Thursday - August 28, 2014

Singing (August 28)

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“Song is not Truth, not Wisdom, but the rose upon Truth’s lips, the light in Wisdom’s eyes” (Sir William Watson). HAVING A SONG IN OUR HEARTS, IF NOT ON OUR LIPS, MAY NOT BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE, BUT IT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN A LOT OF THE “STUFF” WE SEEM TO VALUE. Music is not an inherent good; ... Read More »

What Would Be On Your Reading List? (August 28)

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“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). IF YOU ARE LIKE ME, YOU LIKE TO READ MANY DIFFERENT THINGS, SOME MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHERS. But what if you knew that you only had a short time left to live? What would be on your reading list? You’d probably dispense with the trivia and use ... Read More »

Vigilance (August 27)

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O polish’d perturbation! golden care! That keep’st the ports of slumber open wide To many a watchful night! (William Shakespeare) THE WORD “VIGILANCE” MEANS “WATCHFULNESS.” It comes from the Latin vigilare (“to be watchful”) and is akin to “vigil.” When we keep a vigil, we stay awake to watch at a time when we would normally be sleeping. If we ... Read More »

Opportunity and Opposition (August 27)

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“But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries” (1 Corinthians 16:8-9). LIFE IN THIS WORLD IS A MIXTURE OF EASY THINGS AND HARD THINGS. All of us have to deal with both kinds of situations, the easy ones and the hard ones. But not only ... Read More »

Tests and Opportunities (August 27)

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“. . . we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer” (2 Thessalonians 1:4-5). SEEKERS OF GOD CAN ... Read More »

Godly Goals Are Always Greater (August 26)

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“With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith” (2 Thessalonians 1:11 NIV). GOD IS NOT INDIFFERENT TO OUR GOOD INTENTIONS. He will honor the goals of our godliness and ... Read More »

Impact (August 26)

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“Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power” (Henry George). THE QUESTION IS NOT WHETHER WE’LL HAVE ANY IMPACT BUT ONLY WHAT KIND OF IMPACT IT WILL BE. Impact, or influence, is a fact of life. Those with whom ... Read More »