Saturday Evening Post – September 3, 2016

Good evening everyone. I’m sure all of you have spent most of the day watching the first of many college football games that will be played over the next few months. It seems that all of the major teams are playing this weekend and it looks like it is going to be a banner year for some and not so good for others. However, it is hard to tell this early in the season. But good luck to each of your favorite teams.

But back to real world. While we have our eyes glued to the television and our ears filled with game noise, there is a great big world out there that needs to hear the good news that Jesus loves them and will forgive all of their sins if they are willing to repent and turn their lives over to Him. There is also a multitude of christian’s out there that have become weary in their walk and their faith has been put to the test with the things going on in the world today. No doubt they need to be encouraged and lifted up by those of us who are willing to step up and share our lives and God’s word with them. The Bible teaches believers to bear one another’s burdens but I don’t see a lot of that happening today. I know that I need to take a step back and take a closer look at myself. Maybe we all should.

Speaking of the need for encouragement of other believers, all of the guys in our quartet have come to the conclusion that God has called us to a ministry of encouragement in addition to sharing the gospel. We all have had our times of anxiety, fear, doubt and discouragement. Our faith has also been tested like so many others. But the thing we have realized is that God has never left us even though we may have been away from Him. Our desire is to be able to share with others how God has always been faithful in hopes that someone will come to know the Lord and that those who already know Him will also be encouraged.

Please pray for us that we will stay humble and that folks will recognize how sincere we are in the passion that God has put in our hearts. We only want to do His will so that He will receive all of the honor and glory in all that we do. We are praying that He will use us and open up the doors that He wants us to walk through. Thank you in advance for your prayers on our behalf.

 I hope everyone has a great day in the Lord tomorrow. May God richly bless each and every one of you.

David

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