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Friday, March 24, 2017

Daily Devotional: His Wonderful Face

Friday March 24, 2017 by Amy Peterson
Read: 1 Chronicles 16:8–27 | Bible in a Year: Joshua 16–18; Luke 2:1–24
Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.  1 Chronicles 16:11

My four-year-old son is full of questions, and chatters constantly. I love talking with him, but he’s developed an unfortunate habit of talking to me even when his back is turned. I often find myself saying, “I can’t hear you—please look at me when you’re talking.”

Sometimes I think God wants to say the same thing to us—not because He can’t hear us, but because we can tend to talk to Him without really “looking” at Him. We pray, but we remain caught up in our own questions and focused on ourselves, forgetting the character of the One we’re praying to. Like my son, we ask questions without paying attention to the person we’re talking to.

Many of our concerns are best addressed by reminding ourselves of who God is and what He has done. By simply refocusing, we find comfort in what we know of His character: that He is loving, forgiving, sovereign, graceful.
The psalmist believed we ought to seek God’s face continually (Ps. 105:4). When David appointed leaders for worship and prayer, he encouraged the people to praise God’s character and tell stories of His past faithfulness (1 Chron. 16:8–27).

When we turn our eyes toward the beautiful face of God, we can find strength and comfort that sustain us even in the midst of unanswered questions.

Lord, let the light of Your face shine upon us.

Seeking the face of God can strengthen our faith.

INSIGHT:
The Israelites worshiped the Lord around the ark of the covenant. To commemorate the ark’s return, David composed a song of worship for the occasion. This song exalts God’s power and celebrates His presence. David calls on the people to “seek his face always” (1 Chron. 16:11) and to fear and worship Him (vv. 25, 29–30). What does it mean for you “to seek his face always”?

Mark Your Calendar:

Today:  1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip
March 20 – 28:  Book Fair
March 27:  LPT Meeting in the Library @6:30 PM
March 29:  PK & K Field Trip
March 30:  Nutzy Program in the Library
March 31:  Hoops for Heart & Jump rope for Heart Event for Pre – K through 8th Grade
April 5:  Scholastic Bowl Meet @Brunswick Academy
April 5:  5th Grade Field Trip
April 7:  Prom!
April 10:  7th & 11th Grade Field Trip
April 12:  Progress Reports

Meeting Period:

Monday: Weekly Meeting/AV Meeting
Tuesday:  Beta
Wednesday:  Senior Chapel Talk with Abbi S.
Thursday: Science
Friday:  Environmental

Announcements:

All baseball t-shirt orders are due today.   
Reminder!!  The LPT Fish Fry money and unsold tickets are due back today.  Money can be turned into the front office or to Mr. Childress.  If you need additional tickets please see Mr. Childress.

The gym will be closed after 5th period today to prepare for the NRA Dinner.

The gym will be closed the week of April 3 – 7 for prom decorating.

Athletics:

Baseball

Varsity Baseball will practice Mon – Fri from 3 – 5 pm

Upcoming Events

Today, 4:30 pm
Varsity Baseball
Home vs. Southampton Academy

March 30, 4:30 pm
Varsity Baseball
Away vs. Brunswick Academy