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While our main Sanctuary undergoes renovation/remodeling, our worship services are being held in the Family Life Center.  Sunday School classes remain in the same locations except for the Senior Adult Class, which will meet in the east hallway in the FLC, next to the kitchen.


When Plans Fall Apart

      by Vernita Simmons 

Sometimes, plans are made, and things fall apart. We set a strategic plan in motion to accomplish a specific goal, and something unexpected transpires. Maybe you orchestrated your dream vacation, and at the last moment, something happens and you have to cancel. Perhaps, it was a special event and something goes wrong. It could be the opportunity of a lifetime to push you into your destiny and without warning an obstacle gets in your way, forcing you to place everything on hold. Beloved, you can’t control all of life’s circumstances, but you can choose how you react. 

Your attitude determines your altitude. When we stay full of enthusiasm, thankfulness, expectancy, and trust God, we will not be easily shaken.

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. (John 14:1, ESV).

As a child of God, you have the right to walk in His peace and unquenchable jubilance no matter the circumstance. It is your choice to become frustrated, upset, and agitated when life gets messy, or you can refuse to let your heart be troubled and afraid, walking in the peace Jesus bequeathed you.

Stand your ground in Jesus peace and refuse to allow unforeseen circumstances to have power over you and ignite stress and exasperation.  When you sanction something you have no control over to negatively affect you, you permit it to rob you of your joy, peacefulness, inner serenity, and the power and wisdom found only in His peace. Instead, choose to thrust away your frustrations and disappointments, perceiving that God is masterminding things for an even greater outcome.

Father, thank You for the plans You have for my life. Help me to remain calm and peaceful when circumstances cause my plans to fail. Let me perceive You have a much greater plan in store.

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      - Devotion from FaithWriters Great Multitude Christian Daily Devotional web site


Jesus is ALIVE


                        East Tennessee District Newsletter  

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