Brothers and Sisters, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We’re thankful for each of you and for the kindness the Lord has shown to our family in knowing you.
Scripture -the Psalms especially - has been comforting as we wait upon the Lord. We want to share a little of what God is teaching us through the reading, praying, and meditation of His word:
To know Him more intimately through His word. There is a legitimate sense in which every believer has come to know God. Jesus prayed in John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” If you have eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ, you have come to know God. Yet, there’s another sense in which we need to know God far more deeply than we do. After 25 years as a believer, the apostle Paul said that he had not yet attained to knowing Christ as he ought, but he pressed on toward that goal (Phil. 3:8-14). If that’s true of Paul, who wasn’t an average believer, how much more is it true of us!
We pray that He “satisfy us in the morning with His lovingkindness, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” ~ Psalm 90:14
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! Psalm 105:4
To watch in hope and wait on Him. ~ Micah 7:7
Contentment as we wait. A friend reminded us that we have contentment regardless of circumstances because Jesus is our treasure, our goal. It’s also comforting to know that Paul “learned” to be content. ~ Philippians 4:11
That we are to walk in His truth as we unite our hearts to fear Him. ~ Psalm 86:11
Our souls need an inclination to God and His word. Without that, nothing else of eternal value will happen in our lives. ~ Psalm 119:36
Daily we ask the Lord to help us be content and to wait well to the glory of His name.
That All May Hear,
Wesley and Kimberly