SUNDAY SCRIPTURE 18 MAY 2014 SENT BY GHUNA KUMAR FOR GOSPEL FRIENDS P.BOX 2202 MANDAVELI CHENNAI -28 SOUTH INDIA
Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Ruth 1:16
I have been going through lots of struggles in my faith. Last Sunday I read through the book of Ruth. The promises found there was a real boost to my soul. Let me just list them.
PLACE OR PEOPLE OF BLESSINGS It was not by accident but by divine appointment that Ruth landed in the place of springs of blessings. So she set out and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers, and she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the clan of Elimelech Ruth 2:3
PLACE OF PROTECTION Like Boaz, God commands that no one shall touch us. Let your eyes be on the field that they are reaping, and go after them. Have I not charged the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink what the young men have drawn." Ruth 2:9
PLACE OF FULL SATISFACTION We read two times that they both ate and satisfied and kept the left over. May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewardedby the Lord., the God of Israel, under whose wings you have cometo take refuge." Ruth 2:12
PLACE OF ASSURANCE - What an assurance God gives to His people saying that He will give all that we ask for.And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you ask, for all my fellow townsmen know that you are a worthy woman. Ruth 3:11
PLACE OF FUTURE BLESSINGS The descendants of Ruth was blessed and she did enter into the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Obed fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered David. Ruth 4:22
PRAYER Father, help me to trust and follow you like Ruth. Amen
PRAISE & PRAYER
Praise God for all our students in 12th grade got passed and so pray that they will be guided by God to enter into further studies or training.
Joel had wonderful Pastors retreat in Kodaikanal yesterday
Praise God for we had some rain but we need more.
Pray for the retreat to be held in the last week of this month for the Living Hope School teachers.
Pray for new admissions in Bible College and Living Hope School and Homes
Pray for the new staff to be recruited for some of the old staff are moving away.
VERY IMPORTANT PRAYER REQUEST:- It looks that we will be losing almost 50% to 60% of our income. Therefore I humbly suggest that those of you who have been giving may increase your giving. Also introduce us to new giving friends and churches and agencies.
Personally I need your prayers, encouragement and support for my faith is being attacked. I shall appreciate your personal email to firstname.lastname@example.org
FACE TO FACE
1. MONISHA G.
My name is Monisha. I am 14 years old. My parents were put under the curse of witchcraft by someone, and they both died. I became an orphan. My aunty took me to her house and took care of me, but failed to meet all my needs. Through TV programme I came to know this Living Hope Home. So my aunty brought me here on 3rd June, 2013.I am in 8th grade. I love Living Hope. I am learning good habits, determine to read bible every day, I love going to Sunday school class.