God’s Moment in Time
The other day, my wife called me to tell me that someone was in desperate need of prayer. She didn’t say why or what to pray for but that I needed to pray. I got the impression (from God?) that this person was in need of healing mentally, physically and most importantly, Spiritually. I began praying and continued praying until I came to the point that I said to God something that I don’t ever say except on rare occasions…a promise. I told God that if He would heal this person that I would say whatever He wanted me to say, whenever He wanted me to say it and wherever He wanted me to say it. (The reason for this promise was that God had told me to say something to a group of people and I didn’t say what God had told me to say. I then felt the burden of sorrow and guilt that I had not obeyed God.) Anyway, as soon as, and I mean immediately after I said the last word, my cell phone rang. I answered the phone and it was my wife calling to tell me that the person I was praying for was no longer suffering the way she had been just a few minutes earlier. Coincidence? I don’t believe in coincidences when it comes to Spiritual matters. God knows what He is doing both for the person I was praying for and for the clarity of what He asks of me.
Now…I said that to say this…
The other day I was sitting at the dining room table eating breakfast and a thought came to my head about how it was Friday and it felt like it was just Monday. Time was moving just way too quickly. I asked my wife if she ever thought much about time and she just looked at me like…what in the world was I talking about? She then asked me if I was talking about how fast it was going? I said yes, that time seemed to be moving quicker which means that the amount of time for me to live is getting shorter…faster. I feel like I do the same things every day and I’m not really getting anything worthwhile accomplished. Later that same day I was behind a SUV with a sticker on the back window that said, “160,000 people die every day. Are you prepared?” Wow, I mean, Wow, God was speaking to me again!!! Am I prepared? Are you prepared? God wants us to approach each day with anticipation of what He has in store for us.
Where He wants us to go…
Who He wants us to encounter…
Who He wants us to pray for…
What He wants us to pray about…
What He wants us to say to others…
He wants us to have an impact on others. To lift others up and encourage each other. To love each other. Always remember that He has a Divine Appointment just for you. An Moment in Time that only you have been uniquely equipped for since the beginning of time (Jeremiah 1:4-5). God is with us each and every moment as well as each step of every day. Enjoy the moment that God has given you. Get excited about the journey…the moment in time that God has blessed you with. Remember what a popular song by Casting Crown says…” You're not alone, stop holding on and just be held Your world's not falling apart, it's falling into place I'm on the throne, stop holding on and just be held” (Just Be Held – Casting Crowns)
God, I pray that each and every day that You will continue to guide our steps and give us the Wisdom and Strength to follow Your Ways and to do Your Will. That we will let go and let You. We love You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen
Fisherman – Catching one fish at a time and enjoying the adventure…that is God. (4/15/18)
Memory Verse for May 2018
God has resurrected this Jesus. We are all witnesses of this. Acts 2:32-33 (Spoken by the Apostle Peter)
Welcome to the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church Newsletter!
May 2018 Edition
See what has been happening, read a devotional, and get your Bible memory verse of the month!
Family Night = Fellowship + Good Food
On May 6th, the Women’s Circle hosted their annual Family Night event. This potluck gathering brings a variety of mouthwatering dishes. There was plenty to eat for everyone, but the best part of this evening is the fellowship. Friends and family members had a wonderful time together. This dinner is always one of the year’s great events to celebrate families.
PRCC Welcomes Our New Youth Leader Frank Bishoff
On May 6th, the congregation of Pleasant Ridge Christian Church voted in Frank Bishoff as our new Youth Leader. Frank comes to PRCC with 20 years of experience and a lot of energy. He is eager to begin reaching youth in the area, and sharing his faith in the Lord.
Pleasant Ridge Christian Church - 150 Years of service
Worship Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mornings
Come on Sunday to experience the joy of worship with fellow believers. You will love it.
Family Fun Day - June 10th
On Sunday June 10th, we will be hosting our first Family Fun Day. This promises to be an exciting day of games, raffles, and fellowship. This event will be open to the entire community, and we hope a lot of people come to have a good time.
We will be looking for volunteers to do a lot of different tasks. Please support this with prayers and your time. More information to come.