complaining learn to stand with God alone realize consequence of sin with fear. His plan God is at work in you, stand for God encourage ourselves in the Lord. Let others be encouraging to us. God’s power at work with His presence in you, His purpose is we must be willing to work for God’s glory. It is God’s will we work out salvation with fear and trembling. His purpose the world needs Jesus we’re to be the light of the world going forth telling others the good news about Jesus. Sunday night at 6 p.m. attendance was good. Bro. Ron brought message from Romans 12 and many other scriptures.

Saturday the Women’s Ministry met at the Family Life Center. A good meeting and fellowship with food were enjoyed. Those attending were Brenda McAdams, Elaine McClure, Peggy Harper, Janice Jenkins, Margie Ward, Ellen Smith, Barbara Sims, Dot Stewart, Millie McNair, Denise Swann, Kittie Mayfield, Caitlyn Butler and Clara, Lori Campbell and Cathi Scott.

AWANAS kickoff and registration will be Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. We will also have cookies and ice cream.

The regular AWANA classes will begin Wednesday night, Sept. 4 at 6:45 to 8 p.m.

Morgan County Baptist Association Senior Adult Banquet will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at Antioch Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Bring your favorite food.

Wednesday I visited my sister Alice Cheatham nephew Donald Cheatham, my sister Laurene Hopkins, nephew Ronnie Hopkins after doctors’ appointment in Athens. We all had lunch together at Alice’s home. When I left home that morning I had no idea all three sisters would be having lunch together I didn’t know Laurene would be up from Griffin but Ronnie had to come to do some work around her house in Athens because during all the rain a huge tree had fallen. Thank God it missed her house. God is so good.

My granddaughter Sarah Folsom was home a few days this past week visiting her parents and siblings, Sonny, Mary, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood, Julie and Billy Phillips and me. She was leaving Friday morning so all of us went out to eat on Thursday night She teaches in Cincinnati, the teachers had to go back some days this week but their school starts August 21. They start later there because their school does not have air conditioning. They do get to open the windows.


“I’ve got two A’s,” the small boy cried,

His voice was filed with glee.

His father very bluntly asked,

“Why didn’t you get three?”

“Mom, I’ve got the dishes done,”

The girl called from the door.

Her mother very calmly said,

“Did you sweep the floor?”

“I’ve mowed the grass,” the tall boy said.

“And put the mower away.”

His father asked him, with a shrug,

“Did you clean off the clay?”

The children in the house next door

Seemed happy and content.

The same things happen over there,

But this is how it went:

“I’ve got two A’s, the small boy cried.

His voice was filled with glee.

His father very proudly said,

“That’s great; I’m, glad you belong to me.”

“Mom, I’ve got the dishes done,”

The girl called from the door.

Her mother smiled and softly said,

“Each day I love you more.”

“I’ve mowed the grass,” the tall boy said,

“And put the mower away.”

His father answered with much joy.

“You’ve made my happy day,”

Children deserve a little praise

For the tasks they’re asked to do,

If they’re to lead a happy life,

So much depends on you.

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