Today's devotional thought

December 7, 2019 Musing

The Word of truth has helped many to be free from their personal bondage.

Proverbs 12:19 “The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Who would you prefer to be around, someone who you can trust or someone who is not honest and sincere with you? I believe I know that answer to that. However, it is interesting that the one who is not honest and sincere seems to always get the attention. I would only guess that it is because they are newsworthy and the honest person is so dependable that few ever toot their horn for them. I also find it also interesting that many people have the tendency to believe a lie before they will believe or accept the truth.

The wise man who wrote the Book of Proverbs delivered the contrast for truth in the verse above. The person who delivers the truth about life is someone who can be trustworthy. The person who doesn’t tell the truth even though their integrity depend on it, lacks credibility for anything they say. Who do you want to be your friend? Someone who reveals the truth to you or someone who satisfies your ego even though they know they aren’t telling the truth. I know who I would rather be around. How about you?

Think about this. Jesus always told the truth didn’t he. Many people have problem accepting the truth about who Jesus is. It was proven during the days that Jesus lived on this earth and it is still proven by the way people respond the Him today. Jesus indicated to his disciples what the truth would do for them. These were disciples were Jewish believers who were seek truth in their lives. John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Are you experiencing real freedom as a result of the relationship you are having with God and His Son, Jesus Christ? The truth has been conveyed over the centuries by people who were inspired to communicate what God has planned for those that love Him. The message hasn’t changed. The end results are still in place. To know and believe the truth the Bible brings to you will give you truth that you can live with and depend on.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

December 6, 2019 Musing

Christmas music reminds us how learn more about God’s gift to mankind.

Isaiah 12:5 “Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.”

Spread a little cheer around this Christmas season. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord and praise His Holy Name. We will not have a shortage of Christmas music to listen to. It will be playing in the stores, radios, and church programs.

We started singing Christmas hymns at church this past Sunday. I always like this time of the year because we get a change to sing about our redeemer and Savior and bring to remembrance the story of Christmas anew.

What is your favorite Christmas carol? I imagine you have it as a favorite because you know most of the words even though you don’t sing it but during December each year. I’m kind of partial to Silent Night. It has a wonderful soft melody and places the message of Christmas in terms of peace and comfort that the words bring.

Rejoice, rejoice and again I say rejoice. Why? Because the world needs to hear the message of Christmas and many still seek Jesus’ presence in their life. Be a carrier of the message by raising your voice in praise. Sing unto the Lord for He has done excellent things for you.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

December 5, 2019 Musing

Keep your praise current my friends. Others need to see what the Lord is doing for you.

Isaiah 12:4 “And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

This could be any day in your life. Maybe you also will be inspired to do what Isaiah did at some time in the future. When God does something really amazing in your life you want to do something to give Him praise. That is exactly what Isaiah did with the recorded verse of scripture above. He spelled out his desire to “Praise the Lord”. He wanted to let others know who was responsible for the changes in his life. People just don’t give the Lord enough praise for things that happen in their lives.

Lord, it is great to be able to know that You are always there to help us through what we perceive as difficult moments in life. You are totally awesome, God. We are truly blessed to know You and live for You.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

December 4, 2019 Musing

The well of living water that God offers springs eternal.

Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.”

I just love to read from the book of Isaiah because Isaiah had a way with words. Yesterday, I used Isaiah 12:2 and decided to use the next verse in today’s devotional.

Because you have a relationship with the Lord, you have a well of living water that is available for as long as you live. Jesus said this to the woman of Samaria during their discussion at the well. John 4:14“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” Now tell me is that living water or what? It wasn’t long after her discussion with Jesus ended that with great joy she jumped up to her feet and couldn’t get to town fast enough to tell others about what she just received.

Isaiah said that with joy we can receive the benefits of salvation because we are willing to drink from the well of life. This is offered to all those that receive Christ as Savior. The decision to ask for and receive forgiveness is a wonderful turning point in a persons life. It sets the stage for many more wonderful things to happen to those that give their life in service to the One who taught us how to serve. Following in the footsteps of Jesus will never take you down the wrong path. Every day is a new day and gives you more reason to rejoice because you know Jesus is Lord.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

December 3, 2019 Musing

If you can’t depend on God, who can you depend on?

In the book of Isaiah there is a statement of complete dependence upon God. Isaiah 12:2Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.” Not only do you have a hope for the future but you have the promise of His presence each and every day. You need to affirm that God has given you your salvation by showing others how to live. You need to trust the Lord without reservation. Don’t be afraid of the unknown but realize that with God’s assistance you will be able to handle every situation that you are involved in.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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