Letters to the editor

Praise the Lord everyone.  Praise him always.  In the middle of the night, when you are awakened from a sounds sleep and fear grips your heart, just

begin to praise God for taking care of whatever is wrong and continue to pray and praise Jesus name until peace comes.  Then go back to sleep and wait on the phone call telling you that all is well.  I’m telling you Brothers and Sisters, all that we have need of comes to us in Jesus name.  It will never fail us.  God is merciful, kind, and true.  He cannot lie. 
God knows all about us.  He knows from beginning to end all the things we will go through.  It is up to each of us to study his word and learn of his promises.  When we stay in touch with God through his word, then it’s not hard to keep up our faith.  The devil knows this so he has to try to steer us away from doing anything to encourage us or build our faith.  Life itself sometimes has pit fall that have nothing to do with Satan, it is just life.  Also, we get so tied up with everyday things that have to be done and making a living, paying bills, or even sickness. 
Sometimes God leads us into a spiritual wilderness.  We become weary in our spirit and pretty soon we are calling out to God saying, “where are you Lord? Why have you forsaken me?”  Have you ever been on a trip and got lost or hunting in the woods and realized you were lost?  I’ve been lost off from Joe when we used to travel with his work.  I can tell you for sure that I was scared to death.  I can’t read maps and back then there were no cell phones.  God uses trials we go through to teach us a lesson and help us learn to lean on him.  Sometimes it is to prepare us for something we will be facing down the road.  He knows our needs before we even know we have them. 
Sometimes, I feel like I’m just spinning my wheels.  I worry and fret over a lot things.  The one that troubles me the most is lack of concern people have for the spiritual welfare of themselves and their children and family members.  There are so many people who never go to church at all, and they don’t take or send their children.  People don’t seem to have any fear of God and facing him on the day of judgment. 
Did you know that when you become parents, you are being entrusted by God with the physical welfare and spiritual teaching of another human being.  You will be held accountable by God on judgment day.  You may get by here on Earth with shunning your responsibility, but when you look a just God in the face, you may see those innocent babies’ faces at birth, and you’ll have no defense.  Many woman have walked off and left their babies to be raised step mothers.  Many, many men have abandoned their natural responsibilities and left it up to mothers and step fathers.  All I can say is God help you. 
No of us are perfect.  I know I fall so short.  When we know to do good and we continue to do bad, the Bible says it is sin.  The Bible also says no sin will enter into heaven.  God already knows our heart and how we will live this life.  It is our choice to make.  I hope something that I’ve said will help you to step-up your life spiritually.  If you don’t have a relationship with God, please make a decision to turn your thoughts to him today.  You won’t regret it.  I love you.  I pray God grants you a good week.  Please call 662-724-4691 or write me at 425 West Alice Street, Noxapater, MS 39346 if I can help you or pray for you
Hey Sis. Carol Adcock, I’ve been thinking of you and praying for you, and I ask all my readers to as well.  See you next week, Lord willing.  God bless everyone. 
Arlene Barrett