Dear Church Family:
It was in 2012 when my family and I endured one of the worst times in our lives. I had just found a relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was not sure why we were going through this crisis. While the tears flowed and the pain became too much for my wife and I to bear, while comforting one another I remember the feeling of someone wrapping their arms around the both of us. A feeling of peace settled over us and I said to my wife “ I cannot tell what tomorrow will bring, But from this day forward we follow Jesus and not the world”. Having said that the problems did not go away but our relationship with God was strengthened and our relationship with each other renewed. Life can be difficult but I have yet to find a day when the Lords presence has not comforted me. King David went through many difficulties and in Psalm 23:4 he wrote
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4
I have lived life without God and today I find myself desiring God more than life, when we make God our priority we become his priority!
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.
My eyes are awake before the watches of the night,
that I may meditate on your promise. Psalm 119:147-148
As the years have gone by God has been so good and given more than we deserve, we simply desire to follow him and nothing else.
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
We will get through this and my prayer is that we all grow deeper in the desire for God.
Have an amazing day!
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Notes from the Staff @The Woods