Great Day Ministry

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“Great Day” Tuesday 05/30/2017

Visiting a giant mall can be a bit daunting.
We may know where we want to shop, but to find that store we first have to know where we are.
Merchants understand it’s in their best interest to orient customers, so they place directories throughout the mall with a colored dot, labeled ‘you are here’.
Most of us could use one of those dots as we search for direction planning our daily lives as well.
Those dots are found in God’s word, the Holy Bible.
In it are clear indicators where we are and in what direction we should be moving.    

A recommended song to accompany this devotion is Do You Know Where You’re Going To” by Diana Ross.
To hear the complete 3-minute program click > on the sound bar ABOVE, or contact and request that it to be sent to your e-mail daily.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 05/28/2017- 06/03/2017

The Chapel Quotes

“Our job as mentors, as coaches, as grandparents, and parents is to impress God’s Word on the hearts and minds of our children.”

“You need to say how can I influence the next generation for Christ. It’s really a good feeling when your kids are grown and they come back to the values of character and faith that you’ve given to them. We need to have good schools, we need to have good churches, we need to have good communities, and we’re all in this together; so even if you’re an empty-nester and done parenting, please don’t walk away from the opportunities you have to influence the next  generation for Christ. That may be why God has you here and hasn’t already taken you to heaven because there’s somebody, perhaps a student, perhaps a child He wants you to influence.”

“What must I do to inherit eternal life? If you haven’t been asking that question you might want to think about what does God require of me? What do I need to do to inherit eternal life? What does God want from my life?”

“The first thing we do is to teach our children to love God. The second thing we do is teach them to love people. Loving people is the outflow of loving God. We care about people because they have value, and their greatest value is they known by God and they are loved by God. Loving people extends to loving our enemies. We are called to love the people who are least like us.”

“Practice intentional acts of kindness. Loving people starts with ‘what will happen to them’, not with ‘what will happen to me’”. We need to teach our children to live within a margin of generosity. We are over committed and over invested. Americans have an increase in net income and a decrease in net worth.”

To access complete messages from The Chapel click to go to The Chapel website.

“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 05/28/17

To hear the complete 15-minute program click > on the sound bar ABOVE.
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Devotion 05/28/2017
Our Devotion: “Give It All for God” by Sarah Lyons of Carmel, Indiana.
She is a book reviewer for Christian Book Previews and a devotional writer for
The Aboite Independent.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not human masters.”  Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

During my first week working at an office supply store, I was a nervous wreck. I had to memorize how to do things by situation, not as a set process. No one could answer the questions I wanted to ask because I didn’t know how to word them.

Things went on like this for several weeks. I felt like I was making nothing but mistakes, and eventually I got extremely discouraged. “This is terrible!” I complained to my parents one evening. “There is no possible way I can keep working like this. No matter how hard I try, I always make a complete mess!”

“Stick with it,” they encouraged me. “Everyone has trouble when starting something totally new.”

I’ve learned since then that that’s true—nothing is ever as easy as it first seems. But I’ve gotten something deeper out of my perseverance. God has told us that we should do everything as if it is for Him, not just for our boss. Though it wouldn’t be too difficult to give up on a task that seemed too hard on earth, it’s a lot harder to do so if you know that you’re working for God’s glory. No matter how frustrating things are, God doesn’t want us to give up. He wants us to give it our best, because we’re doing it for Him. By the way, I eventually mastered that job and even got a raise.

PRAYER: Lord, don’t let me be quick to give up on what I deem as a lost cause. Help me to remember that you want me always to try my best, because the things I do are all for your glory. Amen.

Book Review 05/24/2017
This Book Review comes from Megan Alms, a Professional Writing Major at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana.

REFLECT: Becoming Yourself by Mirroring the Greatest Person in History
By Thaddeus J. Williams
Weaver Book Company, PB, 233 pages

In an acronym of the book’s title, Williams illustrates how readers can “reflect” the work of Jesus by learning how to Reason, Emote, Flip, Love, Elevate, Create, and Transform. Each chapter focuses on one of these attributes, digging deeper into how Jesus displayed and lived them. Williams cites many historical figures who “reflected” Jesus, using both inspirational quotations and scripture passages to provide a guide for readers to become more like the Lord. REFLECT explains what it means to worship in everyday life by displaying attributes of Christ. Being Christ-like isn’t just a key to heaven; it is a choice that makes life on earth more meaningful, enjoyable, and fulfilling.

Williams has an approachable, conversational tone that speaks to the reader as a fellow seeker of Christ. While the writing is aimed at adults, REFLECT could easily be read and applied by anyone 15 or older. Likewise, the information Williams presents is pertinent and of value to both new converts and more seasoned Christians.  REFLECT doesn’t simply tell the reader what to do; it highlights what Jesus did and applies that to modern life. This book also includes an interactive “Reflection Log” and an extensive index.

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