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“Great Day” Saturday 09/252021
All that we have belongs to God. It’s on loan to us.
As with most loans, there’s interest to pay.
So what do we give the Lord in return?
The prophet Micah reflected on that centuries ago as he wrote; “With what shall I come before the LORD and bow down before the exalted God? With burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? What does the LORD require?”
His answer; “To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” by Pete Fountain.
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“Great Day Presents” Week of 09/19/2021
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Coventry Baptist Church Quotes
“Sin brought death to all mankind, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, so there is a necessity for a change, a necessity for a salvation. Man in its natural, lost state fears God and the things of God. God brought a sacrificial system to cleanse us, not cover us. Jesus, the Son of God came to die for our sacrifice, not to cover our sins but to cleanse us from our sins. Jesus paid the price for our sins, His brokenness was our healing. The wages of sin is death, and Jesus paid that price for us. Because of His sacrifice, one day we will see Him face to face. Let us live lives that would be worthy of such love.”
Coventry Baptist Church can be found on Facebook and YouTube.
The Chapel Quotes
“The number one tactic Satan uses to derail us in our relationship with God is doubt. Satan causes doubt over God’s message and then doubt over God’s motive. If you’re dealing with doubts you’re in good company. Doubt feeds on negative thinking. Doubt is overcome by faith.”
“When you have God’s Plan A and you go to your Plan B, people get hurt. The first person hurt is you, and the second are the people who love you the most.”
“Deal with doubt by relating, by staying connected to a community of believers. It’s called fellowship, being in life together with other people. Lean on each other, teach each other and grow together in life. None of us were made to go through life alone. Most doubting occurs when people are alone. If you try to go life alone you will have doubts. We need each other to encourage each other, to strengthen each other and pray for each other.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger
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Our Devotion: “Help” by Aaron Schoen of Rolla, Missouri, a student at the Professional Writing Summer Academy held at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
“Two people who labor are better than one, because they can reap more benefit from their labor.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NET)
The table just wouldn’t budge.
No matter how many times I tried to lift the table, push the table, even flip the table, it remained unmoving. I was told that I should wait until I could get help, but I had things to do. I kept pushing, tugging, attempting to lift the table when finally I was at the point of giving up. Then my phone rang. I told my friend what was going on, and I managed to get two friends who rushed over to help. We got the table out of the house in less than five minutes.
Solomon wrote this verse reminding us that sometimes we need help. One person cannot do everything alone. The next verse goes on to talk about how you should pity the man who falls with no one to give them a hand, but Solomon didn’t want us to be the person who’s pitied. He’s telling us we should ask for help, and we should accept it when it is offered to us by God.
Because of my stubbornness, I often just don’t ask for help. I think I can do it on my own. We all have a tendency to ignore the help offered to us, or we won’t ask for help because we are afraid. It was only when I decided to listen to God and take what he was handing me did the job got done. This verse tells us that we shouldn’t be afraid to accept the helping hand offered to us by our Creator.
What do you need God’s help with this week? Are you willing to accept his helping hand?
Prayer: Lord, I ask you to help me find the strength to ask for the help I need and to continue accepting that helping hand that you have reached out to me. Amen.
Book Review 09/22/21
This Book Review is by Jaci Gorrell, professional writing major at Taylor University.
You Can Do This: Seizing the Confidence God Offers
byTricia Lott Williford
NavPress, PB, 205 pages
With just 11 words, You Can Do This begins with a powerful invitation.
“I’d like to invite you to stop being unhappy with yourself.”
In the following pages, Tricia Lott Williford explores the depths of her call to action with personal anecdotes, wisdom, and a charming voice. As a single mother and then a remarried widow, she speaks candidly about how her journey of loss led her to hope and confidence. From bullies to boundaries, Williford addresses facets of building and rebuilding confidence in 19 engaging chapters. She even includes an appropriate action exercise at the end of each chapter to give readers a way to step forward with what they have learned. In all, Williford boils the somewhat complex pursuit of confidence into an attainable commodity. Her mantra? You can do this.
I pulled out my highlighter on the first page of this book and couldn’t set it down until I was finished. Williford’s words are challenging and genuine, making this book all the more relevant and relatable. Her approach in tackling the hefty invitation she poses is methodical and well organized, presenting information clearly and concisely. I can say with confidence that this book will have a lasting impact on any woman who has ever felt overlooked or underestimated.
Williford employs sound Christian principles to tackle the challenge of confidence. Her teachings show readers how to approach their own confidence by trusting the Lord and leaning into His grace and wisdom. The book also provides book suggestions for women who want to dive deeper into the subject of personal confidence.
Review used by permission of Evangelical Church Library Association (ECLA)
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