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October 17, 2016

Earlier, I wrote the Journey, and got all the way to the prayer, and I
remembered an e-mail last night about a death, that I wanted to add the
family for prayer for.  Inadvertently when I got out of my inbox, I deleted
the whole thing.  So I guess the Lord didn't want me writing that one, and I
will try again, but this time, I will have my cup of coffee first. I can't
begin to tell you how frustrating that is to me to, at the simple punch of a
button, wipe out 45 minutes of work.  My anxiety level just skyrocketed!
But instead of trying the rewrite the same thing, I turned the page in
Scripture and there staring me in the face is a cure for anxiety. Boy, do I
need that at the moment.  Perhaps you have had that kind of morning all
ready.  I know in the scope of things, this is a little set-back, but allows
me a little more time in God's word, so how can I complain.  The Word says,
"This is why I tell you: Don't worry about your life, what you will eat or
what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more
than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the sky:
They don't sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds
them. Aren't you worth more than they?  Can any of you add a single cubit to
his height by worrying?"  Matthew 6: 25-28  The part that hit me hardest, of
course, is the very start, "Don't worry about your life."  And I wonder, 'Do
I worry about my life?'  I used to not think so, but so many things have me
anxious these days.  The state of the union; the rise in moral
unconsciousness; the disrespect of those in positions of authority, and the
seeming entitlement mentality that seems to permeate the masses.  But why am
I anxious about this?  The Bible tells us that in the later days, these
things will happen more and more, as we are indeed seeing them on the
increase.  But again, why worry, because in my heart I know that God is
still in control, even though it seems like things are out of control.   It
reminded me of my days as a hospital CEO, when I thought that I had lost
control of things, when it seemed like everything, "reimbursements, costs,
satisfaction of patients and staff, were getting out of control, and I was
so often reminded by the Spirit that even when things seem at their darkest,
God is still in control.  He has orchestrated all things for His good, and
His glory, and our benefit.  I always saw the benefit of His leading, but,
of course, you can only see that in retrospect.  For the way forward is one
of trust, and the view backward, is one of reassurance of His presence.  So
yes, I got this Journey deleted, but could it have stayed up, if the Lord
wanted it sent?  I believe that with everything inside me.  So, when things
seem to get us down because of some event that we were not prepared for, we
must remember that He is still on the throne, and He is still in control.
It's just a walk of faith.  It is the very Journey that each of us are on
every day.  Sometimes it seems like the journey is taking us through mine
fields, and sometimes it seems like it is a walk on the beach, but always it
is a walk accompanied by the Spirit of God, involved in everything we do,
everything that happens to us, for even the rain is subject to the Lord's
will.  So if it is raining on you today, or you just have to wonder what on
earth is going on, because of the circumstance you find yourself in, think
about your life.  Look back and I'm sure you will see that the Lord has been
with you through all you have been through so far, so trust Him as you go
forward, for He is surely  present.  Anxiety! Well, mine is now gone, for I
must have been blessed with a new journey, moving me back to the road less
traveled.

Pastor Andy

Heavenly Father,  I pray Lord for Your presence with us today, that we may
see You or Your hand on us.  I pray today for those who are suffering from
anxiety of life, and ask Lord that You give them strength.  Father, I pray
for the family of Gloria who passed away yesterday; Lord for Eva for
healing, for Pastor Berkey, June, Jerry, Nancy, Don, Dwight, JT, Ramona,
Loren, Becky, Judy, Young family, a couple with marital issues, Robbie,
Kathy, Terri, Becky, Montella, Carolyn, Charlie, Kim, Nada, Angie, Isabel,
Terry and his father, Tim and his mother, Shelly and her mother, Julissa and
her friend, Richard and his father, Pam and her son, Kelly and her son,
Ellen's friend, Kristena, Abby, Vanessa, Malachi,  Corbin, Mike S., Ryan,
Olivia, Jeremiah, Joanna, Tom, Evelyn, Joy, Ruth, Ada, JV, BJ, Ida, Betty
H., Briggs church, Ben, Jackie Ann, Tonia, Todd, Liam, Aiden, Alan, Fisher,
Tuly, Betsy, Michelle, Trevor, Maria, Choya, Alex, Ken, Eric, Dandy, Andrea,
Shannon, Robert, Pat, Ryan, Tyson, Wendy, Joyce, Betty,  David, Phyllis,
Devon, Cindy, Barbara, Marliana, Cynthia, Bill, Barry, Johnny, Annette, Kim,
Gary, Gavin, Shawn, Laurie, Heather, Codi, Ron, Deane, Dan, Rheba, Pam,
Mike, Austin, Harriet, Fred, Dotty, James, Scott, April, Craig, Hunter,
Betty, Asher, Lynette, Kathy, Jennifer, Patrick, Abe, Candace, Trent,
Garret, Mayeaux, Meredith, Ben, Jason, Ashley, Marc, Macy, Jade, Bob, Tracy,
Abraham, Elijah, Japheth, Matt, Liz, Matt, Bethany, Mike, Megan,. Jeff,
Laura, Lisa and myself, Please Lord, help us to place all our cares on You
as we walk in trust today in Jesus name. Amen.

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