Union Springs News • T. Adrienne Terrell
“The Call of Leadership”
Greetings from The Springs! Evidently this is a busy travel time of the year because several members just shipped in from a cruise. By the looks on their faces they all had a good time. Also, Willie Ann Johnson will be traveling soon and I know that she will fill you in with all the details.
Here are our upcoming events:
Oct. 27: Hallelujah Fest at the old church starting at 11 a.m.
Oct. 28: Pastor Appreciation during morning service at 10 a.m.
Nov. 10: Deacons and Wives meeting at 12 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
Congratulations go out to Curtis and Quitta Bell of Eatonton. The couple was joined in marriage Wednesday, Oct. 17 in a private ceremony. They are planning a reception later where we all can celebrate with them.
The Ladies Luncheon was a resounding success. I was unable to attend but my reliable sources told me that it was good. Dr. Kathy Hubbard delivered the message for the event, so I know that it was outstanding as usual.
Saturday was such a beautiful day everyone at the nursing home seems to be in good spirits. I just enjoyed visiting with them through the week to help lift their spirits. Saturday Evangelist Lizzie Stokes presided; song by Sis. Willie Ann Johnson and resident Eric Brinkley, “Jesus Loves Me;” Mother Rebecca Hubbard, scripture; Mother Jean Williams, prayer; Mother Elizabeth John, words of encouragement; Mother Ruby Rainwater, A Word from the Lord, Psalm 121, Text "We can depend on God.”
How true that is. God is there for us 24-7 his line is never too busy for us to get a word to Him. You can’t depend on man because man will say one thing and the next time he will turn against you. But with God you can depend on Him because He is true to His promise. Praise the Lord. We thank Mother Rainwater for such an inspiring word from the Lord. We are always glad to have sister Elizabeth with us. She enjoys coming down from Monroe to be with our ministry. Thank you Mother Elizabeth. To Bro. Wyatt who always says he enjoys reading my article and it has helped him. Continue to trust God and do His will not yours or man but God’s will for your life. Thank you Lord. Remember keep encouraging yourself.
In Wednesday night’s Bible Study we continued reviewing the organization of the Bible. Pastor Terrell focused on the breakdown of the Old Testament. It starts with the five Books of Law, followed by the 12 Books of History, the five Books of Poetry, five Major Prophets and culminates with the 12 Minor Prophets. Learning how the sections are organized is also helping with memorization of all the Books. Now is a great time to join us on Wednesday nights since we are at the beginning of the series.
Sunday’s message was thought provoking especially for those in leadership. Pastor Terrell referenced Exodus 3:1-12 to show how God chose Moses to lead His people.
In the period of the passage Moses had been running from a murder trial. He had killed an Egyptian that was abusing a fellow Hebrew. So he fled to the back of the desert where he led “The flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian.” God called Moses who was serving Jethro and He will also call those that are serving Him.
The Lord knew where Moses was although Moses was not looking for God. As we read on and see how God used the bush. He used Moses also because he was available. When Moses viewed that the bush was burning and not being consumed Moses turned to the Lord and He used him.
Next God called the pride out of Moses. He had Moses to humble himself by telling him to, “Take your sandals off your feet, for you the place where you stand is holy ground.” You can’t be prideful serving God. We must humble ourselves.
In verses 7-10 we see why God wanted Moses to help deliver His people “out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land to a land flowing with milk and honey.” It was never about Moses but about the mission that the Lord had for Moses to do.
This final point is the icing on the cake. Moses asks, “Who am I?” He questioned his capacity to handle this very large task. However, God told him, “I will certainly be with you.” The Lord called Moses into a position of leadership but Moses doubted his mere ability to handle the call. Our great joy comes in knowing that when God calls us into a position He will be with us? Make sure that it is God’s voice when you yield to the call of leadership. Glory Be To God.
Printed in the October 25, 2012 edition