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Our pastor and his wife are on vacation in Texas right now, and since I really enjoy hearing him preach and he was absent today, I thought I’d take the opportunity to finally visit our daughter Heather’s and her husband Kyle’s church. They enjoy it because it’s more targeted toward 20- and 30-somethings, has great worship, is Biblically-based, has a strong emphasis in outreach (locally and overseas missions), and has a good kids’ programs for their daughters Annabelle and Violet. Kyle plays the drums for the worship team and Heather helps out with worship songs “signing” in kids’ church, teaching in VBS, and with other activities.
One of the scriptures their pastor Shawn shared today was from Isaiah 40:31 (ESV). It’s so interesting how God works! Heather’s been asking me to come visit for awhile, but TODAY is the day God led me there – when their pastor shared THIS scripture!
Over the last couple of weeks, God has given me this same scripture 3 different times. He gave it to me the week before Heather ran and I walked the 5K, which encouraged me that I could finish the 5K walk. Since then, God has given me the verse twice more from other people, then today 2 more times through their pastor Shawn – then tonight in a song on K-Love radio station when I was driving in town. Do ya think God is speaking? 🙂
I love bald eagles, so I love this verse:
“But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31, ESV
Today after I went to Heather’s church, I went out to eat at a Mexican restaurant (I love chips and salsa!), then I came home and read a little while. As I was reading in bed, I fell asleep and took a long nap. It was more like crashing! Apparently I was tired and my body needed the rest and renewal.
Are you tired? Worn out? Weary? Stressed? Then come to God. He’ll replenish your strength. He’ll equip and enable you to do the things He’s called you to do today by His grace. You will rise up with eagles’ wings and soar.
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