Thursday, October 29, 2009

Prayerful Thursday

1 Peter 3:15-16
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
Usually, on Thursday, I post just prayer requests...but I wanted to add a little somethin' to today's post.  I came across the above verse of scripture while doing some reading in my Bible this week.  I was reading out of an older Bible that I've highlighted and marked and made lots of notes in.  I've enjoyed going back thru and reading scriptures that really spoke to me at the time I read them, or heard the scripture preached from, or heard them taught in Sunday school class.  This verse really spoke to me...because it reminded me that I should always be prepared to let others know about my Jesus.  Have you ever been made fun of because of your relationship with your Savior?  I have...and it hurt.  The particular instance I'm thinking about happened many years ago....and I can still hear the remarks of the particular people who made fun of me because I was attending a Bible study class during my lunch break.

But....according to this long as I keep a clear conscience and just keep on keeping on....eventually they will feel ashamed of how they treated me.  
Have you ever done something that you felt ashamed of later on? 
Something you truly wish you hadn't said, or done?, too....lots of times!!!
Praise the Lord for His forgiveness!!
Prayer Requests
1.  Mr. Rick Grafton
Mr. Grafton was in an equipment accident.  He has spinal and head injuries and is being checked for internal injuries.  He is in Summit Hospital in Hermitage, TN.  Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
2.  Mr. Ken Johnson
Please keep Mr. Ken in your thoughts and prayers for some health concerns he is having.
3.  Ms. Betty Wells
Ms. Betty had surgery this week.  Please keep her and Mr. Buddy in your prayers.
4.  Ms. Bibbon Stoffle
Please keep Ms. Bibbon and Mr. Jack in your prayers.  She had surgery yesterday on her rotator cuff.
5.  Mr. Jim Christian
Please continue to pray for Mr. Jim and Ms. Angie.  He had shoulder surgery last week and is facing knee surgery as soon as his shoulder heals.
6.  Miss McKenna Woods
Miss McKenna has been diagnosed with epilepsy.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers.
7.  Sladen and Kynedi Hickman
Please keep these children in your prayers.  They are both suffering from the affects of swine flu.
8.  Mr. Gale Roberts
Mr. Roberts is having biopsies taken to be tested for  cancer.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers as they go thru this difficult time.
9.  Pastor Search Committee - Beech Springs Baptist Church
Please continue to keep our church in your thoughts and prayers as we search for the man God desires for our church.
10.  Trunk-or-Treat - Beech Springs Baptist Church
Beech Springs Baptist Church will be having Trunk-or-Treat at our church this coming Saturday from 12N until 3 PM...rain or shine.  If it rains, we will be setting up in the fellowship hall, behind the sanctuary. 
Thanks for stopping by, my faithful blog readers!!!
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

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