Union Grove/ Steele NewsBy BRENDA BOBBITT,
Join us as we spread some Christmas Cheer!
Union Grove/Sylvester United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Christmas Program/Cantata on December 16 at 4:00 p.m. at Union Grove United Methodist Church. We invite all of you to come out and enjoy the program. Our Watch Night will be held on December 31 at 9:00 p.m. at Sylvester U.M.C. We will also be visiting Bedford Nursing Home on Saturday, December 09, 2017 to spread some Christmas Cheer. I encourage you to spread some Christmas Cheer also. Unfortunately, Christmas is not a joyous time for everyone and a small gesture could bring them joy.
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Please remember the sick, shut-in and bereaved members of our church and community.
I want to take this time out to wish my daughter Kadaisha Bobbitt a very happy birthday. She will be celebrating her birthday on December 7. Please wish her a happy birthday and pray for her and me as we embark on this journey as a teenager. I would also like to wish my big sister a very happy birthday. She is very private, so I won’t mention her name but I’m wishing her the best on her birthday December 10.
And congratulation to my son Cedarius Bobbitt whom was voted Mr. SHS of Sebastopol High School. I am super proud of him and excited for him as he finishes his senior year.
And lastly a word from Pastor Mann: A while back I read a little sign that was hanging on an office wall — I have also received it as an email (you probably have too). I want to share it with you this morning. It said, “Good morning, this is God. I will be handling all your problems today. I will not need your help... So have a good day.”
I thought it was a good reminder. When problems arise... not if... when... because they do arise, and more frequently than we wish, we tend to try to handle them ourselves. Even if we go to God with them, it’s not long before we find our hands on them trying to solve the problem, trying to manipulate the situation, trying to make something happen. The end result of our “help” usually only makes matters worse. Abraham and Sarah tried to help God and got an Ishmael.
Are you trying to “help” God? Are you trying to tell Him how to solve the problem? Are you trying to take matters into your own hands? Are you trying to make something happen? Are you pushing God aside and trying to figure it out on your own?
Or are you letting Him handle the problem — the whole problem — His way, according to His wisdom and plan, in His own time? Are you going to let go and take your hands off and trust Him to handle it?
I would have a terrible problem if I had to figure out how to create a day. But He solved the “problem” of how to create it... because it was no problem for Him at all. Luke 18:27 reminds us that “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Let the fact that today is here be a reminder to you that He is well able to handle anything on His own and does not need your help. If He does need it... like my parents used to tell me... “If I need your help, I’ll ask for it.”
Have an awesome day. God doesn’t need your help. If He does He’ll ask for it. So, take your hands off or you are going to wind up giving Him more than one problem to solve.