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“Great Day” Friday 05/25/2018
Joseph was a man of great faith. Sold into slavery by his brothers, years later he not only forgave them but showered them with blessings, saying “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
We need to be more forgiving like Joseph, seeking God’s goodness in everyone and every situation.
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “Up To Something Good” by Nancy Honeytree.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 05/20/2018- 05/26/2018
The Chapel Quotes
“Your spouse will likely be the greatest source of your joy and of your conflict. Joy will last forever, but happiness is based in what’s happening. If you are constantly upset, it may be your spouse, but it’s more likely you. Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.”
“Five ways that Jesus forgives: Jesus forgives freely, Jesus forgives fully, Jesus forgives repeatedly, Jesus forgives sacrificially, and Jesus took the initiative to forgive.”
“God has power for you that is greater than you have for yourself. The Holy Spirit energizes us beyond human capacity. To be filled with the Spirit be filled with God’s Word, obey God’s Word, and ask God to fill you.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 05/20/2018.
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Our Devotion: “Picture Perfect” by Sarah Burns of Avon, Indiana, a 2017 summer professional writing student at Taylor University.
“But while he was still a long while off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20
As an artist, nothing brings me more joy than creating a piece of work and bringing life to a blank canvas or piece of paper. The best feeling is when I finish something I have worked on for many weeks or even months. However, sometimes it does not go as planned. Although it may be frustrating, I can always go back and do some erasing, add some new colors, or simply consider that a “first effort” and just start over. God is the creator of all things and nothing brings him more joy than when we glorify him.
Unfortunately, we sometimes get lost in day to day life and blur the relationship with God. Miraculously, God allows us to do some erasing and revising and changing when we turn back to him, seeking forgiveness. He allows us to make things picture perfect once again with him.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for picturing me as part of your kingdom. Amen.
Book Review 05/23/2018
This Book Review is by Siyhani Jones, a professional writing major at Taylor University.
Walking with Domestic Abuse Sufferers
by Helen Thorne
InterVarsity Press, PB, 122 pages
Helen Thorne walks her readers through the everyday horror that domestic abuse suffers go through, and she offers specific advice and instructions as to how Christians should walk with and help these victims. Throne teaches the readers about the different kinds of abuse men and women go through when in negative domestic situations, including physical attacks, verbal abuse, neglect, detriment, starvation, and isolation. She provides personal stories of the abused and incorporates them into her lessons.
This book offers insights on how Christians can recognize when individuals are being abused and then how to intervene correctly with legal help, family support, and assistance from the church. Certain signs of abuse are obvious if observers are trained how to detect them. Thorne also provides four appendices consisting of: an abuse flow chart, a sample abuse notice for churches, a prayer for the abused, and a listing helpful resources and organizations that are available to deal with abuse situations.
This book is a ready source of solid information for anyone who has a heart to rescue and heal abuse victims.
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