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    4300 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, KY 40515
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  • Sunday: 10:45am-6:30pm

Heart 2 Heart

 


 

A ministry that seeks to support widows and widowers in our Porter church family and beyond through prayer, Biblical encouragement and fellowship.

A ministry that seeks to support widows and widowers in our Porter church family and beyond through prayer, Biblical encouragement and fellowship.

April 2017 

I receive daily email devotionals from Dr. Charles Stanley (www.intouch.org).  I am borrowing some of his wisdom for this month’s newsletter.  As a Christian I sometimes wonder at my own “slow to learn” ways!  The third point below has had particular significance for me in my walk with the Lord.   I am reminded that I must be a participant and not just a prayerful observer! 

Seeking Guidance

Psalms 25:4-5Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.   Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.                         

 When you're facing a decision, whether big or small, it is important to wait upon God for His direction and timing. And though it may sound paradoxical, there are three ways that we can take an active role in the process while we wait.

First, we should examine our heart, asking the Holy Spirit to expose any wrongs. If He brings something to light, it is important to take care of that sin immediately--by confessing, repenting, and doing whatever's needed to correct the situation. At times we push this task aside because the impending decision seems like our main concern. Yet we cannot hear from God or receive His full blessing until we deal with transgression.

Second, when seeking direction, we should listen patiently and attentively for the Lord to give the go-ahead. It can be difficult to wait, especially when emotions or logic lead us to favor one choice.

Third, the answer to our prayer at times requires our involvement. For instance, when people tell me they're out of work and trusting God to provide, I always want to know if they are actively looking for a job. Some are not; they are simply praying. We have responsibility not only to present God with requests and seek His guidance but also to be active in the process. Waiting on God is not an excuse to be lazy.

Prayer is a beautiful privilege that the heavenly Father gives to His children. He desires to lead us into a life of abundance. We should take an active part in seeking His will and listening for His voice. As we follow the Holy Spirit's guidance, we will experience all that the Lord has for us. 

(Copied:  March 21, IN TOUCH MINISTIES, Dr. Charles Stanley)

PRAYERS, PRAISES, AND UPDATES

Prayer – Jane Cranfill: Jane will be having back surgery on April 10.  She requests prayer for the surgery and during her recovery afterwards.

Prayer – June Puckett’s grandchild, Ella Grace, in treatment for cancer.  At this writing, Ella Grace is doing very well with her treatment.   (Sorry, June, that I “renamed” her Ella Rose in the March newsletter!!!) Praise to the Lord!

Prayer – Betty Whiteker: Prayer for Betty physically and mentally as she works through the grief process in the loss of her son.

Prayer – Cheryl Erwin: Cheryl was recently terminated from her job at Isaiah House.  She personally is doing well with this change in her life.  She asks for prayer as she seeks the Lord’s leading in other employment.

Praise – Marilyn Caudill:  Marilyn has a new great granddaughter.  Her mother had blood pressure problems and was on bed rest, but the baby was delivered safely and mother and baby are doing fine. Praise to the Lord!

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

  • The Kentucky Baptist Senior Celebration is in Lawrenceburg on May 4. If you want to go, contact the church office.
  • Widow’s Retreat at HAVEN OF REST in Inez, Kentucky: Cheryl Erwin, working through the Ky. Baptist Convention, will be one of the speaker/teachers at this Retreat. It will be held from late p.m. Friday, June 2 through 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. Attendees are limited to 50. The cost is $40 per person.  Lodging is provided but each attendee needs to bring their own bed linens and towels. This retreat will be a wonderful time to meet other women and have fun, fellowship and study in a relaxed setting.  Contact Cheryl Erwin at 948-5979 (cell) if you want to attend. 

HEART2HEART ACTIVITIES

  • Spring Heart2Heart Bible Study “This Changes Everything, Lessons in James” on Thursdays at 5:30, April 6, 13, and 20 and Tuesday, April 25. Facilitator: Cheryl Erwin.  It’s not too late to join us!  Call or email Doris Yohe if you want to participate.
  • April 6, 11:30 a.m. – Day meeting, Texas Roadhouse, Richmond Road
  • April 18, 6 p.m. – Night Meeting, Ramsey’s, Harrodsburg Road
  • April 30: 5th Sunday lunch after worship service at O’Charley’s on Harrodsburg Road

BIRTHDAYS

Mary DeMattina                              4/15

Meg Doran                                      4/21

AnnMarie Dunlop                            4/11

(Newer Porter member)

Joe Fisher                                        4/4

Dorothy Hollingsworth                      4/20

Laura Payton                                   4/23

Gerial Slusher                                  4/12

 

 

 Easter blessings to you and yours!

Linda Taylor