Friday Morning Prayer:)… May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017 - 5 minutes read
Life is easy, when you’re up on the mountain
And you’ve got peace of mind, like you’ve never known
But things change, when you’re down in the valley
Don’t lose faith, for you’re never alone

For the God on the mountain, is the God in the valley
When things go wrong, He’ll make them right
And the God of the good times
Is still God in the bad times
The God of the day is still God in the night[1]

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.   I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.[2]
Beloved in Jesus,
I pray you are experiencing the love of our Almighty God, always, through every circumstance.  I value very much those songs that remind me of God’s love and forever presence as I journey through this life.  A heavy heart, anxious thoughts, overwhelming circumstances….  I need encouragement to persevere in faith.  You do too!    “…Don’t lose faith, for you are never alone…  the God of the good times is still God of the bad times….”  Oh how I need to dwell in the shelter of the Most High so I can rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
The Holy Scriptures, our means to know God.  Through the living word we understand the gospel, God’s grace to reconcile wayward hearts to himself.  Love and mercy transforms the heart to sing praises unto our gracious God!  “It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night…”[3]
Moreover, seeking God through the living word comforts, encourages, strengthens, especially as I rest in my knowledge of the gospel.   Indeed!  “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!  And that is what we are!”[4] Therefore, “Stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene!”  Sing with joy! 
How marvelous! How wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me![5]
May your knowledge of the gospel and who you are in Christ lead you through every valley inherent with trials and tribulation as well as every victory and emotional high at the mountain top. 
We talk of faith way up on the mountain
Talk comes so easy when life’s at its best
Now down in the valleys, of trials and temptations
That’s where your faith, is really put to the test

For the God on the mountain is the God in the valley
When things go wrong, He’ll make them right
And the God of the good times
Is still God in the bad times
The God of the day, is still God in the night
The God of the day, is still God in the night
Sisters are meeting to pray!  First Baptist.  1912 Arnold Way.  Alpine.  0900.
Sisters in Christ need other sisters who share their faith!  Therefore, engage!  It is not a necessary rule per se, but a joy to get to know gals who love Jesus and one another!  To go where you are loved, accepted, supported, and where there is a complete dependence on our gracious God to lead and guide as he determines.   A sweet hour of prayer and encouragement with like-minded gals in Jesus representing various local churches.  You are invited!
Brothers are meeting too!  First Baptist.  3rd Friday.  0730.
Join us!  Brothers joining to encourage and be encouraged because of our shared faith!  No agenda, no requirements other than a love for Jesus and the brethren.   We gather to pray for our communities, the body of Christ, our churches, leaders, pastors, and each other as the Spirit leads.  Truly living out, “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”[6]
In Jesus,

[2] Psalm 91:1-2
[3] Psalm 92:1-2
[4] 1 John 3:1a
[6] Ephesians 6:18