Union Grove/ Steele News

By BRENDA BOBBITT,

Keep Looking Up

Pastor Mann had a great Appreciation Weekend and it was well deserved.  Please remember the sick, shut-in and bereaved members of our church and community. 
Union Grove will host Pastor Appreciation on November 11th and 12th.  A banquet will be held on November 11 at Union Grove UMC.  Seats are limited.  The service will take place on November 12th.
Our Sebastopol Bobcats ended their season with a loss to West Lowndes on Friday.  Well wishes to all the senior football players, cheerleaders and band members.  It has been a great ride and we wish you nothing but the best for the future.  Congratulations to Scott Central on their win and Good Luck on Friday.  Let’s go Scott County.
A word from Pastor Mann, I have a word for you this afternoon from the Lord — Don’t lose your focus. Keep focused and looking in the right direction.
When bad things happen, look up. When you hear bad reports, look up. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, look up. When things are chaotic, look up. When you face trials, look up. When relationships are threatened, look up.
When the situation you are in changes for the worse, look up. When you face a storm, look up. When you face flood waters, look up. When you are in the lion's den, look up. When you face the giant, look up. When the situation seems impossible, look up. When it looks like you'll be destroyed, look up.
When it appears as though the enemy has triumphed, look up. When the clouds are dark, the mountain too tall and the valley too deep, look up.
In describing the events of the end time Jesus spoke a word of hope lest our hearts faint because of the “fearful things” that are coming upon the earth... “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)
“Look up and lift up your head.” This is His word of hope to us when things around us- whether they be on a small scale or large scale, whether they are personal and individual or worldwide and common — our hope in trying times is found in staying focused and looking in the right direction. “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” (Psalms 121:1)
Have a great day. Don't let the events, situations, trials and circumstances of life cause you to look to the left or to the right —keep looking up... looking to Jesus.
 

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