Friday Morning Special 7/25/2014

THE CHRISTIAN ROUTINE

One afternoon a young lady came home with a new dog that she just adored. She fed him, washed him, and played with him every day. But very quickly, the dog developed a bad habit of pulling down the clothes hanging from the clothesline.

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. COLOSSIANS 3:2
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2014/07/23 – Devotional

God’s Love is Infinite
Joni Eareckson Tada
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“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. Love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him.” 1 John 4:16-17

More than grains of sand or stars in the sky–surely that’s how many people have lived on the earth. And that God has loved and continues to love every one is astounding.
How could there be enough divine love to go around? Because we’re touching on such astronomical numbers, perhaps God only loves the world in a general sense.

Not so. God’s love is infinite. Spurgeon defines it this way: “In math, if you divide
an infinite number by any other number, no matter how large, you still get an infinite result. Jesus’ love is infinite, and even though it is divided up for every person on earth, His love is still infinitely poured out on each one of us.” As today’s verse says, love is made complete among us.

That’s enough love to take away your guilt, dissipate your anger, fill up your loneliness, and assure you of heaven. Love so infinite will more than meet your desires and longings. What’s more, His love is for you to give away.

God’s love is like trigonometry, for if you divide love, it will always multiply.
Give love away, and it will always come back to you with its arms full. As someone has said, “Throw it away, empty your pockets, shake the basket, turn the glass upside down, and tomorrow you will have more love than ever.”

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Remember, God’s love may be divided up for an infinite number of people on earth, but because His love is eternal and without end, He can still infinitely pour out His love on you. Just for you.

Lord, you left Your Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite Your grace!

You emptied Yourself of all but love

and bled for Adam’s helpless race!

‘Tis mercy all, immense and free,

For Oh, my God, it found out me.*

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“And Can It Be? The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration, Charles Wesley, Word Music, 1986, page 203.

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An Ordinary Follower of Christ

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AN ORDINARY FOLLOWER OF CHRIST
Mike Cunningham
July 20, 2014

I’m always saddened whenever I read a newspaper article such as the following which reports that,“Disappointed health officials announced Thursday that a nearly 4-year-old Mississippi girl, thought to have been cured of HIV, has detectable levels of the virus.”
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Friday Morning Special 7/18/2014

STAY FOCUSED

The famous 19th-century professor and naturalist Louis Agassiz was once invited to address the members of a learned society. Agassiz declined the invitation for the reason that giving lectures took up too much of the time that he wanted to devote to research and writing. Read more

2014/07/16 – Devotional

PROMISED PEACE

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Once a great violinist named Paganini walked onto the stage to play a concert. All at once he realized something was wrong with his violin. It was not his best, most valuable one. He went backstage to get his best violin and discovered someone had stolen it. What could he do? The audience was waiting for the concert. Quickly, he made a decision and walked out with the inferior violin. He explained to the audience what had happened. Then he said, “I will show you that the music is not in the instrument, but in the soul.” He played as he had never played before. Beautiful music poured out of the instrument. The audience was thrilled, and they clapped so hard the sound almost raised the roof of the concert hall.
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