I Have Stored up Your Word in my Heart
Psalm 119 is 176 verses long and speaks about the part played in the godly person’s life by the word of God. The psalmist begins with the blessing of those who walk according to the word in verse 1 (“Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!”) and ends with a prayer for strength to be the person of God, verses 174 – 176 (“I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight. Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments”).
The most important institution known to man today is the New Testament Church. It is a privilege to be a member of that body which Christ loved so much that He was willing to give His life to make it possible (Ephesians 5:25). “Muse” with me as we notice some of the marks that identify this New Testament Church…
October 19, 2014 will be long remembered by the 252 folks who gathered at Strathmore to worship and enjoy the fellowship of a day of thanksgiving for ninety years of life for this congregation. Many memories were shared as former and present members of the congregation enjoyed the worship, the fellowship lunch, the singing and a PowerPoint presentation of the congregation’s history prepared by Geoff Ellis, who began to grow in his faith and commitment to the Lord here at Strathmore at the age 12 in 1943.
Geoff also was the speaker for the worship service and presented a lesson reminding us of who we are as an extension of God’s kingdom of heaven on earth. I wish everyone could have been here to be inspired and challenged by his lesson. You might want to invite him to come to your congregation and present this lesson .
I asked Geoff if he would reduce into a short article the heart of his message, which he graciously did, and am happy to share it with you in Musings this month. (Easiest Musings I ever wrote!) I pray you will be blessed and encouraged to give thanks for who you are in
Christ as a result of reading this article.