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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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January 11, 2012 - Frivolous Things

By Gary Rogers

Have you ever found yourself fretting, worrying and fighting about some of the most insignificant things?

I have been married to Paula for 37 years. In our years together, we have had arguments and long, heated debates that have robbed us of the joy of special free time together. In looking back, most of those disagreements dealt with the most insignificant topics.

God doesn’t want us worrying or fretting about the insignificant. In Matthew 6:34, Jesus teaches, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (NIV). And in Luke 12:26 He said, “If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?” (NKJV).

If we can’t change the little things, why should we worry about any of it? Paul explained in Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”

When we view things from God’s perspective, we begin to recognize how we waste a lot of energy being concerned with things that add up to zero. A good test to determine the true importance of something is to ask these questions about it.

Would this be important to Jesus?

How does God’s Word look at this?

Does this have any eternal value?

Could this produce an outcome that might cause someone to miss eternity?

— Gary Rogers is senior pastor of Grand Assembly of God in Chickasha, Okla.

 

 

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