Our praying friends and family in the Lord,
This is the season of Thanksgiving, and as children of God, we have much to be thankful for. We are thankful for our homes, our families, the country we live in, and our brothers and sisters in the Lord. We are thankful as well, for all the Lord's material provisions he blesses us with daily. First and foremost, however, we are thankful that Jesus Christ has "made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light". Colossians 1:12 What a priviledge to know that our names are written in Heaven; that simple faith in the word forever "settled in heaven", settled our soul's destination, and set us among princes! "By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name." Hebrews 13:15
Preaching. Recently I returned from a three week preaching trip. The Lord opened the doors for me to present the work at Truth Baptist, in West Salem, OH; to preach a revival for one of our supporting churches, Faith Baptist Temple of North Ridgeville, OH; and to present the work and preach at Beacon Baptist in Lorain, OH. Besides making new friends and fellowshipping with old ones, it was good to 'break the bread of life' and feast on God's word. One night of the revival I preached about Joseph. I recalled how the newly exalted Joseph had been set over the storehouses, to meet, not only the needs of the world, but especially the needs of his brethren. How good it is to know, that our 'Heavenly Joseph' has opened the storehouses to us, and stands ready to meet our needs!
Believing. It is good to rest secure in the knowledge that our God is able, and that there is nothing too hard for him. It is another matter entirely to know that the God 'who is able', will; therein is comfort. As a matter of personal confession, so many times I pray, recongnizing God's ability, but walk away empty-handed and disheartened, never having believed he would. So it is with many of us, praying over our own needs; but that's the blessing and the necessity of the church; that though we struggle for oursleves, we're strong for others, and others for us. And so I thank God for you all, for not only praying for our needs, but that your faith has secured those needs. Please continue to pray for more open doors and opportunities to present the work. Please continue helping us believe for what we lack. I know the Lord will provide, and so I offer my thanks to God in advance for meeting all our needs.
"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57
May the Lord bless you all. You are in our prayers.
Because of a living Saviour,
The William LeFevre Family
PS – Please remember Hannah in your prayers. It is less than a month now until her due date.