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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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June 6, 2014 - Change Your World

By Gary Rogers

During my years as a youth pastor and as a parent of two teenage girls I never liked to hear the phrase "I'm bored!" My response to this statement has always been, "If you're bored, it's because you are boring!"

The first statement is an attempt to blame someone else for the seemingly negative, do-nothing atmosphere of the moment. The second statement places the responsibility where it should be, with the one making the accusation.

We influence the atmosphere that surrounds us. Excitement, enthusiasm, energy, anticipation, and action can all come to life when we get up off our boredom and change the dull, lazy, dead atmosphere around us into something of value.

Consider the one man who is the answer to the following questions. Who is known as the father of the U.S. postal service, and started it at age 31? Who started the first fire department at age 31? Who at age 36 designed a heating stove that is still in use today? Who invented the lightning rod at age 43? Who invented bifocals at age 79?

He is Benjamin Franklin, who accomplished all of this with only two years of formal education. Franklin is a wonderful example of using time wisely.

"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. … And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men" (Colossians 3:17,23, NKJV).

God has a plan for each of us. It is up to us to evaluate our gifts, abilities, and resources and discover what God wants to accomplish through us. We each have great potential for accomplishing great things for God, if we will change the atmosphere of boredom into one that is thriving with anticipation of fulfilling God's perfect plan.

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

 

 

 

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