Archive for September, 2010

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“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. . . . .” (Romans 12:2)


COMMENT: Dear Saints, I often talk about some of my character flaws, but today I want to tell you about a “victory”! When I first became a Christian I read a booklet that told me to start sitting in the front of the church so I would not be distracted by others. Well, as time went on, I realized there was another reason to take a front seat. . . . . I need a lot of room when I worship the Lord. A couple of months ago a new couple joined our Church and one Sunday morning I walked up the aisle to see “my space” occupied by the newcomers. I was pleased that my response was calm as I took a seat across the aisle. I was pleased because I know that if the same situation had taken place a few years ago, my self-centeredness would have been on display.
I’m sure I would not have said anything to the couple, but I am positive that I would have made it my business to arrive early the next Sunday and “reclaim” my seat. The “squatters” haven’t been in church for several Sundays but I have respected their “territory” by leaving it empty. If, in the future, someone decides to preempt my current “abode”, I thank God that I will react in the same godly manner I just told you about.
SCRIPTURE STUDY:1 Corinthians 13:4 – 7
WISE SAYING: ANGER IS ONE LETTER SHORT OF DANGER!

Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire

“WITH THE LOVE OF GOD, WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD” 

“Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.” (Psalm 32:11)

COMMENT: Are you ready for another adventure into the 1940’s? Well, as I have previously mentioned, in my day, we had many songs that were encouraging and uplifting. One of those is called “Sunny Side of the Street”. (Actually, this song came out in the 30’s during the Great Depression. Come to think about it, it may very well be apropos for 2010.) Here are a couple of lines: “Get your hat and get your coat. Leave your worries on the doorstep. Just direct your feet to the sunny side of the street. I used to walk in the shade with the blues on parade. But I’m not afraid, I’m a rover, who’s crossed over.” Of course this kind of thinking helps a person have a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). Well that may be fine for the world, but it is not sufficient for us Christians. The Bible tells us that it rains on the just and the unjust. (Matt; 5:45); those who just have PMA can only depend on themselves when those storms of life occur. However, Children of God have the all-loving, all-powerful and ever-present Lord to depend upon. However, we can learn a few things from that secular song. In Matthew 6:25 Jesus commands us not to worry. Our “sunny side of the street” is to walk in the Light. . . . Jesus is the Light of the world.

SCRIPTURE STUDY:John 1:6-13

WISE SAYING: MAN’S WAY LEADS TO A HOPELESS END — GOD’S WAY LEADS TO AN ENDLESS HOPE.

WISE SONG LYRIC: NO MATTER THE STORMS THAT COMES MY WAY. NO MATTER THE TRIALS THAT I MAY FACE, YOU PROMISED THAT YOU WOULD SEE ME THROUGH, SO I WILL TRUST IN YOU.

Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire Please visit my Wisdom Blog by clicking below: www.wisdom4u.wordpress.com Gene McGuire
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