For the next few days I am attending Annual Conference in
. Its like a huge family reunion. It’s a time where pastors and lay leaders get
together to pray, worship, and make decisions.
I come every year excited to see the people I love and serve with, and
its one of the times I feel the power of God in so many new ways. These are the people I go to when I have no
other answers. They laugh with me, cry
with me and love me. This is the church
that protects, supports and loves me. Athens
Remembering that, these two Psalms really spoke to me about a God who supports and protects.
17:8, “Hide me in the protection of your wings.”
18:2: “The Lord is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer.”
18:18: “They came to me the very day of my distress, but the Lord was my support!”
Who supports you? Where do you go when you are down or sad or scared? Who is your rock and fortress?
I have grown up understanding how to pray when times get tough. Learning how to find Christian friends. Having an amazing supportive family. But not everyone is as blessed! How do you use God as your rock and your support? How would you tell a new Christian how to lean on God?
O Lord, my Rock. Thank you for your protection and support. Thank you for being my everything. Please bless our time in
. Show us how to reach out in your name. Amen. Athens