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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 31, 2013 - Essential Information

By Scott McChrystal

"One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles" (Luke 6:12,13, NIV).

Military leadership includes sound and timely decision-making as one of its core principles. Having the essential information and guidance is critical to making the best decisions. Failure in this area may cause unnecessary casualties and even prevent mission accomplishment.

In our personal lives, essential information and guidance are equally necessary. Ironically, we frequently overlook our best source of help — our Heavenly Commander-in-Chief.

In this verse, we learn that Jesus consulted His Father all night before choosing His 12 disciples. Jesus knew the importance of the decision facing Him. He wanted to do His Father's will.

We tend to think all essential information will come from human levels. We can get much help from these sources, but they are no substitute for information directly from the Lord.

Do you know your decisions are important to the Lord? God will provide the essential information and guidance you need as you read His Word and pray.

— 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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