Today's devotional thought

October 23, 2020 Cogitation

If you are a registered voter, please make sure your vote counts.

The truth is what we expect when faced with decisions. Our election is before us and we are struggling with knowing what the truth is about the candidates as it pertains to their life history. It is truly amazing what the news media can do to the political process. It is unfortunate that we are faced with not really knowing who is telling the truth. So just exactly do we, the voters, need to do. I suggest that we each be in much prayer for wisdom from God. It wouldn’t hurt to do a little research on our own. Don’t always depend on the news media to be providing the truth for you.

When it comes to having a personal relationship with Jesus, it would do as well if we would remember some words from Jesus. John 8:32 KJV And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Please realize that when you are forgiven of the sin in your life you are set free from the burden of sin.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

October 22, 2020 Cogitation

Who or what is your number one priority?

Psalms 60:11 & 108:12 KJV Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

Psalms 38:22 KJV Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

The Psalmist David always turned to God when he needed help. You should be able to receive that the same help as well. It is interesting to note that God knows you need help but usually only provides it for your benefit when you are willing to seek it.

God wants to help you as you face your trials. Are you willing to include him in problem resolution? Approaching God should be on the top of your priority list. Why not make sure he is at the top of that priority list today, tomorrow, and forever?

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

October 21, 2020 Cogitation

Two additional promises to commit to memory.

Isaiah 26:3 KJV Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Direct your focus on what the Lord has done for you. Remember you need to continue to focus on the goodness that the Lord expect from those that are His. Perfect peace comes to those who remember how the Lord has blessed them in the past. The best is yet to come.

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

You have a guide that will never fail you. That guide is God’s presence indwelling you as a believer. The Holy Spirit leads and guides down a path that results in arriving at the desired objective. Jesus is preparing a place for you. Make sure you are making a place for Jesus in your life.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

October 20, 2020 Cogitation

Two more promises that you need to remember.

Joshua 1:9 KJV Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

God’s children had just been on a grueling journey to the promised land. As they continued to overtake the land that was promised to them, they needed to remember that God was always going to be with them. It would be wise for Christians to be be strong and of good courage also.

Psalms 34:17 KJV The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

God is near and responds to the cries to those that love Him. Do right before God and He will do right with you.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

October 19, 2020 Cogitation

Three more promises God gives you in His Word:

Exodus 14:14 KJV The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

The Lord will fight for me because I am His creation. I do not need to feel rejected or without hope. I place complete confidence in His provision.

Jeremiah 29:11 KJV For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

The Lord will continue to bless me because He is mine and I am His. Though the storms of life will come my way I will continue to bless others by showing the goodness that the Father expects from His children. The peace that the Lord gives me aids me in helping others seek His presence in their lives.

Luke 6:38 KJV Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

What goes around comes around. This expression challenges you to give of yourself and receive a blessing in return. Never expect an equal or greater blessing in return. The Lord knows what your need is and you will always receive a favorable blessing.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

 

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