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“Great Day” Monday 09/21/2020
Since 1982, September 21st has been designated International Day Of Peace, or World Peace Day.
For Christians every day presents opportunities and challenges to overcome violence and strife.
Let us pray for peace, and surrender our lives to our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, the King of Peace.
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “King Of Peace” by Tyrone Lacy and Amy Roth.
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“Great Day Presents” Week of 09/20/2020
The Chapel Quotes
“We have a Savior, a maker, who has dreams for us, who can take our pains and the hurts of our lives and turn them into a purpose and a ministry. We all have hurts; if we’re breathing we have a hurt in our life, but God can take our mess and turn it into a masterpiece.”
“We need to yield ourselves to God to be used to bring the Good News to others by example and by words. We need to take our pain and turn it into our purpose, our mess into a ministry. In choosing life we must understand that God can take the valleys that we go through and use them for something powerful.”
“To turn our pain into purpose we must commit our life to Christ, take the initiative for ministry and be able to articulate our story to others, and relate to them. We have a task. God has allowed things to happen to us in many ways that we might be a blessing to others. What is impossible for us alone is possible with Christ. We are not defined by our past, but by who we are in Christ.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger
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Our Devotion: “Rest in Him” by Lindsey Metzger of Indianapolis, Indiana, a professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 (HCSB)
I don’t know about you, but trying to find time to read my Bible on a daily basis is a struggle. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it or don’t want to learn more about God; I just don’t think I have time.
I’m a college student, so I always have homework due. I’m also trying to write the first draft of a new manuscript, the second draft of another, and edit the book proposal and first three chapters of a third. Plus, spending time with friends and calling my family leaves very little down time to chill in between all the craziness my responsibilities bring. It’s a wonder I haven’t exploded yet.
My professional writing professor leads her classes in a devotion before getting into our work for the period, and she’s been focusing a lot on resting in God. At first, I didn’t think that would be possible, especially with everything I mentioned above. I’ve been thinking: taking time in the mornings to read my Bible, whether a verse or a chapter, and spending time with my Creator has helped me in the past. In fact, it’s always been a great start to my day. I feel more at peace taking time to read, pray, and meditate in God. Why not do it now?
This week, I challenge you to encounter God through quiet time. Go to Him. Rest in Him. Lay your concerns and cares on the Creator of the universe. He’s in control, and nothing is too big for Him to handle.
Prayer: Father, I’m casting my cares onto You. Teach me to trust You in everything, and grant me peace over things I can’t control. Amen.
Book Review 09/16/2020
This Book Review is by Elizabeth Winebrenner, a professional writing major at Taylor University.
WATER, FIRE, WIND: The Elements of Following Christ.
By Bo Cassell
Barefoot Ministries, 978-0-8341-5017-1, PB, 125 pages, $
Water, Fire, Wind is about how Christianity today has become something that it was never meant to be and how to get back to its true intent.
Water represents the grace of God. Cassell explains that many Christians don’t act out the grace that has been given to them. This grace is what keeps our faith from becoming dry.
Fire represents the purging power of God, and how He uses it to burn away the chaff and transform us.
Wind represents the Spirit of God, moving us to act upon all that we have learned. Cassell references every point he makes with notes in the back of the book. This text is one that should be read slowly, so as to grasp everything. Cassell challenges his readers to change, but he does so in a friend to friend way. This book is a great primer on basic Christianity.
Review used by permission of Evangelical Church Library Association (ECLA)
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