Archive for May 2019

LIFTING OUR EYES TO THE LORD

On February 16th, my heart was filled with grief as I read the accounts of a tragic accident.  According to the newspaper reports, a school bus was involved in an accident with a truck in New Jersey.  There were a number of children on the bus who sustained injuries and one child died.  I cannot…

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GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD

A few years ago, I went to the fiftieth reunion of my junior high school class.  I was glad to see so many of my former classmates.  We had a wonderful time reflecting upon those blessed days.  Life had taken us through many journeys.  As I gazed through the yearbook, I noted many of the…

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THE DISTRACTION OF CONTEMPT

It is utterly amazing how at times these devotions coincide with one another.  It is not as if they have been planned that way, but the Holy Spirit leads in that way.  Yesterday’s devotion was entitled “Never Take Revenge” followed by today’s devotion entitled “The Distraction of Contempt”.   I would argue strongly, contempt could take…

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NEVER TAKE REVENGE

When we seek to follow the Lord, we take on the attributes of Christ.  Jesus the Master Teacher was radical: He went against the system. His value system was the complete opposite of what society dictated.  He offered a new paradigm for loving. His views were the opposite of the law, which was an eye…

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THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Thank God for the power of the Holy Spirit, for the Holy Spirit guides us into all truths.  It is our comforter and our guide.  It is the power we need to sustain us through all our trials and troubles.  The Holy Spirit is also our source of strength when we are weak, and it…

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PUTTING THE WORD INTO PRACTICE

I have said on many occasions there has to be practical applications to the Word of God.  It is crucial that we know the Word, read the Word, and become astute in the Holy Writ.  I would argue strongly, it is not enough to do all of that and not apply practical application to it. …

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THE GOOD SHEPHERD

I’m always amazed how some people respond when they are identified as sheep. Some become indignant and indicate they do not want to be classified as sheep. They go on to say sheep are dumb animals, but how sad it is they miss the point that sheep have a shepherd. The shepherd watches over the…

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PRAYING AND SINGING

I recently attended a fascinating and enlightening retreat at Abington Memorial Hospital; the session focused on new initiatives of medical healing. One of the brochures distributed had some deep and profound words that resonated in my heart. The brochure simply said, “The power to heal”. As I thought about those deep and profound words, I…

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CAREFULLY DETERMINE WHAT PLEASES THE LORD

As believers, we must always strive to please the Lord in every aspect of our lives. In order to do this we must be led by the Holy Spirit, for flesh will not reveal to us that which is pleasing in His sight. The Spirit gives us discernment; consequently, it allows us to determine carefully…

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FINDING COMMON GROUND

It is so important to recognize that all of us are part of God’s family. I would argue strongly that many people fail to realize this. At the drop of a hat, we separate ourselves from those who may not agree with our theology. In many ways, we’re just like our political parties. Instead of…

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