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“Great Day” Thursday 06/21/2018
In the Bible we’re commanded to love one another.
Still we continue to cause each other pain.
Too often we allow circumstances to control our emotions.
As a result relationships suffer and we fail to enjoy the beauty of God’s love.
True love is given unconditionally without expectancy of return.
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “Isn’t It A Pity” by George Harrison.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 06/17/2018- 06/23/2018
The Chapel Quotes
“We believe the Bible is God’s Word because there are prophecies that were given that were later fulfilled. The Bible also tells things people didn’t know about science and nature. There are times when the Bible makes an archeological statement that is found to be true centuries if not millennia later. The most powerful reason we believe the Bible is God’s Word is because it will change your life.”
“God wants to use ordinary people like you and me to tell our story and to influence others for Christ. You can be a pastor as much as anyone. You have a story that’s as powerful as anybody’s. It may be common, but that’s what makes it so powerful, because most of the rest of us are so common.”
“The church is a hospital, and Celebrate Recovery is the intensive care unit. If you’re struggling with a hurt, habit or hang-up, if there’s an area of your life you’re not in control of, Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christ centered recovery program Monday at 7pm.”
“There’s nothing wrong with repeated prayer for the same need. God isn’t bothered by our constant asking. Because sometimes the process of repeated asking does something in our life more than just answering prayer. Sometimes God has to change our hearts, and the frequency of our praying may move our heart in a different direction.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 06/17/2018.
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Our Devotion: “Heavenly Lifeguard” by Sarah Burns of Avon, Indiana, a 2017 summer professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.” Proverbs 1: 33 (ESV)
It was a summer day and my family was on vacation at the beach. I always loved taking these trips since I lived very far from the coast. I was so eager to dive in, I didn’t pay attention to the somewhat stormy conditions still lingering from the days before. As soon as my feet hit the sand, I ran into the water and went as far out as I could swim. No more than a minute later, a wave came and I was sucked into the undertow. I was engulfed by water and my sense of direction was lost. I thought there was no hope of me resurfacing. Seconds later, however, I felt my father’s strong grasp pulling me out of the water, and I began gasping for air.
Just as my earthly father rescued me that day, my heavenly father has saved me numerous times from the dangerous waters of temptation, sin, and spiritual weakness. His hand sustains me.
PRAYER: Lord, help me not to be afraid when the waters of life surge, but to reach for your hand. Amen.
Book Review 06/20/2018
This Book Review is by Sonya Downing, a professional writing student at Taylor University.
by Kathi Lambrides Westlund
P&R Publishing Company, HB, 243 pages
From the time their alarms go off in the morning until they collapse into bed, people’s schedules pull them in all different directions. Christians feel this strain, too, which means prayer can get crowded off their to-do lists. Kathi Lambrides Westlund responded to this problem by writing Prayer PathWay. In this book, she guides readers through eight different aspects of prayer. After briefly explaining each one, she lets readers write the rest of the book by providing prayer exercises and blank pages for them to use. This way, busy Christians can tailor their five to ten minutes of daily prayer to suit their needs, allowing them to spend quality time with God before going to work or rushing their kids to school.
Westlund’s content is practical and to-the-point, but her writing style flows more like music than a textbook. Her explanations both make sense and move the heart, and the prayer exercises don’t have to be used a specific way or completed in a rigid order. As a result, readers who feel trapped by their schedules can experience freedom in their short time with God. I highly recommend this book to those who want to talk with the Lord every day but need to make every second of their limited free time count.
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