February 9, 2024

Dear Church Family,

How are you at waiting? It’s tough to wait patiently when you see something that needs to be fixed. There are definitely some things that we just need to go fix. I have a clogged drain that I have been waiting to get unclogged, but I know the answer: I need to go unclog that drain myself. Other things, though, are things that only God can fix. It’s difficult to wait patiently for guidance and direction, softened hearts for broken relationships, unfulfilled dreams, immovable obstacles, and the list goes on. In Psalm 62 David faces enemies and obstacles. In light of these, I love his commitment:

Psalm 62:1-2 (ESV)
For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

David knows that God is the only one with the solution to his problem, so he resolves to wait patiently for God to work. In fact, he doubles down on that stance in verse 5. Is there a need that you’ve been waiting for God alone for an answer? I love David’s picture of God as his rock. You have a rock that you can trust while you wait. On this rock you won’t be shaken.
It’s so tempting, during the waiting, to turn to other solutions or try to find some shortcut. Have you turned to anything or anyone else for something only God can provide? David refuses to be shaken from God, his rock, while he waits in silence. He points out:

Psalm 62:10 (ESV)
Put no trust in extortion;
set no vain hopes on robbery;
if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

God is your rock, fortress, and refuge. You can use this time of waiting as an opportunity to connect with Him in prayer.

Psalm 62:8 (ESV)
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah

What’s Happening at Gospel Life:

2024 Budget: We are so thankful for how God continues to provide for us as a church. This Sunday, February 11th, we will spend time at the end of the morning worship service looking back at the 2023 budget and going over the budget for 2024. There is a copy attached to this email for you to review. We will also have copies available on Sunday. If you have any questions before Sunday, please contact Pastor Dave (daveb@gospellifebc.com) or Neil Ault (ault_neil@yahoo.com).

Youth Super Bowl Party: Come w atch the game or just hang out on February 11th from 4:30 pm until the end of the game at the Bronleewes’ house. Bring a snack to share and invite a friend.

Prayer Night: Our next prayer night will be February 20th at 7 pm at the Kropfs’ house. We have the privilege of bringing our needs before the Lord and praising Him for who He is and what He has done for us.

Calling all GLBC Ladies: Come and join the Women’s Ministries Team for a focus group gathering on Friday, March 8th at 7:00 pm. Bring your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas for service projects, activities, learning opportunities, etc., and help us formulate what our focus points should be for Women’s Ministries at GLBC. We would love your input, so sign up at the Welcome Table or talk to Jane Jandayan, Angie Point, or Sue Mueller. There will be snacks and chocolate to share!

Ministry Opportunities: Are you interested in serving in the Audio/Video ministry? Each Sunday we are blessed with volunteers who run slides, sound, and camera. If you have experience or would like to learn, please contact Pastor Dave.

Life Groups: If you would like to grow in your relationship with the Lord and other believers, please consider joining a Life Group. We have groups for men, women, and youth. You can check them out here:

Request Prayer: It’s important for us to be praying for each other as a church! If you ever need prayer, we would love to come alongside you. You can always turn in a prayer request on Sundays using the Connection Card, but you can also submit a prayer request online at any time:

This Coming Sunday:
A Thankful Prayer – Join us this Sunday as we continue our series Keep on Praying. We’ll look at Hannah’s prayer in 1 Samuel 2:1-10, after God answers her prayer for a son.

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