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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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Nov. 1, 2010 - Honor His Name

By Scott McChrystal

“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name” (Deuteronomy 5:11, NIV).

Taking the Lord’s name in vain is commonplace among the military. But just because others do, does that mean you have to? God’s Word is clear: We are to honor His name.

More than 30 years ago, an infantry company commander stood in front of his men. Some soldier had stolen a privately owned weapon from another soldier, but no one would step forward and provide any info. In a burst of anger, the officer cursed God’s name in front of the entire formation. The captain was a professing Christian.

Decades later I recall that moment like it was yesterday. Why? I was that young officer. While the Lord has forgiven me, it has made a lasting impression. I love the Lord and want others to love Him as well because of the way I honor Him.

Perhaps you can identify. Starting now, why don’t you ask the Lord for help in doing just that.

— Chaplain Col. (Ret.) Scott McChrystal serves as the military/VA representative for the Chaplaincy Department of the Assemblies of God. Excerpted from Daily Strength for the Battle, Volume 1.



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