Letters from Neil | March 28th, 2020

May 31, 2020  |  Redemption AZ

March 28, 2020

Good morning my dear Salt team,

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Remember, happiness is circumstantial but joy is about a relationship, a relationship with the Creator, King of the universe.

I hope you are taking some time each day in God’s Word. Feeding our minds on God’s truth moves our spirit to praise and love God. I’ve been reading through 1 Peter after finishing the Psalms. Kate has been listening to the Bible in one year.

Please pray for me as I try to understand what the new CARES act means to the church and our employees. 

Below is a short devotion Joy De la Rosa sent yesterday, just like Joy herself it’s encouraging. 

You won’t hear from my daily contact tomorrow as the guys have put together another video for Sunday which is accessible through our website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Our App.

Love in Christ, Neil

My grace is sufficient for you. 2 Corinthians 12:9 From Devotional “Streams in the Desert”

The other day I was riding home after a hard day’s work. I was very tired and deeply depressed, when quickly, and as suddenly as a lightning bolt, the verse came to me: “My grace is sufficient for you.” When I arrived home, I looked it up in the Word, and it finally came to me this way: MY grace is sufficient for you.” My response was to say, “Yes, Lord, I should think it is!” Then I burst out laughing.

Until that time, I had never understood what the holy laughter of Abraham was. This verse seemed to make unbelief totally absurd. I pictured a thirsty little fish who was concerned about drinking the river dry, with Father River saying, “drink away, little fish; my stream is sufficient for you.” I also envisioned a mouse afraid of starving after seven years of plenty, when Joseph says to him, “cheer up, little mouse; my granaries are sufficient for you.” Again, I imagined a man high on a mountain peak, saying to himself, “I breathe so many cubic feet of air every year, I am afraid I will deplete all the oxygen in the atmosphere.” But the earth says to him, “breathe away, filling your lungs forever; my atmosphere is sufficient for you.”

O people of God, be great believers! Little faith will bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to your souls.  Charles H. Spurgeon

His grace is great enough to meet the great things—

The crashing waves that overwhelm the soul,

The roaring winds that leave us stunned and breathless,

The sudden storms beyond our life’s control.

His grace is great enough to meet the small things—

The little pinprick troubles that annoy,

The insect worries, buzzing and persistent,

The squeaking wheels that grate upon our joy.   Annie Johnson Flint

There is always a large balance credited to our account in the bank of heaven. It is waiting for us to exercise our faith to draw upon it.  Draw heavily on God’s resources.