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October 17, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

3 John 4
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”

As John was writing to Gaius, I can sense John’s approval of the way Gaius was walking each day with the Lord.  It is important to walk in truth every day.  I often think about all the saints that I have had the privilege to know.  They have been an inspiration to me in my daily walk.  They have probably unknowingly influenced my life in many ways.  We need good example as we start our Christian walk.  We then need to be examples to others as we pursue the goal of one day rejoicing with all the saints in heaven.

What’s it like to have joy in your life?  That is a question you can only answer by maintaining the Christian walk of truth each day.  Unfortunately, there are a number of people who are not experiencing joy as you read this devotion.  Our prayer should be for them to soon find the joy that comes to those that love the Lord with everything God has given them.  “I love You Lord and I lift my voice to worship You, Oh my soul rejoice.  Take joy my King in what You hear.  Let it be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear.”

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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October 16, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

Just thinking! Do you have family or friends that don’t believe what God is offering them? Maybe you could use your influence to encourage them to believe in God’s provision for their life. The end result will not be pretty for those that don’t acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord of all things. John records the following verse of scripture to indicate the result of non-belief. John 3:36, He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

There are two choices in life. “Believe and receive” or “Doubt and Do Without”. Believe on the name of Jesus Christ and you will be saved to life everlasting with God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

October 15, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

Personal Reflection: Before I found peace, happiness and contentment in my life through the presence of a risen Savior, every event in my life didn’t seem to have much meaning. I needed a calming presence and I found it in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Here’s a revealing verse of scripture: Psalms 107:29, He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Your Response: Ask the Lord to reveal how He can assist you in finding meaning and purpose in your life through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

October 14, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

Psalm 118:1
“O, Give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.”

I hope each of you had a wonderful week. God has always been so good to us. I just hope I will never forget just how much God really does for me even though I appear to be so unappreciative sometimes. Our saving grace is the fact that His wonderful mercy does last forever. God is so forgiving when a person seeks true forgiveness in their lives and turns away from the sin that so easily besets them.

Think for a minute about the last good thing God did for you. How far back do you need to go in your thinking? If it is more than today, you surely have a problem. I just realized how much God has allowed me to accomplished. I could not do it without God’s help. Thank you Father for always being so good for this undeserving soul.

As long as we have breath, we should realize just how much God really does for us. How long will God be patient with us? Well, as hard as it is to believe, the word says forever. I don’t know how long that is but I sure want to take advantage of today. Let’s live every day like we know that God has been very good to each of us.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

October 13, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

Paul was a great example for people to follow once God got his attention. His life had been in such turmoil but that had all changed. Paul was now on the road to living as God desired. He tried to pattern his life after the One that he once didn’t want people to follow. God can change people and give them a life of fulfillment, happiness and peace. Paul wrote to his friends in Philippi: Philippians 1:9, Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”

Now, I am not going to tell you that Paul always did everything right in his life. Who has? But as a statement of encouragement, Paul wanted to let his audience know that all they needed to do was follow his example and they would discover the God of peace. That doesn’t seem like a request that would be hard to honor does it. Unfortunately, that same statement of encouragement would be good for us to try and emulate today.

If you don’t have the God of peace in your life, maybe you need to change a few things to start a process that will lead to a fulfillment of what God’s plan is for your life. Where do you start? What have you learned about life? Doesn’t life teach you something that helps you grow personally? What kindnesses have you been the benefactor of? Didn’t these kindnesses also teach you something about people? The true character of a person comes from the evidence they provide to you personally. When you use your senses, such as hearing and sight, you also learn how people are treated and expect to be treated. You never know when something that you hear or see will reveal to you a persons true nature. Try showing those around you how much you care for them today. Do something that is unexpected and see how they react. I would like to think that anything that you do to help others will give you what God has planned for you. I am satisfied with Jesus Christ in my life. Are you?

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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