#456 June 23, 1985 - AM
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PROMISES TO KEEP
I invite you to open your Bibles to Joshua, Chapter 14. We continue our
study in this book, as we bow for prayer together.
"Father, we thank You for speaking to our hearts in worship, for somehow,
in a supernatural way, taking a song, a prayer, almost an aside, a word, a
greeting from a friend, and using these little things in a life-changing
fashion. Lord, to be here with this our family is a thrill. To be accepted
and to be loved when we feel lonely, disenfranchised, unwanted. When we
have questions that seemingly have no answers, we have decisions to make
that before us are all choices and everyone seems to be unpleasant. Lord,
we thank Ybu for cutting through a!! the verree-r and red @Lape- and ch-;Icanery
and all the gloss and all the tinsel, and getting down to the essence of
us, down to the middle of us, and stirring our minds and our hearts and
our consciences until we, yea Father, until we decide, once and for all, to
make that full surrender to Thee. Lord, You speak now. Let me get out of
the way so that Thy word and Thy holy and divine message might not only be
heard, but may it be understood and received and incorporated into our lives.
Yea, Lord, may many of us never be the same because You've dealt with us,
You've touched us in this time of worship, believing, trusting, leaning. We
pray always through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen."
"lbewoods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep and miles
to go before I sleep; and miles to go before 1 sleep." Robert Frost spoke
these words years ago in a university setting. Following his address, a
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