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Wanda's Wheelhouse - September 2022

Oh, Dear Heavenly Father, I am weak, but Thou art strong; Jesus, keep me from all wrong. I’ll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk close to Thee. Just a closer walk with Thee. Grant it, Jesus, is my plea. Daily walking close to Thee, let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Through this world of toil and snares. If I falter, Lord, who cares? Who with me my burden shares? None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee. Just a closer walk with Thee. Grant it, Jesus, is my plea. Daily walking close to Thee, let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

I will be honest, this has been my prayer and theme for last couple of months. I don’t know about you, but summer has gone by super fast. I just finished two classes, which have challenged my faith, questioning my path that God has brought me on. The positive side is that I only have three more classes, hoping to graduate in 2023.

It also made me realize that in our faith journey, we are all susceptible to the ways of the world. I chose to walk with God, staying true to the Word. With a new school year starting, I pray for our teachers, students and staff, that God’s presence will be with them, keeping them safe this year.

This is the heart of the song “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” All we ask is for God's presence. Paul said, “I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord (Philippians 3:8). Fortunately for us, we don’t have an “absentee” heavenly Father. God is there for us, granting this request. God is happy to walk with us, sharing our burdens, guiding us safely to the path of His Kingdom. With COVID still present in 2022 it has caused many of us to feel as though we’re walking this life alone. That God is as far away from us as possible. We need to remember God is always close and God’s love is with us.

As another new fall season begins here at Marshfield, allow yourselves time to walk with the Lord. Be at peace knowing that God has great plans for you. God has seen all things and knows our plans since the beginning of time and will be very pleased if we will submit to His will. You know God will always allow us to go our own path if we chose to; that’s what free will is all about. However, I know that God in heaven will rejoice when we use that same free will to actively choose God’s only Son, Jesus, as our Savior, giving our lives over to Him. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2 Blessings and Love, Wanda

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