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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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February 14, 2013 - Family Worship Pays

By Alice Reynolds Flower

"And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up" (Deuteronomy 6:6,7, KJV).

Nothing indicates the feebleness of modern piety more than the absence of family worship from so many Christian homes. In permitting the falling away — on account of the great rush of our modern life — Christians are being involved in a loss far greater than many of them realize. Many families are awakening to the conviction that the family altar is not only a duty and privilege, but a blessing to the home and to the church.

Many a child or older person has been kept from yielding to temptation under the memories of the morning and evening prayer at the home altar. It impresses the children at an age when impressions are most lasting. It brings God into the home life in a positive and lasting manner. It gives eternal things importance, and thrusts back the trivial follies and fashions of the world where they belong.

The members of the family are bound together as they would not otherwise be, and the precious memories of the worship hour linger while life lasts. There is a spirit of obedience that would not otherwise exist.

The best image of heaven this earth can afford is found when a household is gathered to learn God's will from His Holy Word, to raise voices in song or praise in honor of His name, and to hold sweet communion with Him in united prayer. Every family can thus breathe the air of heaven every day, and keep filled with the Spirit of God all the way home to glory.

— Adapted from "Family Worship Pays" by Alice Reynolds Flower, originally published in the September 28, 1952, Pentecostal Evangel.

 

 

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