The Daily Nugget
Psalm 40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Our verse for this week is simple but powerful. It is plain but perfect for us to study after the past few verses we have dug in here in this chapter. The last few verses we have had a celebration over how faithful the Lord is to His children. He is faithful to rescue us and redeem us from failures and dangers. But I must mention that He can also be faithful in chastisement if needed. Here in verse 4 we are reminded of how we should be faithful to Him. Verses 1-3 proved His faithfulness to us, so now verse 4 commands us to be faithful to Him. Our verse says the person who trusts the Lord will be a happy person. Notice that this action on our part will not come humanly natural. He uses the word “maketh” here. This word shows that there must be an effort on our behalf. Yes, He is there for us, but are we attempting to trust Him? Are we so caught up in our comfort zone of the flesh that we only trust our self? Proverbs 3:5 covers this; Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. We should make our self trust Him. Then after a while you will begin to trust Him more easily. You see, when we train our self to trust Him then He will begin to reveal the hidden proofs of His faithfulness to us. Therefore we will begin to strive to trust Him more and more. And then and only then will we begin to thrive spiritually. Once we learn to trust Him in everything then our comfort zone will move from us to HIM.
Now as we move further into this powerful verse we find some wisdom. Have you ever found yourself in the position of trying to figure out the truth about a situation, yet you feel torn between this and that? I think we all have been in this position more than once. Our verse reminds us that if we fully trust in the Lord then these decisions will come easier. How’s that? As our trust in the Lord strengthens then our spirit tends to blend with His spirit more and more. Then when we happen upon a situation of truth and untruth the Holy Ghost within us will speak out about the truth. It is amazing how a situation looks like the truth but the Spirit will be speaking right the opposite. Just wait around for a while and the truth will rise to the top. Truth is powerful and will make you free. Amen and Amen.
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Mount Olive Church of God
Brother Jarvis opened our service’s today, he asked “Is it better to be lucky or blessed? Blessed is far better, Nothing can outdo God !
Our Adult Sunday School lesson today was “The Battle is the Lord’s ( Jehoshaphat )” 2 Chronicles 20:1-30. The central truth of our lesson was “ God’s promise of victory encourage’s Christian’s through life’s challenges.” The battle is not our’s but God’s ! Psalm 91:2 “ I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God ; in Him will I trust .”
Brother Ronnie’s message this morning was from Ruth 1:1-18 . When we find favor with God we will have favor with man ! We have to turn our back on everything we were and say “ God, I belong to You !” God look’s on the heart, just as God allowed us time to grow we have to give new convert’s time to grow and fall in love with the Spirit of God !
God pay’s special attention to each of us , let’s do all we can to be pleasing in His sight !
Brother Ronnie’s message tonight was from Psalm 51:6-15, “We’ve all had , “ What am I gonna do moment’s ? When our joy get’s low it’s easier for the devil to get to us ! When we face our battle’s with joy , trusting God who will never leave or forsake us we confuse the devil ! God can give us peace in every situation !
Brother Ronnie’s number (256) 201-9444.
Take a stand against Human Trafficking speakers Tajuan McCarty founder of the WellHouse and Ashley Anderson Development Director will speak on Aug. 12 at 5 p.m., at Rosie’s Gourmet 2 Go in Anniston. Tables are available for purchase. For more information call Shallon LeCroy 256-310-5172, Donna Williamson 256-310-5170 or Joy Frames at 256-252-8854.
Heavenbound Church will have Monday night services through August. Services will be held 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2869 County Road 10 Heflin. For more information, call 256-310-0411.
Benefit singing and auction to support Will Alred and family will be held Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. - until at Rosewood Community Building in Fruithurst. For more information, call Tiffanie Alred at 256-201-2777 or Stephanie Alred at 256-201-6970.
American Legion Hall will meet August 24 at 6 p.m. All veterans are encouraged to attend.
Singing at Mt. Paran Baptist Church located at 1201 County Road 40, Fruithurst will be held August 26, at 6:00 pm ( AL time ) Special singers for the evening will be Scared Harmony Trio, from Nashville TN. Refreshments will be served. For information or directions call 256-579-5263.
A benefit singing for Pam Padgett Hightower will be held October 6 at 7 pm at Heflin Recreation Center. Ivan Parker will be in concert. Also appearing will be Hope’s Journey. Tickets are $15 and 12 and under are free. This concert is a benefit to help Pam in medical and travel expenses during her cancer treatment in Birmingham. For more information call, Shyla at 256-310-1435.
Join Zion Church Of God located at 5317 County Road 82 Wedowee Alabama 36278 for “Refresh Service” on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm with Brother Terry Richardson. Pastor Brother John and Sister Sandee Kilgore.
Celebrate Recovery Group meets at Beth-El Assembly of God each Friday at 6p.m. If you have a stronghold in your life: Pride, anger, pornography, gossip, worry, jealousy, addiction, control issues, etc. and you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired of it, this may be for you. Please call Jamie B. at (256) 201-3135 for more information.
SWAT (Servants With A Testimony) meets at Macedonia Baptist Church each Thursday at 6p.m. If you have a stronghold of addiction in your life that you’re sick and tired of, SWAT may help. Please call (256) 748- 4460 for more information.
The Full Circle Band plays every Saturday night from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm at the American Legion in Heflin Alabama. Admission is $5.00 per person and no smoking or alcohol allowed. Located next to the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 78. Take I-20 to exit 199 and turn North onto Highway 9. Go 1.4 miles and turn right into driveway.