We're Here! - 4/16/20
Sheltering-in-place can be and has been a real challenge! Please know that the Edgewood Baptist staff and elders have been praying regularly for our church family and so look forward to returning
to live fellowship.
Let me share a good suggestion that came from Allan Beeber who is one of the missionaries our church supports. Alan has been a full-time missionary with CRU for many years and this is a great idea on how to utilize the time of isolation due to the COVID-19 virus to seek our Lord more deeply.
I take certain Scriptures and personalize them, post them in several places I see often in my home, read them over and over, and verbally praise God for the truths contained therein, as well as deal with areas His Spirit is zeroing on in may life. So for example, I’ve typed out Ephesians 1: 3-5 and made substitutions in the passage with personal pronouns, in the following way:
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed ME with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose ME in Him before the foundation of the world, that I would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined ME to adoption A SON through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will …
Now, do that with verses 6-8 as well, then… read it back to yourself slowly. Savor the phrases and sometimes even words such as “chose me” or “kind intention.” If your heart does not lift up with praise, then perhaps you should check your pulse. Try it with other verses, especially the Psalms. And keep in mind, our heart attitude should be to “taste and see that the Lord is good."
My love and prayers are with you.