Today's devotional thought

December 18, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

Psalms 105:43 KJV “And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:”

Nothing like this example of the one and only God who nurtures a couple million people through a wilderness enduring some very difficult moments to allow you to appreciate just how much He really does love you. God put in place a series of events using chosen people to deliver on a promise that He originally gave to Abraham. God does have a place for you to serve. Sometimes it is may be many miles from a place you have known as home. It might by chance even be right in your own neighborhood. To really appreciate what God did for His chosen people, you need to read all the verses of this wonderful Psalm. Place yourself in the midst of the journeying refugees from Egypt and you will realize that we have an awesome God. This is just one small story written by a very large God.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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December 17, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

Matthew 6:11 KJV Give us this day our daily bread.

This simple six word sentence should have a profound impact on your life. It comes from the Model Prayer that Jesus offered the multitude. It find it suggesting a great way to start a request to the Father in Heaven who control all resources. Each day we should expect the Lord to provide all that we need so as not to waste from excess. I don’t know about you but I don’t need more than I can handle. I don’t want to be wasteful by tossing out something that could bless the lives of so many less fortunate people. You probably should only ask for what is essential for your support. After all God never promised you luxuries you we probably can’t afford anyway.

God has a way of providing for the need you have each day. If you will, you can relate what God provides to the manna that the Israelites received as they traveled from captivity to the promised land. Exodus 16:35 “And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.” Forty years of meals from this manna, kept them healthy and travel worthy until they reached the land of plenty. God does provide and always will. Sometimes, you just need to know where to turn to and who to depend on in times of need.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

December 16, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

Matthew 6:34 KJV Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

We look forward to that time in our life when everything will go just like we want it to. Unfortunately, things do not always go as we desire. Our dilemma is to find ways to cope with the realities of life and maintain some sort of stability. It can be very taxing on our sanity and cause one to wonder just when they will get a break. There is great news for the person that knows how to turn to the Word of God for a resource. Jesus taught the multitude to depend on His provision to take care of both today and tomorrow.

Each day will have its share of challenges but the Lord will always provide a way to deal with each issue you face. Strength comes from learning how to trust the Lord with His ability to assist you with the level of perseverance needed to go from one challenge to another. Isn’t it amazing how hindsight reveals to you that the Lord has always been there to get you through all of your seemingly overwhelming challenges. Let’s give Him praise for the work that He has done in your life. Knowing that He has been there for you in the past should give you support and encouragement for the future.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

December 15, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

1 Timothy 2:1-2 KJV I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

I’m praying for the people who take advantage of others. I’m praying for the liars and thieves who take from others without any compassion. The honest people of this world work hard for what they have and don’t deserve to be taken advantage of. So, I am also praying for those that suffer the loss as well. Their Christmas spirit is ruined. I am praying that we would all understand the true meaning of Christmas. God freely gave us His Son as His precious gift to mankind. We don’t need to spend money to buy His gift. We don’t need to steal anything to have Jesus in our possession. Paul wrote to Timothy in the two verses shown above to encourage him to take time to give thanks and to pray that God’s will be done in the lives of people the he came in contact with. I am praying that God’s will be done in everyone’s lives not just this Christmas season but everyday that God blesses them with.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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