Favorite Verse of the Week:  

I’ve been circling Psalm 139 this week. When I read a chapter that challenges me, I read it over and over for several days.

This week I have been blessed by Psalm 139:

Thou hast enclosed me behind and before, and laid thy hand upon me.  (v 5)

Where can I go from thy Spirit? (v 7)

If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me. And the light around me will be night. Even the darkness is not dark to thee, and the night is as bright as day. Darkness and light are alike to thee. (vv 11-12)

How precious are thy thoughts to me, O God; How vast is the sum of them! (v 17)

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts and see if there be any harmful way in me. And lead me in the everlasting way.  (vv 22-24)

If you are experiencing discouragement or depression:

Read Psalm 139 over and over during the next week. God’s presence is always with you. Yes, even in darkness, He is light. Allow the attitude and “presence” of the Spirit to chase away depression next week.

Think:  Every time during the next week, when you find yourself having a dark thought, remember…

 This thought is not of God. God is light even in darkness!

Barbara and I traveling:

My wife and I are driving to Nashville for the weekend. Someone heard that I was traveling and sent me a text that read:

Praying that Nincompoops stay out of your way!

If you want the story of my last encounter with a Nincompoop read Interruption #121 at www.grantedwardsauthor.com.

At my website you can read all of the 139 previous Interruptions and forward them to friends.

Updates:

  • I am making plans to teach a First Steps Zoom Conference (you can find out more about First Steps at www.grantedwardsauthor.com) in both the Philippines and Russia soon. Both will be taught early in the day. If you want to join, send me a request and I will send credentials for the conferences when available.
  • Praying for podcasting. My equipment is ready; now finding the time to consistently read and publish to a podcasting platform. I am praying for resources to enlist the aid of a “media conductor” – someone to help with the social media aspect of the content that I’m developing.

Themes & Prayers:

I write Interruptions, constantly intertwining understandable reading of scripture with active Spirit participation to help you release your purpose; to enable you to stand against the wiles of the evil one.

Difficulties in the end times will increase with frequency and intensity, but God has already provided victory for you!