Today's devotional thought

February 24, 2021 Thoughts

Matthew 11:28 KJV Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Are you looking for peace in your life? Jesus had these words to the Jewish leaders who were burdens with all the ceremonial laws and traditions that they thought they had to follow. These burdens caused them to miss the fact that God sent Jesus to be the Savior of the world and to be the reigning King of their hearts. He also meant to address the poor, lost, and those that were burdened with a consciousness of their transgressions. People are always looking for solutions to life’s problems and Jesus can help you find rest from your problems.

Take your problems to the Lord in prayer. He already knows all about you and what you are going through. Jesus just wants you to voice your concerns so that the true feeling of your heart will be revealed. Your genuine prayer brought from your heart with an attitude of belief is all the Lord really wants from you. If you develop a pattern of frequent prayer, your confidence in the Lord’s ability to assist you will grow as your frequency increases.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman


February 23, 2021 Thoughts

Proverbs 23:26 KJV My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

This instruction to children under authority of parents is missing in our world today. Parents care for your children by allowing them to know how much you really care for them. Teach them to respect your authority over them. It is okay to want them to be your friend but make sure they know the difference between friendship and authority that demands honor and respect for their elders.

Make sure that your example is one that you want your children to emulate. If you want respect from your children, then show them your respect to those over you. Kind words with a tender heart will be a wonderful example as your children mature into responsible adults.

Ask the Lord to give you heart for your family and friends. Make sure the witness you leave your children is one that you wish they would want to show their children. Remember, what goes around will always come around.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

February 22, 2021 Thoughts

Proverbs 22:4 KJV By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

Is humility a problem for you? What about your understanding of fear?

Humility is the feeling or attitude that you have no special importance that makes you better than others. Allowing the Lord to have place in your life is being humble. It is not a weakness as some would suggest. Humility is finding out how to place the needs of others before your wants or desires. If you want to be encouraged, then encourage those around you.

Fear is not being afraid but showing respect the what the Lord can do with you should you turn away from Him. Fear is our worst enemy. It causes you to turn your back on what God can do to protect you. It causes you to worry about what others can do to harm you. It brings situations into your life that God can completely control if you allow how to do so.

What follows humility and fear are defined by the wise writer are riches, honor, and life. Riches are provision for your need. Honor is respect that you are being taken care of by the Lord. Life is experienced as designed by the Lord. The Lord always knows what is best for you. Trust in His provision.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

February 21, 2021 Thoughts

Proverbs 21:2 KJV Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

The selected verse has more truth to it than most would want to admit. People want to always be right, and they go to great lengths to prove it. The problem with that is that people can always justify their reasoning. However, the Lord knows all your real motives for wanting to be right. Abraham Lincoln said it best, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.” To take it one step further, “You can never fool God.” He always knows your heart. He also knows your true nature and challenges you to do all you can to benefit your brother or sister before you allow yourself to receive those benefits first.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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