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“Great Day” Wednesday 10/26/2016

In the book of James we read “Don’t be deceived my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.”
From “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” the words of Thomas Chisholm; “All I have needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.”
Whatever it is we need, even more than we ever wanted or dreamed of can be found in our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “All I Ever Wanted” from “Two From Galilee”
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 10/23/2016-10/29/2016

Rick Hawks’ Quotes
“My biggest fear might be my best opportunity. God does that in our lives. I’ve seen people take what is their greatest fear and turn it into their greatest opportunity. God has a way of showing up at our fears, giving us courage and changing a piece of our world. He’s that powerful.”

“Focus on what you have, not what you want. We all have one basic need that is the greatest need in our life. Our greatest need is the one that is presently unmet. Don’t give up an area of your life that’s working in the hopes it will fix another area of your life that’s not working. Make sure the decision of your life honors the things that are working and is not driven by the things that are not working. We become so obsessed with something we don’t like or don’t have, we compromise the other areas of our life because we’re going to fix that one spot no matter what it takes. Figure out what is your greatest need and determine if you can live with it unmet. If not then turn it over to the care and control of God.”

“There is a word that is powerful, it is liberating and is life-transforming. Adopt this word into your life, it is the simple word; contentment. Contentment brings great gain. By His will God works out His providence in our lives. God sees ahead of time. God shows up even when He doesn’t show off. God is sovereign, and through His providence He works out His plan.”

To access Pastor Rick Hawks’ complete messages click to go to The Chapel website.

“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 10/23/16

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Devotion 10/23/2016

Our Devotion: “Impossible Prayers” by Ryan Dennison, a professional writing major at Taylor University and freelance writer for WBCL radio, Christian Communicator, Church Libraries, and Christian Book Previews.

The state of the world today makes it easy for us virtually to ignore God. Rather than step up to the plate, many Christians are content simply to sit back and let events unfold. But it was the people who took risks whom God used to work His greatest deeds. These were the individuals who performed miracles. Like Peter walking on water, their boldness was the means by which God used them.

In Joshua chapter 10, Joshua asked God to make the sun and moon “stand still” until Israel’s army could be victorious. This was not the prayer of someone willing to let events unfold by chance! God answered that prayer, and Israel defeated its enemies. Joshua showed not only faith, but also a boldness to ask God for results beyond the ordinary.

 I challenge you to pray with the attitude of Joshua. Ask God for the impossible. Faith like a mustard seed might move a mountain, but faith like Joshua can move the very heavens.

Book Review 10/26/2016
This Book Review comes from Aubree DeVisser of Holland, Michigan, a professional writing major at Taylor University.

Her Deadly Inheritance
by Beth Ann Ziarnik
Lighthouse Publishing of the
Carolinas , 2016, PB, 255 pages,

This novel is a mystery full of twists and turns in the midst of a family feud. Windtop, an historic home passed down for generations, is desperately sought after by Jill’s tenacious Aunt Lenore. The problem is, Jill is the only inheritor left after her mother is said to have committed suicide. However, Jill is not convinced her mother actually did commit suicide, and she’s determined to figure out the truth. In the process, she is introduced to Clay, a man hired for restoration work at Windtop. Little does Jill know, he has an agenda that could destroy any chance they have at having a relationship. Viewpoints switch back and fourth between these two characters; Clay has a past, just as Jill does; however, Jill has the advantage of a strong relationship with God. Clay, a former believer, stepped away from his faith when he experienced a tragedy that continues to haunt him. It is Jill’s goal to convince him to let it go.

Each character searches for clues to help explain pieces of the other person’s past, in hopes of providing healing that will allow them to move on. Jill continually portrays the grace of God, and her testimony has a positive impact on everyone except her conniving Aunt Lenore and her Cousin Carver. Jill’s faith in God leads her to a startling truth, but it also provides her with the ability to forgive and move ahead.  She opens herself to a relationship with a godly man and to new-found friends as she seeks a new life for herself at Windtop.

Readers, particularly women ages 18 and older, will find this book to be a real page turner. Beth Ziarnik tells an intriguing and thrilling story of what life is like when you have God in your life, or, consequently, when you don’t.  Observing difficult people and challenging situations throughout the novel, the readers are taught meaningful life lessons about how to persevere with God at their side. With each character in a different place in his or her faith, a wide range of readers will find someone to relate to in this story.

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