Last week mom, dad, Cheryl and myself went over to see brother Jimmy Bailes. We had a very sweet, soothing time together. Brother Jim gave us some scriptures from his Amplified Bible, talking about having a relationship with God. Coming to realize God wants to have a relationship with His people. Sometimes we feel that God is so far away but He is not. He is closer than our own breath. In Exodus 33:11 the bible says,
It reminded me of a message Harvey Turnage Sr. preached on Sunday about having a friend who has been with him all the days of his life, no matter what he was going through. His best friend never left him. He was always there to talk to. He went before him making his crooked path straight, and stayed by his side as he walked through what he had to face. He was never alone. Jim began to read over in Philippians 3:7 where Paul said,
What a relationship. Psalms 37:4 says,
When you truly delight yourself in the Lord, you might find that He was the desire in your heart. All our lives searching for that one thing to bring us joy, happiness and peace. The one our soul yearned for. The scriptures say,
That's pretty close. Jesus told His disciples, "I call you friends." In closing I give you two more scripture from Bro. Jim about enjoying our relationship with God. Phillippians 4:4 says,
Psalm 149:2 says,
God bless you all.
-Brother Harvey Turnage Jr.