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Dear Church family,
This week we looked at the subject, ‘Wait on the Lord/Be still.’
Even though we read in the Word of God and we know it very well, that we must always wait on the Lord for all our needs and in every circumstance, we still end up wanting things in a hurry, or taking action in a hurry, without waiting for the Lord to do His will in our lives. We see in the whole Bible, that many people rushed into things that God promised and did not want to wait on the Lord.
Moses, killed an Egyptian, thinking he was saving his Hebrew brothers from slavery. Abraham did not wait for the promise and rushed in having Ishmael as a son, did not work well. King Saul did not wait for Samuel to come and offer the sacrifice. Repeatedly, people of God, called by God and given promises by God, did not wait for God and His timing.
This is the reason the David the Psalmist says in Ps 27:14.
Wait on the lord. He realized that we as humans would always mess up taking things into our hands, so he is admonishing the people of God to wait on him.
The scripture portion that we read this morning, tells us about the Israelites, waiting on the Lord for the battle. As we read the Lord of the battles, brought confusion in the camp of the enemy and defeated them completely.
When we learn to trust in the lord and put our confidence in him, we also need to know that we need to wait for the timing of the lord. He is always perfect in his timing. For us, it may be a delayed response or taking too long, but he knows the right time.
Often we ask, why does He not do things that he has promised immediately? The answer, He knows the perfect timing.
There are a lot of other reasons. Some of which are:
He wants us to learn to wait on him and on his timing.
We may not be ready for the promise, to handle it the godly way. We may still have to learn a lot of things from him while waiting.
He knows the right reason and the right time. He is perfect in all His plans.
Let’s look in the new testament. Acts 1:21-26.
The apostles were in a rush to get the 12th apostle appointed in a rush. Yes, they did cast lots and asked the Lord and prayed, but it seems it was not the right timing.
Mathias, who was chosen, is never mentioned even once, after this selection by the apostles.
Whereas, Paul writes in the epistles that he is an apostle called by the Lord Jesus Christ. Gal 1:1, Eph 1:1, Col 1:1, 1 Tim 1:1, Titus 1:1
Even though he was a persecutor, God uses him to write almost half of the New Testament. Many believe that Paul is the twelfth apostle.
Waiting on the Lord is what we need to do, as we learn from the Word of God. It is not easy for us to wait for the Lord’s timing, but that is the only way for us to be in His will, then we see His mighty hand work miracles for us and make a way for us in all our circumstances.
May we wait on the Lord daily, for all our needs.l our needs.
There is an evening prayer meeting on December 1st at ACA. We encourage all youth to attend this. The youth will be setting up the Christmas decorations an hour before the meeting, so if any youth would like to help set up the decorations, please plan to come an hour before prayer.
There will be a musical night taking place at ACA on December 8th at 6 P.M. If anyone would like to participate, please talk to Jason or David.
December 9th is Youth Sunday. This will be a Sunday where our youth will be taking the time to lead the service with the memory verse, worship and more.
Sunday School Anniversary:
On Saturday, December 15th, the annual ACA Sunday school anniversary will be happening at 6:30 pm. Many of our young youth will be participating in this. Please come out and support the youth!
We are looking for a prayer team at ACA, to pray for the Pastoral team and all the ministry areas. If you would like to volunteer yourself as a prayer team member, please contact the Pastor or his wife, Linda Samuel.
Music and Sound System:
If you have an interest in serving, we invite you to be part of the Sound and Light Ministry.
If you are interested in serving in the Worship Ministry, we would love to hear from you. Please contact David Mathew to learn more about how you can be a part of what God is doing at ACA.
For more information about our children’s ministry please contact Christopher Thomson with your availability and any further details.
Every month, we give weekly scripture readings, so that you and your family can read and enjoy the Bible. We believe that the Bible, along with daily reading, is integral to the life of a believer. Use these scripture readings as a compass to navigate through your daily walk with God.
2 Chronicles 20:5-30
We believe in the power of prayer. The most powerful aspect of prayer is that it changes the heart of the person praying by revealing to them the heart of God.
If you have any prayer requests you can submit them in one of the following ways:
- Use the ACA mobile app from your iPhone or Andriod
- Fill out prayer request form on our website: atlca.com
- Email Pastor Thompson Samuel
Atlanta Christian Assembly
774 Jordan Lane
Decatur, GA, 30033
Let us know how we can serve you this week.
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