July 20, 2010
Our legislators are currently meeting in Charleston for a special session as well as their monthly interim committee meetings. They are dealing with the important issues of U.S. Senate secession and education. Please pray for them as they continue in these meetings.
As usual, during this time we will be providing Bible studies for the legislators, elected officials, and other leaders serving at the state capitol. Our studies will be held at the West Virginia statehouse on Tuesday, July 20 at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. This month’s study from our ongoing series in Psalm 119 is entitled “Seeking Counsel from God’s Word”. Here is just a brief excerpt form our study:
“When do we need counsel? We may be ignorant of the truth regarding an issue or decision. In this case we need instruction. We may be forgetful of truths we have previously learned. We need to be reminded. We may face difficult trials and circumstances and be tempted to despair and give up. Then we need comfort and encouragement.. At times we may simply be rebellious, knowing God’s truth yet determined to go our own way. If so we need to be warned and rebuked. All this we find when we seek counsel from God’s Word.”You can read the complete Bible study here. Our Bible study notes have been distributed in person and by email. Pray for us that God’s Word might “spread rapidly and be glorified” (2 Thes. 3:1) throughout our capitol and among government leaders around the state of West Virginia.
We would certainly pray that our leaders would seek counsel from God’s Word for the various issues they face in state government. However, even more we should pray that they will seek God’s counsel for their lives and eternal destinies. Let each of us realize our need to seek the counsel we can only find from God in His Word.
State Director, West Virginia