Daily Focus, March 4, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8

Daily Bible Reading: Job 7:1 – 8:17 (“Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I know that it will be well with those who fear God, because they fear before Him.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.”  Ecclesiastes 12:13

Remember These In Prayer:

Christina Elliott is scheduled to undergo colon surgery on Tuesday.  She and Ron would appreciate our prayers for all to go well, though they ask that there be no calls or visits for now.

Heidi Elliott is scheduled to undergo a heart ablation procedure on Wednesday.  Say a prayer that all will go well for our sister.

Fred Selby is dealing with an upper respiratory infection that made breathing difficult last week.  He is to meet with a specialist today.

Lucy Hagerty is making slow progress at Lakebridge Health Care as she recovers from recent leg surgery for an infection; she is also receiving physical therapy for a painful spinal condition.

Carlene Bannister learned last week that her recent tests revealed that she does not have the medical problem that had been feared.  She and her husband John are very grateful for the prayers that have been offered.

Teresa Haywood, mother of Tim Haywood, is at Bristol Regional Medical Center undergoing evaluations to determine why her health has been declining in recent weeks.  Our prayers for God’s guidance and help are requested.

Reginia Grissom, cousin of Joyce Hall, will enter the Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital in Nashville today for the first of four intensive chemotherapy treatments, after which she will undergo stem cell treatments.  Her oncologist feels that she will be “back to normal” in about seven months.  Regenia is a member of the Salem Creek Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Lena Whitted, mother of Jerry Whitted, is slowly declining in health as she continues under hospice care at Durham-Hensley Health & Rehab in Greene County.  Cheryl asks that we also pray for Jerry, Lena’s only child, as this is placing great stress on him.

Grant Weekley, grandson of Nada and Everson Weekley, came through his appendix surgery on Saturday in Knoxville, and is doing well in his recovery.  The Weekleys send their thanks for all the prayers offered.

Mark Miller, grandfather of Jan and Sherrell Shepard’s great-granddaughter, has been admitted to Franklin Woods Hospital after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

Ruby, elderly aunt of one of our recent converts at the Mountain City prison, is having serious health issues.  Our new brother asks that we pray for God’s help.

MNFTM Returns!  This evening at 6:00 Monday Night For The Master resumes, and we’d love for you to come join us.  A meal will be served, we’ll have a brief time of prayer, and then serve the Lord in simple ways.  As followers of Christ we are all called to serve; come let us help you find your place of service.

Graduated!  Click here to read about Maggie Misterly recently being awarded her master’s degree in healthcare management from Western Governors University.  She traveled to Orlando, Florida to receive her diploma.  Congratulations Maggie!!

The Carolina Men’s Fellowship, the event upon which our own Men’s Fellowship is modeled, will be held this coming Saturday, March 9.  Click here to see the program, and let Tim know if you’re interested in attending.  This event draws nearly 600 men each year, so you know it’s going to be great!

Time Change Ahead: This coming Saturday evening we will return to Daylight Saving Time.  Move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed that night.  “Spring Forward” and enjoy having sunlight later into the day.

Getting Ahead:  *  “It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.”  (Henry Ford)  *  “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”  (Ephesians 5:15,17)