Wednesday - August 27, 2014

No Little Jobs, Only Little People (August 12)

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“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much” (Luke 16:10). EVERY HONORABLE JOB IN THIS WORLD DESERVES TO BE DONE WELL. When we’re asked to do a thing, especially in the Lord’s work, it really doesn’t matter whether the thing is ... Read More »

Resolution (August 12)

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“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last” (Revelation 22:12-13). EVEN WHEN OUR LIVES ARE AT THEIR BEST, WE ARE STILL PERPLEXED BY UNCERTAINTIES. We look back at many things ... Read More »

Curiosity (August 11)

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“I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students” (Carl Sagan). OH, THAT WE COULD KEEP THE CURIOSITY WE HAD WHEN WE WERE CHILDREN! It’s such a shame to lose that sense of wonder, that eagerness to open doors and peak into new worlds. Would that ... Read More »

When Willingness Becomes Work (August 11)

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“Be ready in season and out of season” (2 Timothy 4:2). MANY OF US MAY HAVE BEEN FAIRLY NAIVE WHEN WE PROMISED THE LORD WE WOULD ALWAYS BE FAITHFUL. We might have “counted the cost” and understood that there would be difficulty, but we probably thought that the parts of Christianity that weren’t pleasant would at least be exciting, adventurous, ... Read More »

Hearts in Tune (August 11)

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“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ” (Philippians 1:9-10). OUR GOAL IS TO ALLOW GOD’S DESIRES TO BECOME OUR OWN. We want to “approve the things that ... Read More »

Love and Not Obey? (August 10)

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“I delight to do Your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart” (Psalm 40:8). GROWTH IN OUR KNOWLEDGE OF GOD MEANS MAKING PROGRESS TOWARD REAL DELIGHT IN DOING WHATEVER IS PLEASING TO GOD. Spiritual maturity must include this element of joyful conformity to God’s will. It is not enough to be able to identify what is ... Read More »

Empowerment (August 10)

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“Programs should attempt to empower people to soar, to sail, to step bravely into the unknown, being guided more by imagination than memory, and ultimately to reach beyond their fears and past failures” (Stephen R. Covey). THE WORD “POWER” CAN SOMETIMES HAVE A NEGATIVE CONNOTATION, BUT THE BASIC IDEA OF POWER IS NOT AT ALL NEGATIVE. In terms of human ... Read More »