Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Scripture Writing – September 5 – “JOY” – Isaiah 35: 1-10
Today’s prayer focus is on those who have recently had surgery or who will have surgery in the near future. Pray for peace and assurance for those facing surgery. Pray for good results and the ability to put that uncertainly behind. Surgery is a “biggie” if it is done to you! Help others to face, endure, and move on.
As we learn more and more about Hurricane Dorian, let’s pray for those who had Dorian visit them personally. May these people be able to put their lives back together and move on with life. Thank those who are volunteering in various ways. Contribute to recovery by supporting Louisiana Baptist Relief in these areas, Samaritan’s Purse, and other reliable organizations who are not looking for a way to make money, but to help others. Prayers are always important!
Today we have heat warnings for our area. Be careful to stay inside as much as possible and to stay hydrated. Use your best judgment when making decisions about being out in the heat.
Pray for someone you have never prayed for before, but whose name God puts on your heart.
What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.
Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
~2 Timothy 1:13-14 (NIV)~
Today, I want to focus on unspoken prayers. Many people keep their troubles to themselves for one reason or another. Remember these people as they carry a big load on their shoulders and in their hearts.
Scripture Writing – September 4 – Isaiah 9: 1-7, 12:6
Reminder: The form for the month of September is available in the sanctuary of FBC, Kentwood if you would like one for your Bible or just to keep.
Fall Food Round-Up – September 16
Get your items turned in by the 15th. A list is available at FBC. Remember, this is to stock the LA Baptist Children’s Home for the next year. What an honor it is to help the children by providing food for their meals!
Katie McElveen will be sharing about the Georgia Barnette Offering at the Two Rivers WMU meeting on September 16th at Hillsdale. You will want to hear how our funds are used for missions in out state.
Remember our families with children and youth as they try to adjust to new schedules that include church, school, and extra activities. Pray that God guides them as they make both long-term and short-term decisions.
Continue to pray for those in the path of Hurricane Dorian and those who have traveled or will be be rushing to help in various ways.
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.
And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.
So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
~John 14:27 NLT~
Scripture Writing – September 3 – Hebrews 12:1-6
Continue to pray for those who have been/will be visited by Hurricane Dorian. Thank God for those who have gone to help the people recover from the problems brought by Dorian.
Fall Food Round-Up – All food and cleaning supplies are to be picked up from FBC, Kentwood first thing Monday, September 16. Help support these children from the LA Baptist Children’s Home. This is our once-a-year food drive for them.
Two River’s Associational WMU will meet Monday, September 16 at 10 A.M. at Hillsdale Baptist Church. Katie McElveen will be sharing about how the Georgia Barnette Offering is used in Louisiana. A covered-dish meal will follow the meeting.
September 24th is the date of this month’s “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe. Come for 11 A.M. The meeting is concluded with birthday cake for ladies with September birthdays.
Thank God for the decisions made at our local churches recently. May God continue to work in each church.
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone— while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
Scripture Writing – September 2 – Habakkuk 3: 17-18
Coming Soon – WMU on September 16
Continue to pray for those in the uncertain path of Hurricane Dorian. May everyone make wise decisions about preparations for the storm. As some people are moving out, others are moving in to help. Pray for the Louisiana Baptists and others as they plan to be a part of the recovery.
Often, people make various unwise decisions on holidays. Today, let’s pray for good choices and safe travels.
Today, let’s pray for the many who have been on our prayer list lately. Let’s add one more name. Glenda Harrell had a fall that left her with a broken food. Let’s pray for complete healing so Glenda can continue her busy and productive life.
Our prayers make a difference!
We had overnight guests from Texas arrive after we went to bed and sleeping a little late for my normal morning posting. I’m thankful for the company and hope they have a great day in Baton Rouge.
“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Good news from MS this morning. Carol B. Sealey got to leave the hospital yesterday. She will still be getting therapy and other medical care. Please continue to pray for her and her family. Thanks to all of you for praying and to God for answering our prayers in a great way.
Scripture Writing – August 30 an 31
- August 30 – Job 38:4-7
- August 31 – Genesis 12:2-3
I apologize for getting my days confused this month. Our life just doesn’t run on a regular schedule now, so I often am confused about the day. At least that is what I am going to blame it on.
The Scriptures for September will be available at church tomorrow.
Counting tomorrow, there are only three more Sundays to turn in items for the LA Baptist Children’s Home Fall Food Round-up. This is our once-a-year opportunity to help them with food needs for the next year.
In September, we begin to think of the annual mission offering for Louisiana, the Georgia Barnette offering. Help us share the Good News in various ways in Louisiana. The 2019 theme is “Impart Truth Today”.
I hope you are enjoying shopping for the Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes”. You can pack some for you as an individual or contribute the the church’s boxes. If you need a box or boxes, please let me know.
I want to end the day with a very big need. Pray for the people of Florida and other areas that will face destructive Hurricane Dorian in the next days. Pray for those who live in areas were the storm will go. Pray for the first responders who will be busy helping others. Pray for the others such as the electrical power people who will be working as soon as it is safe. I saw convoys for trucks going that way Wednesday. Pray for Louisiana Baptist and others who will be doing disaster relief for the coming months.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
When I read this verse, I immediately began to sing “The Light of the World is Jesus” to myself. This is news we need to shout from the rooftops!
My classmate’s granddaughter is starting another semester of school in hopes of accomplishing her goal of becoming a nurse. Left’s pray for good health for her and for the many other students who have serious health needs.
Maddie’s Miracles – https://www.facebook.com/Maddies-Miracles-390075544489525/
Scripture Writing – August 20th – Revelation 3:21
Samaritan’s Purse Facts
- President and CEO – Franklin Graham, son of the Reverend Billy Graham
- Founded in 1970 by the late Bob Pierce, a Youth for Christ evangelist
- Purpose – Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, natural disaster, disease, famine, poverty, and persecution in more than 100 countries, with the purpose of haring God’s love through His Son Jesus Christ.
- Headquartered in Boone, N,C,, Samaritan’s Purse has affiliate offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia: field offices in 17 developing countries; and ministry partners in more than 100 countries.
Give someone a call, note, or visit. You might know they have a health problem or some other need. Be bold and pray for them over the phone. If you have not done this before, you will be amazed at how special and meaningful it is for them and for you!