"Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed."
(Hebrews 12:12-13 KJV)
"This verse is Our Awesome God's Word of encouragement to us to lift the hands of faith and to fortify the knees of prayer. All too often our faith becomes tired, weak and listless, and our prayers lose their power and effectiveness." Written by Maltbie D. Babcock for the June 18 devotional readings, pg. 237 in Streams in the Desert by L. B. Cowman. Zondervan 1997.
Our Awesome God wants us to realize that we need to be strong, to get what we do right, to get bold but to watch out as we go spreading God's Word to all we meet. It sounds like He might be training us but warning us that it won't be easy for us. It takes strong faith and much prayer to keep going when others seem to quit trying to do it God's way.
Our Awesome God has given us many reasons to be strong in the Lord and put off our discouragement in previous verses (Hebrews 12:1-11), so now it is time to do it. Realize He wants you strong and committed to doing the evangelizing His way and in His time giving Him the glory. Are you ready? Because the picture in the verse, "feeble knees," speaks of an area that is first to go when one surrenders to discouragement. Are you ready to move using those knees and work for our Lord?
Like the military services, Our Awesome God is "looking for a few good men". Are you able to keep going when the going gets tough? Are you one of the "few good men"? It is not the time to quit His Service but to look forward to what He has promised will happen next. When discouragement strikes, read and think about Abraham, Moses and missionaries such as Dr. Livingston in Africa and Lottie Moon, who tried to evangelize China. We will not win all battles spiritual, emotional or physical, but know that every battle, win or lose, contributes to Our Awesome God’s ultimate total victory.
Read Our Awesome God's Holy Bible at least once daily. Study the whole scripture to discover the truth. There can be no contradiction in His Word. Attend one of His churches (not a cult) that preaches and teaches that Jesus Christ died for you, taking your sins upon Himself and arose the third day to sit by God, interceding for you when you sin. God loves you!
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meet in the sanctuary for Worship Service. Sunday evening at 6:00 PM we have Bible Study along with AWANA for children until 7:30 PM. Our programs include a Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study but are varied as we teach and preach from Our Awesome God's Holy Bible. We love visitors!
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