Greetings! Rejoice, for The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety in His embrace; and the LORD shall cover His beloved all the day long, and His beloved shall dwell in the cradle of His arms (Deut. 33:12 para.).
The Northern Michigan District Pastoral Ministry Team Retreat concluded Sunday morning with a communion service. This retreat was a special time of fellowship and refreshing for our ministers. General Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Crocker led our retreat and brought a series of messages dealing with avoiding burnout by making sure to abide in the presence of Jesus! I believe this timely theme was a great blessing to our ministers and spouses.
The Scriptures abound with promises of blessing and peace to those who make it their priority to abide with Him: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee (Isaiah 26:3); He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty (Psalms 91:1); Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him (John 14:21).
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I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:3-6).
In Our Savior’s Service Together! Rev. Dan Gilmore