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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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March 14, 2011 - Scanned and Safe

By Lydia Pate

Deep in the recesses of my computer, my security software roamed to and fro, rooting out and eliminating viruses, stealth programs, spyware and all manner of cyber evil. I watched with fascination as file names whizzed across the screen. I had just initiated a scan of my hard drive. The program scrutinized critical system files and registries, and finally settled on my personal documents. After an unrelenting inspection, it concluded with the message: “Your computer is secure. No action is required.”

I felt relieved. So much of my personal records and work are stored in my computer. A stray virus could do serious damage. I always feel better when a scan confirms my data is safe.

More precious and vital, though, than the safety of my computer is the sanctuary of my heart. With diligence I must nurture my inner person with prayer and reading of God’s Word. With vigilance I must guard my relationship with my Lord. I need His thorough examination. Were it not for His daily protection, I would be vulnerable to attacks from the devil, who seeks to hack into my life and stunt my spiritual growth. When God runs a scan on my heart and action is required, He chastens me with love. To His discipline, I surrender. God is my defense. He has my best interests at heart. He has my back.

My desire is that of Psalm 139:23,24:

“Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong — then guide me on the road to eternal life” (The Message). 

— Lydia Pate is a freelance writer and attends The Bridge Assembly of God in Mustang, Okla.



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