Get Together- Don’t Take It For Granted

Get Together- Don’t Take It For Granted

Mt 27:51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split. Heb 10:19 –22 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

            The Holy Spirit brough a memory back to me when God really answered a prayer quick for me. It was in the Spring of 2002.  I was on Interstate 65 on my way home from Asbury Seminary. I was just outside of Franklin Kentucky a town right on the Tennessee -Kentucky border when I had a flat  on the right rear tire of my green Chevy S-10 pickup.

            I had never changed a flat on that model pick up before. When I got up under the truck, I was using all my strength and limited mechanical knowledge to get the spare tire to come down. It wouldn’t budge. I tried to call J.J. back in Alabama. She is mechanically savvy. But she was at Bible Study and  I couldn’t reach her. I remember praying Lord if you have a servant out here on this highway would you please send them by here. I got back under the truck and started trying to pull the tire down again. It wasn’t long before I heard a voice saying, “you aren’t getting anywhere are you.” I almost went through the truck! I jumped out from under the truck and there stood a Mennonite man ready to help me. He said put your tire tool in that slot right behind the tag and you can lower it down.  He helped me change the tire and then he followed me to Wal- Mart where I bought a new tire.

            This Friday is the day that we Christians refer to as Good Friday. I used to wonder how that day could be called good when our Lord Jesus suffered such a horrible, tortuous death on the cross at Calvary. We know that it is good because we can now be forgiven and delivered from our sinful pasts. We know that it was good because He would rise from the dead on the third day.   Now that was a prayer that was answered quick.  I raise God that we can call on our Heavenly father and times like that. 

            Let’s look at another reason that we can call it good. Before the veil of the temple was torn into only the High Priest could go into the holy of holies one time a year on the Day of Atonement.  Now we as believers in Jesus Christ have access to the throne room at any time all the time. Praise God that through the shedding of the perfect Blood of Jesus Christ we have access to our great and faithful High Priest. We have that access when things are going well. We have that access when we find ourselves in trouble, or a challenging situation. We can truly experience what the Old Testament Prophet wrote in Jer 33:3 ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’

            So, on this week as we reflect on our Lord’s suffering for us. As we celebrate His Resurrection from the dead. And as we live at a time of so much uncertainty. Let us take advantage of that glorious privilege that our Lord Jesus paid the price for us to have when He suffered, bled, and died on Calvary’s cross.  No matter how big, or how small your concern may be. our great and faithful High Priest is always there for us.

Let Us Pray

Lord Jesus we thank You that you suffered and died for the forgiveness of our sins. We thank You that You suffered and died for us to have access to Your Holy Throne. We pray that we will never take that privilege for granted. Holy Spirit of God prompt us to use this privilege often not only in this time of great concern, but until the day that You return for us Your children.

In Jesus Name

Amen

J.J. and I are praying for all of you. We love you all so much!

Your Friend/Kinfolk

Preston

GET TOGETHER- SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THE TIME THAT WE LIVE IN

GET TOGETHER- SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THE TIME THAT WE LIVE IN
Matthew 24 :3-12 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.”For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.”And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. “All these are the beginning of sorrows. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.”And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. “But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Well here is another one that I really was resisting writing, but I believe that the Holy Spirit is leading me to write this.

First of all, I am not an end times expert. I have had the privilege of reading, or hearing different sincere Christians share their views concerning the return of the Lord. Some are people with post tribulation views. Some are sincere Christians with pre tribulation views. And all can give you a good scriptural argument for their view. So, I take none of that lightly. I am not here to enter in to a debate over any of those views. There is one thing for sure that all of these would agree on and I would certainly agree is that the Lord Jesus Christ is going to return for His people to live with Him forever and ever.

What we are experiencing right now with this virus came on us unexpected and unprepared. It has shaken society and culture all over the world. I don’t want to come across as a hypocrite, because I love sports, our son is a coach, and most of our family has been involved in sports in some way most of our lives. But in this situation where we have seen big time sporting events cancelled could not God be speaking to us to give Him priority over these and some other things? No not for one minute do I believe that God sent the Coronavirus. But I do believe that it is a good time to allow the Holy Spirit to examine our hearts concerning those things that we consider most important in our lives.

Now with that said when I look at this passage there are several things that really get my attention. First of all be careful that you are not deceived by false prophets, or false teachers during this season. Or, by false Christs. Throughout history there have been some who proclaimed that they are the Messiah. 1Jo 4:3 “and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” One day there will be one last false Christ. He will deceive multitudes. He is going to look good. He is going to appear to solve all of the things that are wrong in the world. 2Th 2:8,9 And then the lawless one will revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders.”

There are currently wars going on all over the world today. There were over 10,000 combat related deaths around the world last year. We also know of the tensions between our nation and Iran, Communist China, and several Islamic terrorist groups. There are famines in and the potential for more famine in several parts of the world.
Jesus spoke about pestilence. The Greek term for pestilence in this passage is loimos, loy’-mos. It means a plague, or the disease. I think that this world wide pandemic would certainly fall into that category.

One more thing before I get to the conclusion. I know that many will say well there have been wars, and rumors of war throughout history. Many will say that there have been various plagues, earthquakes at various times throughout history. Well we are told that there will be scoffers in the last days. 2Pe 3:3,4 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” I have actually one more thing before the conclusion. First of all, we are living at a time where lawlessness definitely abounds. Watch the news and read the Scriptures and you will get the point.

You may be saying well Preston what are you trying to say through all of this. First of all I am not saying that I know when Jesus will return. Mt 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. I do believe that I would be negligent as a Christian, and as an evangelist to not tell people that we need to be ready every day to meet the Lord. My eschatological position is to be ready every day and you will be ready on that day.
As I read Matthew 24 I believe that the Holy Spirit is saying to me that just as this caught many unprepared. Be sure that you are not caught unprepared, on the day the Lord returns. And don’t be caught unprepared the day that you pass from this life. Whether someone is post tribulation, or pretribulation I receive you as my brother and sister in Christ. All true Christians believe that our Lord will come back for His people who remain alive on the earth. He will bring those who have gone before us with Him. When He returns may He find us advancing His Kingdom here on the earth.

Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You that You have told us to be aware of the things that are going on in the world at the nearness of Your return. We don’t know when You are coming back. We are paying attention to many of the things that are mentioned in the Word of God preceding Your return. Help us today to use our time in a way that brings others into Your Kingdom. We long for the day that we touch Your nail scarred hands. Until that time may we be about what You have called us to do.
In Jesus Name
Amen
Remember : Be ready everyday and you will be ready on the day!
Your Friend/Kinfolk
Preston

GET TOGETHER – DRINK SOMETHING NEW TODAY

GET TOGETHER – DRINK SOMETHING NEW TODAY!
Isa 43:19,20 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert. The beast of the field will honor Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I give waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My people, My chosen. Re 21:5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”(NKJV)

With so much going on and so many unexpected changes in our lives I am trying very hard to be sure that I am hearing from the Lord correctly about what to share with you today. Hopefully this will be a word that encourages you no matter where you may be. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ and have been born again, I pray that it will help you to walk faithfully with Him in this time of the unexpected. If you are not a follower of His I pray that in some way that God would reveal Himself to you in such a way that you would surrender your life to Him.

Fifty years ago, today I rode through Hamilton, Alabama for the first time in my life. I was with fifteen other men from Dora and Cordova. We were in the National Guard and we were on a Trailways bus headed for Fort Leonard Wood Missouri. I had slipped some whiskey in my bag and I was drunk by the time we got to Eldridge, Al. I am not bragging about my sin. But what I do want to tell you is that God can take the vilest sinner and use them for His glory and His purpose.

About an hour ago I just left a family that is going through a very tough time. While I was there the presence and grace of God was there in a very special way. The Holy Spirit began to remind me of some others times here in Hamilton that some people have been through some tough times and that God worked through those times in a great and mighty way.

If you would have told me fifty years ago today that I would be living in Hamilton, Alabama and preaching I would have in my drunken stupor laughed my head off. I think about the number fifty in the Bible. Fifty days after Jesus rose from the dead the Holy Spirit was poured out on the church. Peter who had denied Jesus three times the night before He died on the cross was used to bring three thousand souls into the Kingdom. God was doing a new thing in his life. He gave Peter one thousand souls for every time that he had denied him. That is grace!

The Good news for us is that the Holy Spirit is with us all of the time. As we go through this time of unexpected things taking place so much in our world it is an opportunity to grow closer to God. Sadly, when people often go through unexpected traumatic things in their lives they often run from God. Sometimes people turn to drugs, alcohol, sexual sin, or some other way to attempt to cope with the challenges and changes that they are facing in their lives.

Isaiah tells us that God will do a new thing in our lives. He will do this when we turn from our old sinful ways and surrender our lives to Jesus Christ. He tells us that we don’t have to fear when we go through the wilderness, or the dessert in life. He says that all of the beast of the field honors the name of the Lord. The Corona Virus fears the Name of the Lord. All of the things that are happening as a result of this situation are not bigger than God. If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, He invites you to come today and let Him lead you through this dessert that is filled with jackals and other beasts.

He makes streams in the dessert. If I had known that fifty years ago today, I would have been drinking from His fountain rather than the pint of whiskey that I was drinking from. So today as a believer in Jesus Christ know that the same Holy Spirit that Peter was filled with on the Day of Pentecost is there for you. He is there to lead you. He is there to do a new thing in your life. Let Him do it and you will never regret it.
Let Us Pray

Lord we know that these are uncertain times. We know that You are a God of certainty when other things seem uncertain. Today Lord give strength to your people as you do a new thing in our lives. Lord for any that read this that aren’t saved I pray today that the Holy Spirit would lead them to that place of surrender and that You would do a new thing in their lives.
In Jesus Name
Amen
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior feel free to message me if you would like to accept His mercy, and be born again by faith in His shed blood. He will make all things new in your life!

Your Friend/Kinfolk
Preston

GET TOGETHER- HIS PROMISES F0R HIS CHILDREN 

GET TOGETHER- HIS PROMISES F0R HIS CHILDREN

Isa 54:1-3 “Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman,” says the LORD.”Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes .For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited. Heb 8:6 ¶ But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. (NKJV)

Praise the Lord that in Hebrews we are told that we as born-again believers in Jesus Christ have a new and better covenant than the Old Covenant. On the other hand, I believe that scripture supports that we do inherit the promises of the Old Covenant and that they are absorbed into the New Covenant. The Apostle Paul wrote in 2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” With that said let’s look at some of them in Isaiah Chapter 54 that I believe that we as believers in Jesus Christ can grab and hold on to. 

To be Barren in this day was to be looked down upon. God’s people had been in captivity in Babylon. When a people or a nation rebels against God it leads to judgment. God in His great love and mercy desires that His people repent of their sins and return to Him. When we do, we can expect God to have mercy upon us. We can also know that He is a God of restoration.  Isaiah 53 is prophetic in pointing us and all who will believe to the Messiah Jesus Christ who came into the world to redeem lost humanity.  I believe that the promises that were given in Isaiah 54 for God’s people at that time are for the believer in Christ today. Let’s look at some of them.

Our children will be taught by the Lord and they will have peace in their lives. Isa 54:13 All your children shall be taught by the LORD, And great shall be the peace of your children. There may be times that the devil will try to get us to doubt this. But we must teach our children about the Lord. No matter what the circumstances look like by faith we have to believe that God will bring about this in their lives. 

God will establish us in a right relationship with Him and with others. Isa 54:14 In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you. Through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, we are established in Him. 2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.(NKJV)

We will be far from fear and oppression.   We don’t have to be afraid of Satan and the demonic forces hat serve him.  He has given us the victory.  He didn’t promise that those forces wouldn’t come against us. But He has promised us that for our sakes, because He loves us that they will not succeed. Remember this that when Jesus died on the cross that He defeated all of the powers of Hell! We are told in  Col 2:14,15 “having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”

Time doesn’t permit me to write about all those promises in Isiah 54.  But today I will leave you with this one. And no matter what Hell or life is bringing against you know that you can stand on God’s word and His faithfulness to you when the battle is raging.  Isa 54:17 “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.”(NKJV)

Let Us Pray

Lord Jesus we thank You that in your death and resurrection that You have given us great promises. We thank You that You are faithful to what You have promised. We pray that our response to You will be one of faithfulness. May every person that reads this grow in confidence and faith and walk in the victory that You have provided for us.

In Jesus Name

Amen

Love you all! Your Friend/Kinfolk

Preston

GET TOGETHER-  He Paid A Price For Our Healing

GET TOGETHER- He Paid A Price For Our Healing

Isa 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. (NKJV)

Recently as I was showing the Passion of Christ to a group of young people, I was reminded again of what a price that Jesus paid for our healing. The scene in that movie where our Lord is being scourged is long and it is very unpleasant to watch. 

I don’t know about you, but there have been times when I have watched that movie that the voice of the enemy would come and try to say that is Hollywood making that up. It really wasn’t that bad.  When I hear that voice, I rebuke it and renounce it. 

One day I was listening to a very solid Biblical scholar on the radio. The question was posed to him concerning how the movie portrayed Jesus suffering at the hands of the Romans who scourged Him. He said that it was worse than the movie portrayed it. He then gave a very informed explanation of what all was involved when the Romans scourged a prisoner.  With that said let’s look at that last clause in this verse for what Jesus accomplished for us when the Romans scourged Him before they nailed Him to the cross and pierced His side. Time will not permit me to look at it all.

He paid the price for our healing physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I praise God for the many times that I have experienced healing in my body. I praise God that J.J. and I have not only experienced physical healing in our own bodies, but we have seen God heal many other people as well.  Jesus paid the price and Jesus does the healing. 

I don’t have the answer to why sometimes people that we pray for get healed in this life and others in Heaven.  All I know is that I believe that we are to contend for those and for ourselves who need healing until the Lord heals that person here on earth, or calls them home.  And going home is never second place. 

I also believe that Jesus paid the price for our emotional healing. In Luke 4:18 Jesus is quoted in the NKJV of the Bible saying that “He has come to heal the brokenhearted.”  He fulfills this prophecy in Isa 61:1 ¶ “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.”(NKJV) The Greek term for heal in Luke 4:18 is iaomai,  ee-ah’-om-ahee. It means to cure, to heal, to make whole.  The Hebrew term in Isaiah 61:1 is  shabar,  shaw-bar’. It means to be crushed, broken ,or shattered. 

Most of us have experienced, or will experience some type of heart break in our lives. Sometimes we may feel totally crushed. Life may appear dark and hopeless to us. There is good news! Jesus is here to heal the brokenhearted. He is here to restore us to a healthy emotional condition. 

 Last but not least He paid the price to heal us from our sin sick spiritual condition. He did that at after He had been beaten, tortured and forced to carry His own cross to Mount Calvary. He hung on the cross so that we could be made whole: Ro 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NKJV)   Praise God that eternal life begins at the moment  we come to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.   We are healed spiritually. We no longer are dead, but we have been made alive! We are assured of this in Eph 2:4,5 “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,  even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).”

            So today no matter if it is physical, healing, emotional healing, or spiritual healing. Believe that Jesus the Messiah has come to bring healing to us in all three of those areas. I will leave you with the verse that we started off with, plus the one that precedes it. Isa 53:4,5 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.  Meditate on it,  declare it , believe it and stand on it.

Let Us Pray

Lord Jesus we thank You for the mighty price that You paid for our healing. By the power of the Holy Spirit help us to stand on your word and contend for all who need healing, whether it be physical, spiritual, or emotional.

In Jesus Name

Amen

Love you all!

Your Friend/Kinfolk

Preston

GET TOGETHER- What We Mess Up He Can Dress Up

GET TOGETHER- What We Mess Up He Can Dress Up

Eph 1:11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, (NKJV)

            While I am not a perfectionist and my wife J.J. will certainly attest to that.  I do like to do things according to the best of my ability. And I hate to make mistakes. Especially when it is something simple. This usually happens when I get in too big of a hurry. 

            Today I was correcting some mistakes that I had made. As I was correcting them, I even made some more.  When I left to go to lunch, I was feeling anxious about putting so much time into something because of some mistakes that I had made.  When I stepped out of my office the Holy Spirit whispered the last part of Ephesians 1: 11.  When I got in my truck the Preacher that was preaching on the radio just so happened to be quoting from this verse in his sermon. 

            So, I began to pray that part of the verse over my mistakes. I then prayed this verse over my mistakes: Ro 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (NKJV) When I got to the restaurant, I was about to complain to J.J. about what I felt like made me make those mistakes.  The Holy Spirit then spoke to me and said not to complain, but to stand on His word and to trust Him in the matter.  

            I can tell you that God has been so faithful in this matter.  It is so good to be a child of our Heavenly Father who cares about every part of our lives. He cares about the little things. He cares about the big things. We have the witness of the Holy Spirit that confirms that to us. The Apostle Paul wrote about it in Ro 8:16 “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” (NKJV) Jesus said it like this in  Mt 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

            Praise God as it says in Ephesians 1: 11 that we have an inheritance. Praise God that as a part of our inheritance that He works all things to the counsel of His will.  The Greek term for counsel is boule,  boo-lay’. That term can mean purpose, or plan.  God can and will use our mistakes to work His Divine purpose and plan in our lives.  So, praise God that as His children He will dress up what we have messed up. 

            Are there parts of your life that you feel like are too messed up that anything could ever come out of it? Have you made some mistakes that you have felt like were unredeemable? I have some good news for you!! For the child of God every promise of God is yes and amen in Christ Jesus! When I think about how God redeems the things that we have messed up in our lives I often think about what God promised Israel in  : Isa 58:12 Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.(NKJV. As New Covenant children of God we can trust Him to do that in our lives as well. So today don’t buy the lies of the enemy when he comes calling you names, mocking you, and pointing out your mistakes. Give those mistakes to God and let Him work them for His plan and purpose for your life. Get ready to watch Him dress up what you have messed up!

Let us Pray

Lord Jesus we thank You that you are a loving, forgiving making all things new Savior and Lord! Today we give you our mistakes and our weaknesses. We know that You will dress up what we have messed up. We also ask You to forgive us and cleanse us of any and all sin that is in our hearts. We love You and thank you!

In Jesus Name

Amen

Love you all with the love of the Lord!

Your Friend/Kinfolk

Preston

GET TOGETHER- WE NEED EACH OTHER

GET TOGETHER- WE NEED EACH OTHER

Jas 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

One of the biggest blessings that God has given us is the opportunity to be in relationships with people that we can truly be authentic with. God gave us this opportunity because He knows that all of us may have various weaknesses that we need others to listen to us and to pray for us about. 

I f I had not had people like this in my life ever since the time that I gave my heart to the Lord I don’t believe that I would be sitting here at this computer typing this. One of the biggest mistakes that a Christian can get into is when they develop a mindset that they don’t need anyone else. God designed for us to be a relational people. First, He designed for us to be in relationship with Him. Then He designed it for our benefit to have Christ centered relationships with   others in our lives. 

To be able to confess your faults and your temptations to a fellow brother in Christ for men; and sister in Christ for women is a wonderful thing. When we do this, we are able to pray for each other about these various temptations and weaknesses in our lives.  The enemy will bring temptation our way. Jesus said that the devil came to kill steal and destroy.  He desires to destroy individuals, families, churches, and nations. 

When we have people that we can be authentic with it helps us to be accountable. Also, as James says those prayers that we pray for one another are effective. This prayer not only brings physical healing, but it brings healing to our spirt and our minds. 

As we pray for one another great things begin to take place in our lives for the glory of God.  The Bible is very consistent about this : Pr 27:17 ¶ As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Ec 4:9,10 “Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.” (NKJV)

I have heard some people say that I have God and that I don’t need anyone else.  Yes, God can do in our lives what no human being can do. But He calls us to be in relationship and fellowship with others. That is for our benefit. God uses close brothers and sisters for our benefit to help us to continue in our journey in a way that will be successful.  Not only do we need others in our lives, but God desires to use us to hold up the hands of our brothers and sisters in Christ.  A good example is when Israel was battling the Amalekites.  Moses got tired and weary during the battle. But God had two men to help him in Aaron and Hur : Ex 17:12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

Again, take it from someone who has had those type people around me for thirty years. We need those that we can be very authentic with. We need those that will listen and pray for us. We need those that will hold up our hands when we get weary. 

Let Us Pray

Lord today we pray for all who read this to have Christian’s that he ,or she can be authentic with. We need brothers and sisters that will listen to us and pray for us. Lord for those that already have strengthen our relationships. For those that don’t put them with the ones that You have picked out for these to fellowship with, pray together, and to hold each other accountable.

In Jesus Name

Amen

Love you all!

Your Friend/Kinfolk

Preston