Sunday, May 20, 2012

Scripture of the Day - May 20, 2012

1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life...

Elijah was spooked by Jezebel. She had threatened to have him killed so he ran for his life. He didn't know what to do, he could see no way out of this mess so he just wanted to die.
It's a good thing God doesn't answer all our prayers as we wish it. Sometimes, when we are at the end of our rope, we wish for things that would destroy us. How often do we ask amiss? How often do we ask, not knowing what God has planned? How often do we ask doubting, therefore not receiving an answer.
God is not a genie in a bottle, at our disposal to grant our every wish. How spoiled of us to think so. If we want to be able to ask anything in His name and have Him answer then we have to be connected to the vine and pray according to the Spirit. We can't pray contrary to the Spirit, as we are want to do, and expect God to do our will. Remember, it's HIS will that shall be done on earth as it is in heaven! Let's pray for that and see what God will do.

~Mary Hynes~
New Series!
Understanding What We Believe and
Growing in our Christian Faith
This short series by Pastor Tim Hynes will be held in the basement of Lighthouse of Hope UPC 161 Park Ave. Mount Pearl
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm starting May 22
We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Daily B.R.E.A.D.
(Bible Reading Enriches Any Day)
Today's Scripture reading - 2 Samuel 14 & 15 and 1 Corinthians 7
Tomorrow's Scripture reading - 2 Samuel 16 & 17, 1 Corinthians 8 and Psalm 71

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May the Lord richly bless you,


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