Friday, November 13, 2020
North Way Family,
Often times when I sit to write this, I aim to communicate encouragement and a few ways with things going on at North Way. But today, encouragement is my sole focus.
Every Friday, I also write to our elders across all 7 locations. Today, I want to share what I shared with them. It comes from Psalm 84. Read this chapter when you have a few moments, but here are a few specific verses that encouraged me:
For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!
I love the picture of God being our sun and shield because that is exactly what I need. I imagine the same is true of your needs as well. Thankfully it is more than just a picture … it is true. He warms and feeds our souls and also protects us from harm – physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Here is my prayer for us all in these strange days we are living through:
May we experience the favor and honor of our Lord like we never have before. May we run from any sort of wickedness toward the house of God. May we continue to choose God’s courts over wicked tents. May we trust in God despite what we may see around us. And May God carry us from strength to strength as we seek to bless His name and not ours.
Be encouraged in the Lord today …. He is at hand!
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