Today's devotional thought

May 22, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

1 Peter 2:2 KJV “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:”

Usually when you consider this verse it is applied to a new Christian and the desire that they have to start developing in the faith. Today, let’s look at this verse just a little differently. I want to focus more on the word “desire”. We all desire something. We have a want and are searching for it as a need in our life. The desire that I want you to have today is to know more about God’s Will for your life. We desire to know what God’s Word is going to tell us today so we can add more knowledge to our spiritual foundation. Infants need milk to sustain their life. We, as Christians, desire the Word so we can sustain our spiritual life. It gives us something to continue to build on as we move toward the goal of eternal life. When you have a spiritual need, where do you turn to?  Please turn to God first. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you into a genuine closeness with the Father in Heaven. Allow the Father to meet the need that caused you to turn to Him in the first place. Use your time in private with the Lord to plead your case. Use the Holy Word to speak to you about the growing pains you are suffering. Use your growing relationship with God to continue the grow more and more each day.

We live each day looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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May 21, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

Psalms 71:8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day. (KJV)

Praise is your outward expression of your appreciation, trust, confidence and thanksgiving to God; for His works in your life. The Psalmist was very good at giving praise continually for the work that God was doing in his life. A quick search of God’s Word finds many verses of scripture from the book of Psalms declaring a praise to God in many different ways. Almost every verse that you can find always begins with the Psalmist desire to make it very personal. It begins with “I will”. Will you make it your hearts desire today to personally praise God for the many blessings God has given you.

How can it be praise if it is hidden from others? Praise is something that needs to be demonstrated. After all, didn’t God do something in your life giving you reason to show praise for the blessings you have received. Psalms 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. The Psalmist could not be silent. Fanny Crosby wrote a song called Redeemed, How I love to proclaim it. One stanza of the song goes like this: I think of my blessed Redeemer, I think of Him all the day long: I sing, for I cannot be silent; His love is the theme of my song. Hopefully, you also cannot be silent as you express the measure of God’s love for you.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

May 20, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

Philippians 3:14 KJV I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

I was born at 5 p.m. on September 12, 1946 in Loogootee, Indiana. My birthplace was not in a hospital but at home. My birth came after WWII. I guess you really can call me a baby boomer. So much has happened in this world since my introduction into God’s creation. I’m blessed to be one who uses most of our technological advancements in making this earth a better to place to live. I’m also blessed to know that I have been an important addition in formulating future improvements and additions that makes God’s creation an important segue to Heaven. Yes, my friends, this world isn’t our own. We are just passing through.

After passing the cemetery recently that will hold my remains when I die, I suddenly realized I’m getting closer to that eventually. However and thankfully, there is still much to do in the time we each have left. Just as Paul encouraged his readers in Philippi, we also must discover more of the blessings of life as we press toward the high calling God has given each of us.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

May 19, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

2 Peter 3:13 KJV Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

A new day is beginning. The dawn announces itself in the form of light. In Oklahoma, the winds start to generate movement in the trees. The birds busy themselves by calling all their feathered friends to another day of work to continue their reproductive cycle. In our neck of the woods, we have neighbors raising roosters and hens. Once again, the call is begin work while the light of day is available. God’s creation depends on each of us to do our part in perpetuation God’s goodness. As God’s creation speaks maybe we should likewise prepare ourselves to labor until the Master comes to lead us home.

Every beginning better prepares the believer for those things that God is preparing for them. Rejoice, be glad in your salvation. Face each day knowing that it prepares you for a future that hold amazing promise.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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