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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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May 3, 2010 - Lightbulb Experiences

By Danny Cheney

Have you ever had a lightbulb experience? This is one of those experiences when the Lord shows you something, and it is like a light comes on. It doesn’t have to be something profound. It can be so simple that you wonder why you couldn’t see that a long time ago.

I had a lightbulb experience recently. In the midst of a discouraging, frustrating time in my life, I began to cry out to God. All of my inadequacies, struggles, failures and responsibilities were weighing heavily on me. Several times that day, I had vented my frustration and discouragement to others, but not to God.

At the end of the day, the weight was more than I could bear. So, I cried out to God. As I was praying and seeking the Lord for answers and help, I cried out, “Lord, I am losing my grip!”

There went the lightbulb, and the Holy Spirit in His gentle manner spoke and said, “It’s about time; I’ll take over from here.”

WOW! Can I say that again? WOW! As long as I tried to keep a grip on the situations and on the ministry God had entrusted to me, I lacked dependence on Him. Venting my frustrations was my way of keeping in control. God was waiting for me to let go of it all and let Him handle it.

In my desperation, I received a breakthrough. The lightbulb — His Light — came on, and the weight was lifted off my shoulders.

The battle is the Lord’s, not mine. The ministry is the Lord’s, not mine. I am a steward over what He has given me, but my dependence has to remain on God.

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7, NKJV).

The problem is that we attach strings to our cares. We cast them on God, but we hang on to that string. As long as we are hanging on to something, we feel more confident that God will work. The fact is, God works better without you hanging on to the string. I challenge you to lose your grip and place your life and circumstances completely within His grip.

— Danny and Sonya Cheney pastor Rogers First Assembly in Rogers, Ark.



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