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Archive for November, 2017

November 24, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

Deuteronomy 30:2 KJV And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

There are day’s when we all feel like nothing goes right. The earthly woes seem to really drag us down. When this happens we just can’t seem to get anything accomplished. It would be worth our time and effort to simply place our trust in God’s provision to get back on track.

The Bible is full of illustrations where people were struggling with the events of their day. After enduring many trying days, people decided it would be advantageous the turn back to God’s provision for their life. I know a number of people that should quit fighting those daily battles with self and return to doing God’s will in their life.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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November 23, 2017 Reflection

**HAPPY THANKSGIVING**

Reflection for Today:

Joel 2:26 KJV And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

God used his spokesperson Joel to reveal to his chosen people that regardless of what was going on in their life, he would still be their God and provide for them. We must remember that far too often some of the problems that we have in life are brought on through our own volition. We have a propensity to make wrong choices and that leads to things not happening to us that we wish would have had better results. God’s people had chosen not to follow the directives of God’s messengers. The result was they were in captivity in a land that they were treated as slaves or at best second class citizens. Their future probably looked bleak to them. But God’s message was that his provision would return to them when they put their priorities where they should.

People would do well to read these Old Testament stories not just as history but as hope for their future. People may have turned away from God but God hasn’t completely turned away from them. God needs to see the praise of the people. God needs for each person to realize that he has only dealt with them according to their lack of service to him. When people return back to God and live by his commandments and statutes, they will start to realize how mighty and awesome God really can be.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

November 22, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

Psalms 103:11 KJV “For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.”

The extent of God’s mercy toward us is hard to mentally imagine. When you walk outside at night and look to the heavens and marvel at the great distance it is from the distant stars. The problem you have though is that you have a finite mind and it is really much farther than you can ever understand. You need to come to grips with what David is referring to when he wanted to help others understand the magnitude of God’s mercy toward us.

Do you really deserve all that God makes available to you? David tried to put what we need to know in perspective in the preceding verses of Psalms 103: 8-10, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.” God’s mercy is one of the measures for how good God really is toward. I’m glad that a repentant heart can return a person into a right relationship with his maker. Oh, how I love Jesus. Jesus demonstrated how wonderful the Father’s love is during His time here on earth. Though many never respected Him, He still was able to show those that He met the true nature and character of God the Father.

Why not humble yourself before a mighty and awesome God this morning? Spend a few moments thanking Him for His mercy and grace toward you. Prayerfully decide to acknowledge His presence through each moment of each day.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

November 21, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

Philippians 4:13 KJV
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

There is great truth in the teaching that comes from Paul to those in Philippi. The Apostle Paul had done his best to teach his friends dependence in Christ for everything they involve themselves in. The relationship that Paul developed with Jesus was something that Paul wanted each of his listeners to spend some time in developing in their lives. This isn’t the only time that Paul didn’t take credit for the good that was happening in his life. He just wanted others to know that it wasn’t within his power to accomplish anything without Jesus being there to lead and guide him through the presence of the Holy Spirit. I’m sure you recall the many times that Paul was facing trials and persecutions. The strength that Christ brought to his life gave him the ability to continue proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to every listener regardless of the standing with the Lord.

What about you my friend? Do you feel just as Paul did that you also can do many things for the Lord because the strength is provided to accomplish much when Jesus is at the center of your life? I believe it is far better to try letting God control what goes on in your life than trying to control it yourself. I know that you may not have the wherewithal to be an evangelist, preacher, Sunday school teacher, deacon, elder or any other position of service. But, you do have the ability to allow your relationship with Jesus to lead and guide you to sharing the Good News with others. The strength will always be provided to accomplish everything that the Lord knows you are capable of doing. With God everything is possible and you can do all things with God’s direction in your life.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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