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November 17, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

1 Chronicles 16:10 KJV Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.”

How happy are you that Jesus is Lord of your life? You might think that a crazy question to ask my Christian friends but I believe it to be a valid one. Many people are born again Christians but they fail to demonstrate Christian like qualities in their lives. I can see people’s character come out when they are at a sporting event. I can see people’s character being displayed when they are excited about something good happening to them. But I don’t see their Christian character being displayed as enthusiastically in their everyday activities where spiritual things are involved.

David wanted those that he was writing to to understand how important is was to respond in such a positive way that others would want to make the excitement of experiencing God a way of life. Let’s get excited for Jesus my friends. He is someone to get excited about. Look how much has been done for you already. Look how much you have been delivered from. Your sin has been forgiven. You are set apart to worship His Holy Name. Don’t you know how special you really are before God and His Son, Jesus Christ? David wanted to see some rejoicing going on in people’s lives. I want to see some rejoicing going on in people’s lives. You will find that excitement when you continually seek the Lord’s presence each and every day. The prophet Isaiah’s words are worth repeat and memorizing: “Seek you the Lord while He may be found, call you upon Him while He is near.” (Isaiah 55:6)

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

November 16, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

1 Chronicles 16:9 KJV Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

How many of us find ourselves singing or humming a tune that has recently made an impression in our life? It becomes stuck in our brain and it appears we just can’t seem to get it out of our mind. God’s people sang more psalms or hymns that we do today. This was their way of continuing to remember God’s goodness in the face of whatever obstacle they were confronted with. It must have put them in a mode that prepared them for worship. Many of our services today are started by singing a number of hymns to prepare us for our worship experience. Music is an important aspect of worship and needed to be something that we all participate in.

Content is so very important. David said to talk of all the wondrous works that God has done for you. As we lift our voice in praise, we need to understand the thought behind the words. These thoughts speak of the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives. From the simple songs like “Jesus Love Me” to a newer more modern song “Majesty, Majesty” by the band Hillsong, we have words that have a powerful meaning that draws us closer to God in worship.

Pick a song, any song, and while you sing the words, think about the impact they had in the life of the writer. Then think how much they can impact your life. You will be blessed.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

November 15, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

Ephesians 1:15-16 KJV Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Paul was overwhelmed by the response of his friends in Ephesus. Paul probably spent more time with them during his missionary efforts than with any other of the communities he ministered to. Their response to the Gospel message inspired Paul to never lose faith in what God can do for people who do respond to His calling.

Their inspiration helped Paul in his encouragement to others. His daily prayers were for them and the fruitful work they were doing for the Lord.

We also must continue in our prayer support for one another. Paul may not have been physically with them but he wanted them to know that their efforts were being supported by the prayer of others.

Are you praying for a friend who is struggling with a challenging decision in their life?

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

November 14, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

Psalms 19:9 KJV The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”

As I set and wonder what more can be said about the dependability of knowing God and the opportunity He affords those that get to establish a relationship with Him, I had the following words to the song “Where could I go but to the Lord” come to mind:

Living below in this old sinful world; Hardly a comfort can afford; Striving alone to face temptations call; Where could I go but to the Lord; Where could I go? where could I go? Seeking a refuge for my soul; Needing a friend to help me in the end; Where could I go but to the Lord.

You and I have this day as a record of His loving-kindness. What are you and I going to do with it? Let us be thankful that we can give praise, honor and glory to the great and powerful and wonderful name of Jesus. This is the day that has been created, fashioned and molded for our enjoyment and pleasure. Are you and I going to take advantage of it?

On a gloomy foggy day, we see a fog that is dense and restrictive to our vision. However, we should also realize that though we can’t see all that is available to view, we understand that God is always in places that we can’t be. We have a perfect Father in Heaven who is providing us with an enduring presence that is without end. He is faithful and true, always. Are we going to be faithful to Him today? Let’s give it a try!

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

November 13, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

Psalms 19:8 KJV The statues of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.”

All direction from God’s Word is given to benefit you as you tackle each day of life. There will always be bad days when things just don’t seem to go right. But, praise God, there will be good days where you feel God’s abiding presence leading and guiding you. Isn’t it interesting that God’s presence is always there whether the days appear to be bad or good. I would like to suggest that the bad days are generally discovered when you take your focus off of the Lord. So, why not keep your focus on God and on His statues as you continue to read His Word and allow it to impact your lives.

Everything that God commands is pure because it is from His heart. His direction and purpose is to uplift and allow you to receive all His benefits. God loves you and I as well as all our family members. I would imagine that you sometimes may wonder how that can be. You know that there are those who have taken their focus off of the Lord. Maybe your advice is not heeded by others. Suggestions may be offered but often are discarded as frivolous by those that receive it. Your response should be one of love as you continue to pray that your loved ones will return to the Word for application and proper direction.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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