This week as I went through my files I came across a message I sent out to my Newsletter readers dated October 12, 2002. In the message I said:”A few weeks ago I started sending daily e-mails to friends and family. This “Thought for Today” is composed of a daily scripture and comments. We now have a membership of 30. If you are interested, contact me.”
After reading that message I decided to see how much we had grown in 8 years. Well, I shocked myself when I added up the 8 groups to find a total of 327 participants. I really enjoy this ministry because I am communicating with some wonderful individuals. I firmly believe the following Scripture: “But my life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus— the work of telling others the God News about God’s wonderful kindness and love.” (Acts 20:24)
Below is the “sample” Message I sent out that day to persuade the readers of the Newsletter to sign up for the daily devotional.
“For God did not give us a spirit of craven, cringing fear, but He has given us a spirit of power and of love and a calm and well-balanced mind with discipline and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
COMMENT: When Jairus was told that his daughter had died, Jesus told him to “FEAR NOT, ONLY BELIEVE” (Luke 8:50) Today He has the same message for us Christians. Let us continually remind ourselves that one of the wonderful attributes of our blood-bought Salvation is SAFETY. We do not fear the sniper plaguing the D.C. Area, Saddam Hussein, or the terrorists. Since Almighty God is for us, who can be against us?
WISE SAYING: FEAR TOLERATED IS FAITH CONTAMINATED
Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire