Prayer Note: November 2017

We hope you will enjoy our “Prayer Note”—an internal communication here at The Cove, created each month to remind and encourage our staff to pray. We share these with you at the beginning of each month in hopes that you, too, will be encouraged.

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GRATEFUL FOR MOTHS?

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:3, ESV).

We’re entering the Thanksgiving season…an occasion for gathering with family and friends…a time of gratitude and reflection—also known as the Prelude to Black Friday.

Each year the buying frenzy seems to come a little earlier, as another store announces plans to open early on the afternoon or evening of Thanksgiving.  Crowds gather in mall parking lots, awaiting the bargain fest that is to come. It’s the same every year. Harried moms come armed with coupons and lists, strategizing the quickest route to the toy aisle. They leave laden with bags and boxes, excited about the great deals they scored. And the cycle continues… Black Friday sales lead to Christmas sales which lead to after-Christmas sales which lead to January white sales which lead to “Just 310 shopping days till Christmas!” Parenting isn’t for sissies—especially when it comes to Christmas shopping. Yet, loving parents will go to great lengths to give their children presents they know will bring squeals of delight.

Jesus Himself described God as a gracious and generous Father who loves to give good gifts to His children (Matthew 7:9-11); and when we stop and look around, we must admit He has given us many good gifts in the form of material blessings. “Every good and perfect gift is from above.” (James 1:17, NKJV)  When we recognize that truth and acknowledge that everything we have comes from God, it should prompt a response of heartfelt praise. It is good and proper to praise God for material blessings. Yet there’s so much more for which we should praise Him! God wants us to recognize our life, our health, and our earthly possessions as gifts from God; yet He also wants us to remember that each of these gifts is temporary.

Jesus said,  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matthew 6:10-20, ESV).

Things don’t last. Moths may flit through your home, feasting on curtains and coats and eating away at earthly possessions.  Rust will eventually eat its way into high-end appliances, expensive tools, and high-performance cars. Thieves may stroll right up to your front porch and steal a package—or worse yet—break into your house and take what isn’t theirs. Yet Jesus tells us to not be troubled or afraid.

It’s when we take our eyes off Christ and become engrossed in our material possessions and everyday problems that the moth of anxiety flits in and begins to eat away at our rest. What if the roof leaks…the car breaks down…the job doesn’t last? It’s then that the bandit of fear creeps in through the back door of our consciousness and tries to steal our peace. Though we may be wealthy by earthly standards, without peace we are spiritually bankrupt.

We can’t conjure it up, yet we know God’s peace when we experience it. We hear our Father’s words of comfort, as He invites us to receive His gift of peace—to climb up into His lap and rest our mind, quiet our heart. He is our peace.

It’s when we experience “the peace that passes understanding” (Philippians 4:7), that we’re reminded of the greatest gifts God gives to us. Times like that can bring us back to the place of true gratitude for “spiritual blessings in the heavenly places.”

Ephesians 1 describes just a few of those spiritual blessings—lasting gifts from our good Father: We are chosen, made holy, predestined, adopted, accepted, redeemed, forgiven. We are His purchased possession! When we consider these priceless gifts, the value of our own earthly possessions fades in comparison.

Do you think maybe God created moths and rust for that special purpose—just to remind us of the gifts that really last? Praise God for moths!

Let’s gather together this Thanksgiving with grateful hearts, praising God for the material and spiritual blessings He’s rained down on us. But before sitting down to dinner, carefully inspect the tablecloth—there may be moth holes!

—Donna Riesen

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NKJV).


We appreciate you joining us in prayer for the following events taking place on The Cove property during the month of November.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.   (Psalm 95:6, NKJV)

NOVEMBER CALL TO PRAYER

Guided Personal Spiritual Retreat — November 3-5
Facilitated by John Parrish and Trish Lancaster

Anne Graham Lotz — November 10-12
In This Final Hour

 An Evening at The Cove with Fernando Ortega — November 12

Stuart and Jill Briscoe — November 13-15
Looking Back to the Future

Lon Allison — November 15-17
Pastor Renewal Retreat — (im)POSSIBLE: Discovering the Joy of a Prayer, Care, and Share Life

Joe Stowell — November 17-19
This Little Light of Mine

Christmas at The Cove with Point of Grace— November 30, December 1, December 2

COVE BIBLE VERSE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 30th

This week’s verse is brought to you by Jill, the promotions manager here at The Cove. Her verse is Proverbs 3:5.

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 

Jill_Promotions Manager


Are you a Christian church or non-profit ministry looking for a place to hold your conference, retreat or ministry event?  Click here for more information on holding your event at The Cove.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts, and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC.

Visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.  Click here for directions and operating hours. Tours are free.

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Saturday Snapshot – 2017 Fall Photo Challenge Recap

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The Cove’s 14-Day Fall Photo Challenge has ended, and we want to thank everyone who participated!

We created this challenge to capture the spirit of Fall and all of the beautiful festivities it inspires. We were impressed by everyone’s originality!

Following is the photo prompt list and all 14 days of our posts.  We hope you enjoy!

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 Day 1 - Photo Prompt: “Autumnal”

This prompt was to inspire you to capture a scene around you that felt like fall.

Photo: Our photo was of the fall-inspired decor just outside of the main entrance of the Training Center here at The Cove.  This arbor was designed and built by talented members of Cove staff.

Autumnal (TC Entrance)

Day 2 – Photo Prompt: “Antique”

Looking at antiques is a neat way to remember history, just as looking at the changing leaves is a great way to recall all that has happened so far this year.

Photo: Praise and Worship hymns used during Billy Sunday Crusades in 1927.  This artifact is located on the 1st floor of the Training Center in ou memorabilia display.

Antique (Description in Picture)

 Day 3 – Photo Prompt: “Baked Good”

Our kitchen always serves up the best baked goods for dessert.

Photo: Warm pumpkin cake topped with homemade whipped cream.  We will be sharing this recipe right here on the blog soon, so keep an eye out.

Baked Good (Warm Pumpkin Cake)

Day 4 Photo Prompt: “Plaid”

Plaid is a fall fashion staple, and for some, it is a sign of heritage.

Photo: Will Graham is supporting his Scottish heritage by wearing the Graham family tartan.

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  Day 5 - Photo Prompt: “Collection”

Collections can be special and pleasing to the eye.

Photo: Collection of Russian nesting dolls displayed in the Training Center memorabilia display, here at The Cove.

Collection

 Day 6 – Photo Prompt: “Leather”

 

Photo: Leather-bound Bible on the prayer bench in the prayer room in the Training Center. 

Leather (Bible on prayer bench in prayer room overlooking mountains)

 Day 7 – Photo Prompt: “Pumpkin Spice”

 

Photo: A pumpkin-filled display near the gatehouse here at The Cove.

Pumpkin Spice (Loads of Pumpkins)

 Day 8 – Photo Prompt: “Sweater”

Nothing says cozy quite like a sweater this time of year.

Photo: A knitted sweater from one of our volunteers here at The Cove.

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 Day 9 – Photo Prompt: “Apples”

Photo: Apple Pie from The Cove’s kitchen.

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Day 10 – Photo Prompt: “Fire”

Whether you’re enjoying your favorite autumn-inspired candle or a bonfire, sitting by the rich glow of a fire is sure to warm your soul.

Photo: Guests enjoying each other around the fire-pit at the Training Center.    

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 Day 11 – Photo Prompt: “Blanket”

 

Photo: Beautiful quilt neatly folded on the third floor of Pilgrim’s Inn.

Blanket (cozy quilt draped in Pilgrims Inn common area)

Day 12- Photo prompt: “Game”

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 17:22

 Photo: Employees from 106.9 The Light take a break to play some corn hole.

Game (BRB employees take a break with a game of cornhole)

 Day 13- Photo prompt: “Rustic”

Photo: One of the beautiful cabins located here at The Cove.

Rustic - Cove Cabins

 Day 14- Photo prompt: “Fall View”

Photo: View looking down at Chatlos Memorial Chapel.

New Fall View

 

Here’s a peek at what other photo challenge participants shared with us!  To see them all, visit #CoveFallPhotoChallenge in Instagram or just click here.

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Be on the lookout for our next photo challenge in Spring 2018!


We’d love for you to stop by for a visit and tour the Chatlos Memorial Chapel & Visitors Center.  Both tours are free.  Click here for directions and operating hours.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC.

Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study – Daniel 10:12

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Welcome to Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study! This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!

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Kendra Graham notes from Daniel 10:12

“From the first day that you set your heart to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard.”

THE FACTS:  

From the FIRST DAY you SET your heart to understand and humble yourself before God, your words were heard.

Step 2

THE LESSONS:   

Humility vs Pride…. this is the battle isn’t it?  This verse is really powerful.  Pride drives us from God.  “There they cry out, but He does not answer because of the pride of men” Job 35:12.  God does NOT hear the cries of the prideful, but of the humble, He does.  Proverbs 29:23 says, “A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble sprit will obtain honor.”  Isn’t that just the opposite of what we think?  IF we are humble, then we will be walked over, we will be looked at as weak, and we will not get anywhere in life…. but here, in God’s Word, the opposite holds the Truth.  When we bow to our pride, then we are exalted.  When we bow to our pride, then our prayers are heard.  This is SO HARD.  Humility goes against all that is in me…. whether my pride comes in the shape of arrogance or self-pity… my pride is big and at times seems like an insurmountable obstacle in my life.

In this verse in Daniel, it says, “From the first day you set  your heart to humble.”  The word “set” is the Hebrew word, “nathan” which means: to grant; to be delivered up, to be put upon, to permit, to humble to.”  THAT IS HARD.  Maybe not for you… but I am a fighter unfortunately.  From the first day that I allow God to grant me humility… set my heart to allow God to deliver humility to me…. uggggggh…. sigh…. HARD…. who wants two heaping scoops of humility… maybe three or four if we allow God to do what He wants to…. wow… why would He do this?  Why does God want to humble us so much?

God wants to humble us so that we can see that He will come through for us when we have complete and total dependence on HIM, and not ourselves.  To see that when we are humble, open, feeling like a sitting duck ready to be destroyed, HE WILL fight for us and defend us.  God wants to humble us so that we can see and know that HE IS FAITHFUL and will be faithful to US… it’s not just a tagline that New Testament pastors preach every Sunday, but meant to be a way of life.  When we are humble we are more able to show grace to others and be a testimony of what God will do for His people.  God wants to exalt us in HIS time in HIS way, not our own… and that only comes through humility.  To obey God… takes humility

Humility is NOT natural, and not easy… it wasn’t meant to be, that is why even Daniel, the great prophet, had to “set” — had to “determine,” had to “purposely choose” to humble himself before God.  It takes strength to set your heart to humble and obey God instead of fighting for yourself and your own reputation. It’s easy and natural, to allow personal pride to rule the day.  We love to self-protect.  We love to judge.  We love to fix problems ourselves, but God wants us to pray in dependence upon Him.  God will not abuse your humble state but will protect you, be your refuge and be your God.  God hears the words of the humble from the very first day that we set our hearts to do so.  We are not setting ourselves to humble under the hand of man who seeks to destroy, whose intentions are evil, but God pleads with us to set ourselves to humble to a loving God who is relentless for us, loving us more than we could ever comprehend.

When it comes down to it… we don’t understand the ways of God and often we have more questions than answers…. but if we could humble ourselves, God would hear our prayers and heal our lives, families, churches, cities, and nation.  The story begins with you and me setting our hearts to humble before God.  Each of us given a unique fingerprint so that God could leave His unique imprint of faithfulness in our lives to the world around us.  If only… you and I would set ourselves to allow God to humble us before Him.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME?

What steps will I take to set my heart to humble before God?  Has God asked a certain type of obedience out of me but my pride is preventing me from doing so?  Speaking to a colleague? family member?  Friend?  Boss?

KG BS OBEDIENCE TO GOD BEGINS WITH HUMILITY

LIVE IT OUT:  

Obey God today where He leads you, in what He asks you to say, and what He asks you not to say.

LORD, help us to begin to obey you in the small things every day as we set ourselves to humble before you daily.  Give us the strength to even pray that prayer, as we fight against it.

– Kendra

P.S. Ladies, registration is open for my 2018 Women’s Bible Study at The Cove.  Let’s get together seven Tuesday evenings in January and February and dig into the Word of God.  Register online today.

COVE BIBLE VERSE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 23rd

This week’s verse is brought to you by Amanda, the Promotions Manager at 106.9 the Light – located here on The Cove property. Her verse is 2 Corinthians 4:8.

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.

Amanda Woods_WMIT_Promotions Manager


Are you a Christian church or non-profit ministry looking for a place to hold your conference, retreat or ministry event?  Click here for more information on holding your event at The Cove.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts, and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC. Visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.

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Saturday Snapshot — A Typical Fall Week

It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of October already!  Where has the time gone?

Next week is said to be the peak Fall foliage color display here in Asheville, but the weeks leading up to it have been so pretty and full of life, too.  We hope you are enjoying the Fall season in your neck of the woods.

Colorful mums are providing beautiful pops of color throughout Cove property.  This one is located on the porch of one of our cabins.  Doesn’t that rocking chair feel like it’s calling out to you? : )

Mums and rocking chairs at cabin 3

We begin our days around here with staff devotions.  This week the maintenance crew and our bookstore manager treated our staff to a wonderful time of praise and worship.  And, we get to work here! Thank you, Jesus.  (Click here if you’d like to join our team.)

Maintenance Band plus Aimee

The last quarter of the year is very busy at The Cove (have you got your tickets to attend a Christmas at The Cove event?).  In an effort to keep us all sane, our Program department sets up a puzzle table so staff can stop by on their breaks or during lunch and do a little puzzle work.

Puzzle in the Fall

Puzzle pieces close up

Puzzle box closeup

Puzzling in action!

Doug solving a puzzle

Bear sightings are fairly common during this time of year.  This cute little cub is either doing a stretch or attempting to practice some climbing techniques.  What do you think?

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Here’s another peek at one of our larger resident bears.  Is that honey dripping from his chops?

Have a wonderful weekend, friends! May the Lord bless you and keep you.


Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts, and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC.

Are you a Christian church or non-profit ministry looking for a place to hold your conference, retreat or ministry event?  Click here for more information on holding your event at The Cove.

Visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.  Click here for directions and operating hours. Tours are free.

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COVE BIBLE VERSE OF THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16

This week’s verse is brought to you by Doug, Manager of Property Services here at The Cove. His verse is Philippians 4:13.

 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

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Are you a Christian church or non-profit ministry looking for a place to hold your conference, retreat or ministry event?  Click here for more information on holding your event at The Cove.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts, and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC.

Visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.  Click here for directions and operating hours. Tours are free.

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Saturday Snapshot- 2017 Fall Photo Challenge Begins Today

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Last spring we had wonderful participation in our #CoveSpringPhotoChallenge. Thanks to all who shared their fresh snapshots of the budding season with us!

Are you ready to join us again?

We are excited to announce that today officially launches The Cove’s 2017 #CoveFallPhotoChallenge

Here’s how it works:

Post one photo daily, using the daily prompts noted below, on Instagram or Facebook.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CoveFallPhotoChallenge when you post your photo so we can all see what each other are sharing.

FALL PHOTO CHALLENGE

Not a professional photographer?  Don’t worry, neither are we. Every photo we post will be taken by either an iPhone or a Canon camera.  No fancy equipment or special skills needed!

Need some ideas of what to share? Post a picture of the changing colors of leaves, your favorite fall recipe, a beautiful fall view, or a photo of your enjoying the warmth of your fireplace or firepit. 

The most important thing is that you have fun! We can’t wait to see what you have to share with us!


FYI: Anyone taking part in the photo challenge may have their photos shared by The Cove and other participants. 

The changing colors of fall make this season one of the most beautiful times to visit our area.  Make sure to visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.  Click here for directions and operating hours. Tours are free.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC.

Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study — John 16:33

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Welcome to Kendra Graham’s Online Bible Study! This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!

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Kendra Graham notes from :  John 16:33

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.

THE FACTS:  

These things I HAVE SPOKEN: in ME you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation. Take courage; I have overcome the world.

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THE LESSONS:   

Life is hard…

This past week has been difficult for my family.  My second daughter (my middle child) broke both of her arms playing in a soccer game, where ironically, it’s against the rules to use your arms.  This is the daughter that has always had to work harder.  This is the daughter who has learned perseverance and struggle at a young age.  This is the daughter who knows of tribulation more intimately than the others.

I have another dear friend who is clinging to the promises of God, tooth and nail, as she claims His faithfulness to keep her family intact.

Yet another friend across the country had her world rocked beneath her feet as her husband, a “God-fearing” man, left her and her four children to marry a woman he knew for months.

Let’s be honest, can we?  Let’s revisit the last blog post for awhile.  In this world we will have tribulation… we get that part, all too well, do we not?  Then when we come to God in the rawness of our emotion and our eyes cannot see straight because of the tears that obscure our view, we cry out “Marah!”  That bitter water from the desert.  This is bitter!  Where are You God?!  The article from December 3rd, 2015 in the Daily News keeps populating my thoughts, when on the front cover it proclaimed, “God isn’t Fixing This!”  My soul cries “Marah!”

Mass shootings…. Marah!

Hurricanes that kill and destroy… Marah!

More questions than answers…. Marah!

Here in John 16:33, Jesus plead with His disciples to hear these words.  Jesus is God with skin on who had eternity to decide what words He was going to use and speak, and these are the words that He spoke directly before His betrayal, torture, execution and resurrection.  Jesus was not speaking of defeat, but victory.  The disciples were about to see with their eyes what was going to look like a defeated Messiah…. but that was not the Truth.  It takes courage to believe the Truth.  In the TRUTH there is peace and joy.

Jesus did not wait for eternity to come in order lie to us. Jesus came to speak Truth so that we might believe (John 20:31).  The problem with the Truth is that we don’t like it.  The Truth is, that the Truth is harder to believe than a lie (John 8:45).

When things are going great, we tend to pat ourselves on the back for being so smart and so savvy, but when things fall apart, and we have more questions than answers, instead of holding to the Truth of who Jesus is, we raise our fists and we shout, “Marah!”  You brought us to this place to kill us.  You are not good.

In this verse, John 16:33, we see Jesus is trying to pour courage and peace into His disciples.  In the middle of chaos, in the middle of suffering, in the middle of the storm, if you cling to Me (Jesus), if you believe I AM who I say I AM, then there is peace and victory.  Your eyes see defeat… your heart feels defeat…. BUT I HAVE OVERCOME… and that victory is given to you!  We can claim that same victory the Apostle Paul and Corrie Ten Boom (The Hiding Place)  did in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 When they proclaimed, “We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed, we are perplexed, but NOT in despair, persecuted, but NOT forsaken, struck down, but NOT destroyed.”  These are HARD Truths to hold to…. but HOLD.  By the skin of your teeth, HOLD to the faithfulness of God when all you want to do is let go.

This past week I have watched the You Tube video below, over and over.  This woman was caught in the middle of Harvey, the recent hurricane that devastated Houston.  The rain continued to fall for days beyond what was predicted.  This woman had her family with her, trapped in the upstairs of her townhouse.  In the middle of tribulation, in the middle of losing all her material possessions, “Marah” was not pouring out of her soul, but peace… strength… and the power of God was evident.  This is the power of the Truth of who Jesus is.

Without Jesus we have the storms, but no anchor that holds.  The testimony of this woman’s song gives me the strength to stand and sing when Marah is at the tip of my tongue.  Our testimonies of the faithfulness of God need to be spoken of.

The Truth is…. we will have tribulation.  Regardless of whether or not you are a follower of Jesus.

The truth is, that as long as we are in this world, there will be struggle.  That previous statement may be a Truth that brings anger boiling to the surface of your soul…

We were created to walk with God, know God and need God…. Another Truth you may or may not like.

We were never intended to face or walk through life without the help of Almighty God… so He came personally, and overcame… His name is Jesus.  John 14:6, Jesus said, “I AM the way the TRUTH and the life.”  Singular… the way…. the Truth … the Life… You may find that statement as well, angering and “exclusive”, but God did not wait for eternity to come and then confuse us… that statement, above all, is very clear….

Jesus came and His name means, “Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace” Isaiah 9:6.

Marah is easy… it’s natural… but to this woman… praise poured out.  Lord, give us the courage to hold… when all we want to do is let go.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME?

How have you battled or how are you battling to hold to the Truth of who Jesus is?

When did you have peace in the midst of Tribulation?

Has God ever been faithful to you in the midst of tribulation?

Will you have courage to share your story of God’s mercy and faithfulness to encourage others to hold when everything they see and feel is screaming Marah?

When did God change your moment of “Marah” into a moment of praise?

If you have yet to trust the Truth of who Jesus is, will you today?

LIVE IT OUT:  

Show me what is real more than what I feel.  Lord, meet me in my Marah, and put Your words of praise deep in my heart.  Help me to claim the fact that You have overcome the world when everything seems to tempt me to believe the opposite.  #overcome

Lord Jesus, today I come to You.  Help me believe that You are the way, the Truth and the Life.  Forgive me for the Marah, the bitterness that has separated You and I.  Come into my life and be my Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.

– Kendra

COVE BIBLE VERSE OF THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 9th

This week’s verse is brought to you by Mike, a guest at an Erwin Lutzer seminar here at The Cove. His verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9.

 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

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Are you a Christian church or non-profit ministry looking for a place to hold your conference, retreat or ministry event?  Click here for more information on holding your event at The Cove.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts, and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC.

Visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.  Click here for directions and operating hours. Tours are free.

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