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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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April 8, 2013 - Living Victoriously

By Dorothy Rugg

Don't you just love how God's Word challenges us? During my daily Bible reading, I like to ask myself how the passage applies to my life and how I make that truth a part of my everyday living. Consider this example:

"Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will display at the proper time — he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords" (1 Timothy 6:12-15, ESV).

In other words, no matter what struggles we face as followers of Christ, we need to keep on keeping on. We must hang on to hope. And our hope needs to be in God. Because of what Christ accomplished, we can trust God in our everyday living!

Maybe you are thinking, "Well, how can I have hope when my life is falling apart?" Go back and look at how Paul describes Jesus — "the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords."

Our journey of faith is so much more than just reading God's Word; it's receiving it into our hearts and letting God's truth sink deep within us, then coming to fruit in our lives. It all comes from having a relationship with the One who loves us so much.

God's Word tells me that nothing can separate me from His love (Romans 8:31-39). So when hard things come my way, my hope stays focused on Him. Sure, we all have down days, we all go through terrible things, but God is our source and strength forever.

If you are facing a mountain of challenges today, let this prayer from the apostle Paul encourage you:

"I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13, NLT).

Read that prayer again, and insert your name where the word "you" is, and let God's Word encourage you today.

— Dorothy Rugg and husband James live in Dalton, Pa., and pastor Mill City Assembly of God.

 

 

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