Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Psalm 37:3.
The Lord is acquainted with all our circumstances. When that Ethiopian traveler was reading the Scriptures, as he rode in his chariot, angels of God were looking upon the scene. One of the disciples was sent to meet the chariot, and when he came to the place, he saw the man studying the Scriptures. Philip said to him, “Understandest thou what thou readest?” He answered, “How can I, except some man should guide me?” Then Philip opened to him the Scriptures. And when he had heard and believed, the Ethiopian asked, “What doth hinder me to be baptized?” (Acts 8:30, 31, 36).
This experience shows the Lord’s care for His people. It was the Spirit of God that led this man’s mind to the Scriptures. But he could not interpret their meaning. Then the Lord sent one of His servants to enlighten his mind, and to make him understand.
When the Ethiopian asked, “What doth hinder me to be baptized?” Philip did not wait to see how he would hold on to the faith. He said, “If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him” (verses 37, 38).
The Lord wants everyone of us to fill the very place He has appointed us. If we will walk in simplicity and godliness, and trust in the Lord, just as the little child trusts its earthly parent, He will enable us to do the work He has given us to do. If we will seek the Lord, He will work for us…. The Lord will work out our salvation for us, if we will commit the keeping of our souls unto Him as unto a faithful Creator….
It is not we who make the impression upon the mind and heart. Angels of God make the impression. They see every effort we make, and they soften the hearts and enlighten the minds of those for whom we are working, so that heavenly impressions can be made, and hearts and minds can be led to see and understand….
You are not working alone. When you are tempted to become discouraged, remember this: Angels of God are right around you. They will minister to the very earth, causing it to give forth its treasures. This is the instruction I am trying to give to our people. I want them to understand what could be accomplished, if they would work the will of the Lord. It is the Lord who has given the instruction. Let us follow His directions.—Manuscript 13, April 26, 1909, “To the Workers and Students at Hill Crest School.”
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Prayer Requests
—-Please pray for the following: Mary’s son who is in the hospital with sepsis, Marvin and Allaynne since Marvin is still in the hospital, Hannah who is still in the hospital, and Kathy who is in the hospital waiting for foot surgery-potentially losing part of a foot. Thank you for your prayers. Esther
—-Pray for Richard and his son. Arlene
Dear Friends,
Many years ago. Eileen made a large cage for a pair of zebra finches that we had at the time. She constructed it around a lemon tree that she had grown from a seed. The birds loved it. Occasionally, she would roll the cage out onto the deck so they could enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
One day when they were inside, I heard the birds crying “Help! Help!” just as plainly as if they were saying the actual words. I stopped what I was doing and hurried to the other end of the house where we kept them. They looked at me with fear-filled eyes and continued their distress call. Puzzled, I began searching for the object of their fear. Finally, I saw it.
Evidently, while they had been outside, a mother beetle had decided to lay her egg in the ground of their cage, because a large, black beetle was floundering in their water dish. That bug that had terrified our little birds, was having problems of its own. Quickly, I opened the cage door and rescued the beetle. Immediately, our birds settled down and we happy once again.
How often we, too, are faced with perplexities and dangers. We are just as unable to remedy the situation as were the finches that day. We can do exactly as those finches did. We can call upon our Heavenly Father to rescue us. Praise God! He will deliver speedily!
He bids us, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Isa 45:22; Matt 11:28-30
“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” “Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.” Ps 18:2, 3; 33:18-22
May we cry unto the Lord as quickly and as earnestly as our little birds cried for me when they were afraid. May we reach out and hold His Strong and Mighty Hand whenever we are perplexed and allow Him to deliver us. May we always lift up our voice and “praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” Ps 107:8

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