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Archive for February, 2019

February 17, 2019 Musing

Today’s Musing:

Proverbs 20:27 KJV The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

The spirit of man initially burned very bright until sin in the Garden of Eden extinguished it. But God in His infinite provision has allowed a way for man to have a new light shine brighter and brighter each day. The Way came in the person of Jesus Christ who coming into our lives through the promise of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us away from the darkness of this world. God’s presence through the Holy Spirit allows us to see the thoughts and intents of our heart and causes us to evaluate areas where we need to make improvements in our life.

Has God shown you areas in your life that may need changing? His Holy Spirit is always there to reveal to you areas He would like for you to make improvement in. I’m sure the you know that you can’t hide anything from God because He knows all things about you. Paul spoke to this issue to those in Corinth concerning their lack of living like God desired for them to. 1 Corinthians 2:10 reads as follows: “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

February 16, 2019 Musing

Today’s Musing:

Luke 19:10 KJV For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Jesus Christ had a mission that he never once walked away from. Even when his closest friends and critics tried to dissuade him, his mission guided his decisions and values.

Jesus’ mission? He came to seek and save the lost. Therefore, it is easy to understand why Jesus stopped by the roadside and responded to a blind man’s plea, why he spoke to a despised tax collector who climbed a tree, and why he allowed a prostitute to anoint him with expensive perfume.

In a world where souls drift easily in the myriad of choices and distractions, we would do well to develop a simple covenant between ourselves and the Father–a covenant describing what his mission for our lives is–and never walk away from it.

Citation: Toler, Stan. Devotions for Pastors: Mission, Pages 17-18, Wesleyan Publishing House, 2008

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

February 15, 2019 Musing

Today’s Musing:

2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

A pastor once brought a message from 2 Chronicles 7:14, and shared the following formula for revival: Pray without ceasing. Practice holiness in our living. Love our brothers and sisters. Be diligent in outreach. Demonstrate generosity in our giving. Experience the power of the Holy Spirit.

As the pastor completed his message, people began to move forward, weeping and praying for revival. God truly came into their midst, and the church experienced revival unlike anything they had ever known.

Are you hungry for revival, or are you in a comfortable–or–rut? Why not follow this formula for revival? God wants all his people to be revived daily.

Citation: Toler, Stan. Devotions for Pastors: Revival, Page 12, Wesleyan Publishing House, 2008

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

February 14, 2019 Musing

Today’s Musing:

Hebrews 12:1 KJV Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

There is a pastor on the West Coast who has this saying on a plaque in his study: “Hangest Thou in There.” It’s not only his personal motto, it’s what he tells people at the altar, in the hospital, and on their worst days. It’s not trite to him. It’s scriptural and full of promise.

Is there a situation that you are facing that is particularly frustrating? Perhaps this is an area where you can develop perseverance. Ask God for new strength to use the difficulties of life to develop and overcoming spirit.

Citation: Toler, Stan. Devotions for Pastors: Perseverance, Page 10, Wesleyan Publishing House, 2008

 

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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