‘Look to the Lord and His strength; seek his face’

“Look to the Lord and His strength; seek his face always.” — Psalm 105:4.

Several weeks ago, Mike was forced to do our grocery shopping. That’s one thing that I dread doing, and poor Mike always gets stuck doing the shopping. On this specific trip, I had asked Mike to pick up fast breakfast food for the kids to eat on the way to school. I didn’t give a specific item. This could be partly to blame for Mike’s shopping rage. The store is always jam packed with people standing in front of the things that you need and those people who stop to chat with friends blocking the whole isle. You could have several things happen in just a few minutes that would get your blood boiling in this place. As Mike was hunting for a nonspecific breakfast food with steam coming out of his ears, his eyes settled on the wall of pop tarts. Someone had taken post-it notes and placed them on several boxes. The note had Psalm 105:4, “Look to the Lord and His strength; seek his face always.” He lifted the box, and sitting right under it on the shelf was the same Bible verse on another post-it note. Mike calmed down a little, and the displeasures of the store didn’t bother him as much.
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On Sunday, we were blessed to hear a beautiful song performed by Deb Tilley. Before she sang, she mentioned how the older she gets, she realizes that she relies on God more and more for everything. She even made a comparison of how flowers droop with their petals down after a hard rain, but when the sun shines, they look up to the sky. Sometimes we are faced with many challenges that can feel like they are beating us down, but God has a plan to build us up. Look to Him always!
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Vacation Bible School is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children in Pre-k through fifth grade. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please call the church office.
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The 2nd Sunday Fellowship is scheduled for next week at 6 p.m. with our Playground Celebration. The community is invited to enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs, and more. Come and join the fun!
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Can you make a joyful noise? The First United Methodist Choir is looking for you! Join them for practice on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. They perform each Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Come and join the fun.
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First Untied Methodist Church has much to offer. Youth, 6th grade – 12th grades, meet on Wednesdays and Sundays. YUMYS, (PK4-5th grades) meet Sunday afternoons. Sunday school for all ages and groups begins at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Worship begins at 11 a.m. each Sunday.
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Come out and meet us; come and let us know what we can do to serve you. We want to welcome you into the family of God. Come join us as we worship our Lord. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!

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Deb Tilley performed “Flowers in the Rain” for the congregation of First United Methodist Church of Diboll.