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At Ada Bible Church: Putting Psalm 56 in my living life everyday toolbox

  Ada Bible Church worship team gets ready 
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Sitting at our kitchen table after church and thinking about the week ahead, I am wondering how I can stick Psalm 56 in my toolbox for living my everyday life.

This week we went back to Ada Bible Church just east of Grand Rapids where we heard Pastor Jeff Manion teach about Psalm 56 and how David's ancient prayer is relevant to us today wherever we are and whatever we are doing.

Today's worship service featured accapella singing.  During the month of August  each worship service will use a different style of music. One of the hymns--Great Is Thy Faithfulness--sung without music took on a fresh power without accompanying musical instruments.

The challenge for me came from the message.  Everything he said about Psalm 56 seemed to be relevant.  Young David who had already defeated Goliath and who had been wildly successful in the battles he had led was being chased by King Saul.  He was on the run and his life was in danger constantly. 

Pastor Manion connected it to people today who face serious challenges, whether from illnesses like cancer, family tragedy, job pressures, family situations or any other circumstance that can push you against the ropes and potentially knock you down and out.

Key verses in the Psalm seemed to be:  v. 3--When I am afraid I will trust in you and v. 13--For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.