Weekly Prayer and Devotional

Kenny64

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We as a church receive 2 emails per week. This one came today amid many trials my family
friends, and wife are under attack from Satan...…

Keep Your Eye on the Ball



9 ‘If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.’

10 “But now here are men from Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, whose territory you would not allow Israel to invade when they came from Egypt; so they turned away from them and did not destroy them.11 See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us as an inheritance. 12 Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

2 Chronicles 20



It seems that lately the people of New Market, Mt. Carmel and Fairview have been under spiritual attack. We are not facing armies or plagues or famine in the physical sense, but in the metaphorical sense, we are under siege. The plague of cancer within our congregation is a daily reality, armies of illness are invading us physically and mentally. The famine of divorce, separation, and broken relationships leave us starving for want of plenty again, plenty in understanding, plenty in acceptance, plenty in love. Broken hips, broken toes, torn this and that, undiagnosed mysteries, all of these things can leave us feeling adrift and lost on the seas of life.



My daily devotional today in “Greater Purpose” by David Jeremiah talked about keeping our eye on the ball. He talked about pilots landing jets on an aircraft carrier that was rolling and pitching in high seas. It would seem impossible to land a plane on that tiny airstrip as it moved to and fro. When we are in a storm, it may seem that it is impossible to land, that you are going to crash, that things are out of your control and that is when we need to remember to keep our eye on the ball. There is a round light that beams from the carrier that is called the ball, when the pilot sees the beam he will radio to the deck, “ball” and his only job from then on is to concentrate on the ball, and it will lead him safely home.

That is an important lesson for us believers; we may keep our eyes on a diagnosis, a court date, grief, death, rounds and rounds of radiation and chemo, and if that is all we concentrate on we can feel like we are drifting and tossed by our own emotions. But there is this beacon of light coming from our safe place; we are given a promise that this is the light of the world and darkness will not overcome it. Through all things joyful and sad we must keep our eye on the ball, concentrating so fervently, holding on so tightly, knowing we will safely land in those protecting arms.



As the old hymn promises us “Turn your eyes upon Jesus,” and turn away from what is frightening you and causing you anxiety, “look full in his wonderful face,” the light, the way, the truth and the life, “and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his Glory and Grace.”

May God’s peace be with you,
 

MePlus6

Well-Known Member
We as a church receive 2 emails per week. This one came today amid many trials my family
friends, and wife are under attack from Satan...…

Keep Your Eye on the Ball



9 ‘If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.’

10 “But now here are men from Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, whose territory you would not allow Israel to invade when they came from Egypt; so they turned away from them and did not destroy them.11 See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us as an inheritance. 12 Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

2 Chronicles 20



It seems that lately the people of New Market, Mt. Carmel and Fairview have been under spiritual attack. We are not facing armies or plagues or famine in the physical sense, but in the metaphorical sense, we are under siege. The plague of cancer within our congregation is a daily reality, armies of illness are invading us physically and mentally. The famine of divorce, separation, and broken relationships leave us starving for want of plenty again, plenty in understanding, plenty in acceptance, plenty in love. Broken hips, broken toes, torn this and that, undiagnosed mysteries, all of these things can leave us feeling adrift and lost on the seas of life.



My daily devotional today in “Greater Purpose” by David Jeremiah talked about keeping our eye on the ball. He talked about pilots landing jets on an aircraft carrier that was rolling and pitching in high seas. It would seem impossible to land a plane on that tiny airstrip as it moved to and fro. When we are in a storm, it may seem that it is impossible to land, that you are going to crash, that things are out of your control and that is when we need to remember to keep our eye on the ball. There is a round light that beams from the carrier that is called the ball, when the pilot sees the beam he will radio to the deck, “ball” and his only job from then on is to concentrate on the ball, and it will lead him safely home.

That is an important lesson for us believers; we may keep our eyes on a diagnosis, a court date, grief, death, rounds and rounds of radiation and chemo, and if that is all we concentrate on we can feel like we are drifting and tossed by our own emotions. But there is this beacon of light coming from our safe place; we are given a promise that this is the light of the world and darkness will not overcome it. Through all things joyful and sad we must keep our eye on the ball, concentrating so fervently, holding on so tightly, knowing we will safely land in those protecting arms.



As the old hymn promises us “Turn your eyes upon Jesus,” and turn away from what is frightening you and causing you anxiety, “look full in his wonderful face,” the light, the way, the truth and the life, “and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his Glory and Grace.”

May God’s peace be with you,
Kenny that was great. Thank you for sharing it.
 

Brother Albert R.

Well-Known Member
We as a church receive 2 emails per week. This one came today amid many trials my family
friends, and wife are under attack from Satan...…

Keep Your Eye on the Ball



9 ‘If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.’

10 “But now here are men from Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, whose territory you would not allow Israel to invade when they came from Egypt; so they turned away from them and did not destroy them.11 See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us as an inheritance. 12 Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

2 Chronicles 20



It seems that lately the people of New Market, Mt. Carmel and Fairview have been under spiritual attack. We are not facing armies or plagues or famine in the physical sense, but in the metaphorical sense, we are under siege. The plague of cancer within our congregation is a daily reality, armies of illness are invading us physically and mentally. The famine of divorce, separation, and broken relationships leave us starving for want of plenty again, plenty in understanding, plenty in acceptance, plenty in love. Broken hips, broken toes, torn this and that, undiagnosed mysteries, all of these things can leave us feeling adrift and lost on the seas of life.



My daily devotional today in “Greater Purpose” by David Jeremiah talked about keeping our eye on the ball. He talked about pilots landing jets on an aircraft carrier that was rolling and pitching in high seas. It would seem impossible to land a plane on that tiny airstrip as it moved to and fro. When we are in a storm, it may seem that it is impossible to land, that you are going to crash, that things are out of your control and that is when we need to remember to keep our eye on the ball. There is a round light that beams from the carrier that is called the ball, when the pilot sees the beam he will radio to the deck, “ball” and his only job from then on is to concentrate on the ball, and it will lead him safely home.

That is an important lesson for us believers; we may keep our eyes on a diagnosis, a court date, grief, death, rounds and rounds of radiation and chemo, and if that is all we concentrate on we can feel like we are drifting and tossed by our own emotions. But there is this beacon of light coming from our safe place; we are given a promise that this is the light of the world and darkness will not overcome it. Through all things joyful and sad we must keep our eye on the ball, concentrating so fervently, holding on so tightly, knowing we will safely land in those protecting arms.



As the old hymn promises us “Turn your eyes upon Jesus,” and turn away from what is frightening you and causing you anxiety, “look full in his wonderful face,” the light, the way, the truth and the life, “and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his Glory and Grace.”

May God’s peace be with you,
Thanks Kenny,
This thread is also a weekly experience for me. Thanks for Posting it.
God bless you,
Brother AL
 
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