yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you." -James
March 14, 2017
Crockett (no relation to Davy) asks, "Do I have blind
spots?" Here's his advice on detecting any spiritual flaws we
might be missing.
I was driving on the Interstate and wanted to change lanes. I didn’t
know a car was slightly behind me on the right in my blind spot. My wife
in the passenger seat told me about the car that was hidden from my
didn’t get angry with her for pointing out something that I couldn’t
She was helping me, which kept me from getting in a wreck.
like we have blind spots in our cars, we’ve got blind spots in our
lives. We have faults and weaknesses that we can’t see on our own.
How can we possibly see something we are blind to? It takes humility
and willingness to change.
God to reveal your faults. King David knew he had blind spots, so he prayed,
“Search me, O God, and know my
thoughts, and see
if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the everlasting
way” (Ps. 139:23-24). He realized God knows everything and would
reveal harmful attitudes in his life.
someone you trust. It hurts to hear someone point out our faults, but
if we ask someone that we trust it will probably be accurate and
easier to accept. A friend of mine once asked me, “If I knew
something about you that you don’t know, would you want me to tell
you?” He left the decision in my court, and I told him I did. He
told me something I needed to hear and correct.
critics will gladly point them out. A
critical person will probably exaggerate your faults, but ask God if
there’s a grain of truth in his/her statement. Shimei cursed and
slandered David, but David found a grain of truth in his criticism (2
"When we see our
blind spots and correct them, it keeps us from wrecking our marriage
and relationships—which pleases God and brings His blessing."
look forward to seeing you Sunday with a Bible, a smile, and a
positive word! RA
Never mind about
It always is today;
Yesterday has vanished,
Wherever, none can say.
Each minute must be
Made worth the while
There are no other
It’s always, Just Now.
Just now is the hour
The moment to defend,
Just now is without
Just now ca never end,
Then never mind tomorrow
‘Tis today you must
With all that’s true
And the time for this is
next delivery to A.I.M. is planned for March 25. Please
continue to bring food items to help their
Southside Area Youth
sympathy of the congregation is extended to Betty Smith and all her family.
Her brother-in-law, Ray Eanes, passed away a few days ago. The
funeral was February 18 in Tennessee.
Friends at Cedar Grove
you very much for beautiful plant you sent to our dad's funeral.
Your thoughtfulness and generosity are very much appreciated.
and Ricky Wright
and Dennie Knight
Cedar Grove Family,
you very much for flowers you sent while I have been suffering with my
back. They really brightened by room! Thank you also to the many who
send cards and notes -- it is such a help to know someone is thinking
Cedar Grove Family,
you very much for all the cards, phone calls, prayers, and the beautiful
It is such a blessing to be a part of such a loving Christian
family! I love you all.
Cedar Grove Family
you very much for the concern you showed when my arm was broken.
We appreciate your prayers, calls and the meals you brought.
We give thanks for you all!
and Eddie Brown
you so much for the beautiful fruit basket!
I really enjoyed it and I appreciate your thinking of me.
Cedar Grove Family
past year has flown quickly – thank you for making it a positive year for
the Cedar Grove church and for the Kingdom.
Thank you for your continual encouragement and partnership.
Thank you especially for the gift that was presented to us recently.
We love and appreciate our church family!
Ross & Paula
Greenwald is now in hospice care.
Caudle is home after several days in the hospital.
Continue to remember Susan Carson, Stan
McBride, Linda Moore, Lanier Richards, Janice Smith, Keith Tatum and Jimmy
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