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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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September 3, 2013 - Read the Manual

By Joseph Parker

"For best results, follow the manufacturer's instructions." We often find such advice in the instruction manual with a purchased item that needs to be assembled. Usually, the one who produced the item or appliance knows better than others how to put it together and/or how it should function or operate properly.

God, our Heavenly Father, is the ultimate "manufacturer," the Maker and Sustainer of all life and all people. He created the world and all that it contains. As both the Creator and Sustainer of life, God knows how our lives are to be lived to the fullest and with the best purpose.

Have you ever heard someone complain, "The problem with life is it doesn't come with an instruction manual"? That's not the case at all. Life's instruction manual is called the Bible. The Bible is the written Word of God, revealing both God's will and His wisdom.

God's Word covers all of life in its counsel. The Bible addresses, whether in direct statement or in principle, everything you will encounter in life. God's Word is the key to all of life.

If God's Word is such an important key to gaining wisdom, believers need to make it their priority to read and meditate on the Word of God, and then apply its principles throughout life.

How about you? Are you getting the most out of your Manufacturer's Manual?

"I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word. I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me" (Psalm 119:101,102, NIV).

— Joseph Parker is the host of The Hour of Intercession on American Family Radio (



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