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    Pastor David's Blog

    Wednesday
    Jan062016

    Top Ten Psalms Countdown!

    Greetings! Last week, I began a Sunday morning series in the book of Psalms. In the first sermon, on Psalm 84, I encouraged you to look at the Psalms as a guide to prayer, but to think of those prayers in three ways – from an Old Testament perspective, a New Testament perspective and a personal perspective.

     

    From the Old Testament perspective, I encouraged you to think about the Psalm as a race course, a track with a starting line and a finish line. Knowing the course, you know where to run! From the New Testament perspective, I encouraged you to look at the Psalm with the understanding that Jesus has already run the course, won the race for us, and now Jesus runs alongside us, never leaving or forsaking us! The final perspective is personal. Read the Psalms as if they were your own words. When you come across a first-person pronoun, insert yourself! Make it personal. Let the words of the Psalms speak for you and into your heart and mind.

     

    Finally, I challenged you to read with three thoughts in mind. First, trusting in the sovereignty of God! Believing that God is in control, and nothing happens apart from God’s knowledge, can help us deal with difficult situations. It is an exercise in trust to live in that middle section of Psalm 84, going from strength to strength, leaving everywhere we travel better than when we found it! Trust is the key here.

     

    Next, pray for desire, a longing for God. Start where you are. If you only have a little desire for God, work with it! Go to God in prayer and ask God to increase your desire for God, increase your desire to pray more, increase your desire to read more Scripture. If you pray for increase desire, stand by!

     

    Last, expect God to show up! Expect God to increase your desire. Expect God to honor your commitment to Trust in God’s sovereignty! If you pray without expectation, you defeated before you begin. 

     

    Trust, pray for greater desire, and expect God to show up! Let’s make this New Year one in which we see all of us grow spiritually, for the glory of God!

     

    Below are the Ten Psalms I’m using. We started with Psalm 84 and we will conclude with the most popular one, Psalm 23 (It makes me smile to think of being in my 23rd year here at Graham and reflecting on Psalm 23!) This Sunday...Psalm 40!

     

    Grace and peace to you all,

     

    Pastor David

     

    Top Ten Psalms

    1/3 – Psalm 84 – My King

    1/10 – Psalm 40 (Communion Sunday) – My Strength

    1/17 – Psalm 1 – My Delight

    1/24 – Psalm 37:1-9 – My Security

    1/31 – Psalm 117 – My Praise 

    2/7 – Psalm 46 – Scottish Heritage Sunday – My Refuge

    2/14 – Psalm 62 (Communion Sunday) – My Rock

    2/21 – Psalm 138 – My Song

    2/28 – Psalm 121 – My Help

    3/6 – Psalm 23 – My Shepherd

    Sunday
    Jan192014

    Heidi's India Adventure

    As most of you know, my daughter Heidi has dedicated this year to working at 7 Sisters International, a home for girls who have been rescued from human trafficking and abuse. This year has been made possible by the support of our Mission Committee and several individuals in the community of faith. She has completed her first ten days of training in Delhi and as just arrived in Guwahati, where 7 Sisters International resides. Heidi has promised to chronicle her journey for those of us who are supporting her financially and, more importantly, through prayer. Running in Dust is the name of her blog. I hope you enjoy her first post as much I did. Thank you all for your ongoing prayers for my daughter as she ministers amongst these victims of abuse.

    Saturday
    Jun082013

    Soul Exercises 

    Jesus asks the question, “Why do you call me Lord, and not do what I say? As follower of Jesus, we need to engage in activities that help us practice our faith, to do what Jesus commands us to do. It doesn’t happen by accident. We need to make room for the Holy Spirit to work toward transforming our lives into His image.  With that in mind, I have listed 15 “Soul Exercises” that do just that. I would encourage you to copy this list and create space in your life to practice these exercises. 

     

    1. I will be still before God for 5 minutes a day
    2. I will begin each day by counting five blessings  
    3. I will read Scripture intentionally
    4. I will pray through Psalm 23 regularly
    5. I will pray for an enemy
    6. I will unplug occasionally (live a day without screens)
    7. I will slow down (ruthlessly eliminate hurry)
    8. I will remember to Play (keeping the Sabbath)
    9. I will reach out to someone beyond my comfort zone
    10. I will do something kind for someone who doesn’t like me
    11. I will share my faith with someone
    12. I will refuse to gossip
    13. I will be generous
    14. I will practice forgiveness
    15. I will trust God for all outcomes and stop worrying

     

    God bless you as you engage your faith for God's glory!

    Thursday
    Apr112013

    Becoming Apprentices 

    Being a follower of Jesus is more than just celebrating that He died for our sins and knowing that we will escape the fiery pit of Hell. Being a follower of Jesus is about living in the Kingdom NOW! "Seek ye first the kingdom of God..." Too few of us have been trained in methods of seeking God's kingdom, and thus we live, according to Henry David Thoreau, "quiet lives of desperation." 

     

    But what if I told you that it was possible to break out of that life of quiet desperation? Jesus declared..."I came that you might have life, and have it abundantly!" To be sure, most people would agree that there are things we can change and things we cannot change. Seeking the kingdom, is definitely something within our control. But how do we begin? I think the place to begin is by "bringing every thought captive to Christ."

     

    Eric Liddell, of Chariots of Fire fame, suggested that the place to begin was by getting God's Word into our minds so it can filter down to our hearts and then work its way out to our hands. He suggests four sections of Scripture every believer should commit to memory; Exodus 20:1-17 (The Ten Commandments); Psalm 23 (The Lord is my Shepherd…); Matthew 5:3-10 (The Beatitudes); and Matthew 6:9-13 (The Lord’s Prayer).

     

    Now, you may think you cannot memorize Scripture. I assure you that you can. It may take some time, but remember, Scripture memorization does not need to be done quickly. Try this… start with Psalm 23. Copy it on a piece of paper. Read it aloud to yourself as a part of your morning routine. Read it again (aloud) at night as part of your “getting ready for bed routine.” Just before you read, ask the Holy Spirit to help you. Commit to doing this for forty days, and I guarantee that you will have the 23rd Psalm memorized before the fortieth day. Then move on to the second passage and the third and the fourth! Remember, it’s not a race; it’s about endurance. When you memorize Scripture in such a way, you will find yourself thinking about God’s Words more often. Thoughts impact actions, and actions define character.

     

    As we allow the Word of God to occupy our thoughts, our actions will be influenced and the result will be a transformed character. Transformation is what we are after as apprentices of Jesus. Transformation leads to that abundant life Jesus referred to when talking with His followers. I hope you will accept this challenge to “seek first the kingdom of God.” I’d love to hear how it’s going for you. Please feel free to drop me an email at pastordavid@gmpc.org. My prayers will be with you!

     

                                                          Grace and peace,

                                                                       Pastor David 

    Saturday
    Apr062013

    LAUNCHED!

    If I have learned anything in life, it is that things always take longer than one thinks they should. That being the case, we have "lift off." Our new website is up and running and I hope you find it easy to use as well as informative. Our prayer is that the ministries of Graham Memorial meet a need and provide a means for God to speak His truth into your life, as well as give you opportunities to exercise the gifts God has given to you.  Explore, poke and prod. Please leave feedback so we can make sure this both useful and honoring to God. My email address is pastordavid@gmpc.org. I look forward to hearing from you.

     

    God bless you all!!!

     

    Pastor David