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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. 12, 2010 - Life-Changing Word

By Dorothy Rugg

“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joint and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12, NASB).

I believe when we read God’s Word, we must pray and ask God to let His Word penetrate our hearts. In essence, we are allowing the Word of God to do surgery on our hearts. Reading God’s Word brings us hope, encouragement, life, joy and peace. But it also should bring change. By studying and learning God’s Word, we grow in the things of God.

A favorite Scripture of mine is, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:11, KJV). But it’s more than just saying this about the Word that makes it true; I must take God’s Word deep into my very being and apply its truths in my life.

For example, you may have a problem with your speech, and you realize the things you are saying do not bring glory to God. You can look to the Word for guidance in how to guard what you say, and speak effectively for God.

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Ephesians 4:29, NIV).

“He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity” (Proverbs 21:23).

Many more Scriptures can help us in every other area of our lives. When we learn these Scriptures and let them become active in our lives we will begin to see God powerfully shape who we are and how we represent Him to others.

— James and Dorothy Rugg live in Dalton, Pa., and pastor Mill City AG.

 

 

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