The Lord is Slow to Anger and Rich in Love
November Newsletter 2016
Psalm 145 1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. 2 Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. 3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. 4 One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. 5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—and I will meditate on your wonderful works. 6 They tell of the power of your awesome works— and I will proclaim your great deeds. 7 They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. 8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. 9 The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. 10 All your works praise you, LORD; your faithful people extol you. 11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, 12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. 14 The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. 15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. 16 You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. 17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. 18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. 20 The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy. 21 My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.
I wanted to begin this newsletter with this chapter in the book of Psalms for multiple reasons. Last month we talked about releasing the heart of worship towards God, and how God is worthy of our entire life. All of our affection and devotion belongs to Him. In this specific chapter, David is singing of the abundant goodness that flows out of God’s heart. God’s loving kindness has yet to fail us! HE IS GOOD! Psalm 145 really sums up our month for us. The Lord is righteous in all of His ways and He is faithful in all that he does! He is showing us how He is unraveling all of the things we have dreamed about happening at Camp Barkeley! We are eternally grateful for His goodness on the Cross, and His goodness on His throne! His love is simply more than we can imagine!!
This month we graduated our students enrolled in the Restoring the Foundations Training Intensive that we hosted. We had been praying for months about this training and that those attending would leave excited, fervent, and expectant. God truly redeemed, restored, and equipped all who attended. The majority of the students are now seeking and inquiring about the option of moving forward to being trained in Module 3 at the Restoring the Foundations headquarters in North Carolina. Throughout the training, marriages were healed, hearts were strengthened, and dreams were established in the hearts of many. Towards the middle of the month we had the honor of spending time with Lee and Cindi Whitman for a vision casting night. The Whitmans are the Executive Directors of Restoring the Foundations and they collectively are passionate about people encountering Jesus in such a way that is life altering and transformational. They shared with us their journey and what they believe God wants to do in the days to come at RTF. We were encouraged and spurred on to dream bigger dreams alongside them as they imparted the faith that God gifted to them!!
Soon after the vision casting night, we received an email from the Chief of Police here in Abilene saying he was interested in bringing all of the city directors and leaders out to Camp Barkeley for a time of prayer and worship. IT WAS INCREDIBLE!! We are so fortunate to be underneath city authority that believes, and trusts God to bring His kingdom for the sake of our city and those in it! That same day, we had Sherrie Saltzgaber and the Freedom/ Ministry team from Beltway Park Baptist Church enjoy a dinner in which they were served and appreciated for all that they pour out. It was a beautiful time of soaking, eating, and worship. We pray many were refreshed, and the fire in their hearts were rekindled.
We are excited for what God is doing here in Abilene and in the world. Our hearts are filled with joy when we get together with the Body of Christ. We have had some amazing reports from our brothers and sisters about what God is doing in other places and we look forward to seeing God's will unfold. He is moving and He is releasing more and more every month.
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