Rhons Inspiartion Station Looks Forward Today
Today’s a brand new era, Lord. Help me to really look forward to it AMEN !
This article is definitely one that will inspire you to look forward….Rhon
Chuck Lawrence is the minister at Christ Temple Church in Huntington, West Virginia. He’s also, an accomplished musician and songwriter. In the 1980’s he wrote “He Grew the Tree,” which won a variety of accolades, including several Dove Awards. Barbara Mandrel recorded the sacred song about Calvary, which spoke of God nurturing the very tree that would become the old rugged cross.
He referred to Philippines 3:13, which says we are to forget those things that are behind us. “I believe that means even the good things. I In 1980 I wrote “He Grew the Tree” but it’s not supposed to be my pinnacle. God wants us to look forward with anticipation to each new day.”
Chuck’s words gave me pause. The 1980′ were banner years for me too. I wrote for en home-magazines, where my byline was featured. Now, given the many changes in the publishing industry, I’m hard-pressed to find even one of my own articles. Chuck was urging me to look forward- not to yesterday, but to now, glorious today.
…….. Today’s a brand-new era, Lord Help me to really look forward to it…
The most obvious source of godly wisdom is the Bible. You cannot think of a question or life circumstance about which God’s Word is silent. His principles for right character, conduct, and conversation apply to every situation and decision confronting human beings.
We’re all able to recall times when we didn’t respond wisely. Those incidents can be traced back to one of two possibilities—either we didn’t know a certain biblical principle or we knew the principle that applied but chose to ignore or violate it. To ensure that we’ are familiar with God’s standards and the importance of following them, we’ve got to dig into His Word.
For example, suppose that you walk into the office and a coworker verbally assaults you with undeserved blame for a costly mistake. Your flesh and the world would have you respond in kind with anger and malice. But Luke 6:27-29 offers a different approach, that might go something like this: “Is there anything else? Thank you for telling me how you feel” (spoken gently).
Knowledge comes from learning biblical principles; wisdom has to do with applying them. The Lord cautions us to keep His Word in our heart and in our heads so that we will heed His instructions (Ps. 119:11; Prov. 8:33).
Wisdom is acquired as we pursue the Christian life—absorbing Scripture, doing what it says, and observing the result, which is for our good even when consequences appear less than favorable. Special classes aren’t required; God simply wants obedient hearts and a willing spirit.