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Inspiration Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim

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by Jim Hughes

CrossPs. 119:52 I meditate on your age-old laws; O LORD, they comfort me.

Are you a New or Old Testament student? If you are like I was when I was younger, you rarely delve into the Old Testament. For most, the only Old Testament they really spend much time with are those passages that speak of heroes of the faith and passages that are familiar from Sunday School days. There are many parts of the Old Testament that are rarely visited, if ever.

There for a while in my life, I just couldn’t bring myself to spend time in the Old Testament. I knew that it was important because God put it there, but I felt it wasn’t for me. I was never one to be into history too much; I was always more interested in the present than the past. However, once I did take the time and leap into the Old Testament, I began to discover the great treasures that the Lord had for me there. Much of what we learn about God is found there.

Without the historical perspective of the Old Testament, our concept of God is incomplete and distorted. It is there that God reveals himself as one who is holy. It is there that we learn about God’s justice and mercy. It is there that we begin to grasp just how much God loves us and seeks to care for those who put their trust in Him. It is there where we discover that God is just and will not let us get away with sin. It is there where we are exposed to God’s great power. It is there where we discover that God uses broken vessels, just like us, for His purposes and glory. It is there where we discover most of God’s precious promises. It is there where God establishes the boundaries of holy living.

There is great comfort in meditating on God’s laws. Each one is a testimony of God ‘s love for us as they show us the way to God. God reminds us through the law that He desires a relationship with us. He shows us the pathway to holiness so that we can draw near to God. He exposes our sins and shows us just how much we need a Savior.

If you are not reading the whole counsel of God’s Word, you are starving your soul of necessary food for a healthy soul.
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About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

Inspirational Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim

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by Jim Hughes

CrossPs. 119:49-50 Remember your promise to me, for it is my only hope. Your promise revives me, it comforts me in all my troubles.

It is okay to ask the Lord to remember His promises to you. When you are reminded of a promise of God, tell the Lord what He said He would do for you, trust Him to keep His word, and then act like you believe it. It’s one thing to know God’s promises, it’s a totally different thing to stand on them. I suspect that most of us don’t want to believe that God will do what He has promised; for if were to believe it, it would move us out of our comfort zones. We like to believe in God in a certain way. We don’t want Him to act in less than a predictable way. We get uneasy when God acts outside the box of our experiences or expectations.

When we consider God’s promises, we need to be discerning. Not every promise of God in the Scriptures are for us to claim and stand on. There are some things that God promised to the nation of Israel that do not apply to us. Owning every promise of God as our own can lead us into wrong doctrine and very frustrated Christian living. When God does not give us what He promised to the Israelites, doubt and confusion can set in. God always keeps His word to us. We just need to make sure that what we are asking God to do is what He has promised to do for us.

God never makes a promise to us that goes contrary to the Word. If it is not in the Word or backed up by the Word, then what we claim to be from God cannot be from God. He never makes a promise that is inconsistent with who He is. He never promises us anything that is not permitted within the boundaries of His holiness.

The promises of God fill a great need in our lives. When we stand on the promises we have renewed strength for living. There is no situation in life that is not helped by God’s promises if were to but believe and trust. God’s promises give us hope, they revive our souls, and they comfort us in our times of trouble.
C Through Marriage

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

Inspirational Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim

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CrossPs. 119:47-48 How I delight in your commands! How I love them! I honor and love your commands. I meditate on your principles.

Do you like to be told what to do? I don’t know of anyone who does. We want to be in control of our lives and do things our way. After all, it’s our right to do so, right? Well, maybe. God gives us the freedom to choose what we want to do, with the understanding that with choice comes responsibility. We have to answer to Him for the choices we make.

If you delight yourself in God’s Word, your choices will be clear and you will not consider them to be burdensome. When we see God’s Word as our lifeline to Him, we approach it differently. Taking time to spend in the Word becomes something we really love to do. Life just isn’t right when we aren’t into the Word. We find in the Word, God. We discover in the Word the way to God. We welcome with open hearts the Word into our hearts. We don’t dread obeying God; instead, we eagerly strive to put into practice what God shows us as we study and meditate on the Word.

We honor God’s Word by the way we live. We hold the Word up in high esteem. We look to the Word for wisdom and guidance. We trust what God reveals to us. We do not try to alter it in any way or accommodate it to fit what we want it to say. We honor it by the prominence we give it in our lives.

We meditate on its principles. We don’t just read them and move on; we spend time mulling them over in our minds. We think about ways in which we can apply them to life. We marvel at their relevance. We measure ourselves by them and adjust our living accordingly.

You will delight yourself in God’s Word if you truly love the Lord. If you find yourself neglecting the Word or taking it lightly, you need to re-examine your love for God.

C Through Marriage

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

Inspirational Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim

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CrossPs. 119:45-46 I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments. I will speak to kings about your decrees, and I will not be ashamed.

In the Word we have freedom. If we allow it, God’s commandments free us from our sinfulness. When we obey God, we are not bound by our self-destructive and harmful ways. We no longer are bent on making ourselves the center of the universe. “Looking out for number one” takes on a new meaning for us. We quickly discover that the more we obey the Lord, the more we want to. Talking about God and His Word becomes our passion and not our shame. We want others to know what God says so that they too may find freedom.

To be devoted to the commandments of God means that we make it a regular habit of our lives to be into God’s Word to discover what He says and then we strive to put it into practice. We can never know what God says by staring at the covers of our Bibles. We won’t know what God says unless we read the whole counsel of God’s Word. There are things to hear from God in every book of the Bible and wise are those who seek them out.

If we are not regularly into the Word, we will become prisoners of sin. We cannot overcome sin without the aid of God. He clearly tells us how we must live. He clearly tells us what is sin. He clearly warns us of the consequences of sin and how we can stay out of its clutches. The more we understand God’s commandments, the more desire we will have to not disobey them. There is nothing more liberating than to live life God’s way.

When we are in the Word, we have something of value to say. We have something worth sharing with everyone. When the Word has a hold of us, we will not be concerned about who a person may appear to be on the outside; we will be concerned about what he is on the inside. A devotion to God’s Word compels us and gives us boldness to be witnesses for Him. We won’t be ashamed to be known as a follower of Christ.

Are you walking in the freedom of God’s Word today?
C Through Marriage

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

Inspirational Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim

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CrossPs. 119:43,44 Do not snatch your word of truth from me for my only hope is in your laws. I will keep on obeying your law forever and forever.

We have no hope apart from God’s truth. It there is no absolute truth that flows from an absolute God, we have absolutely nothing. There is absolutely nothing apart from God that gives us any cause to hope. As King Solomon put it so well, “Meaningless, meaningless, all is meaningless.” Life is nothing more than a chasing after an uncatchable wind.

The more we strive to obey God’s law, the more secure our hope becomes. We soon discover with a growing confidence that indeed it is Truth and apart from it there is no truth. There is no shortcut when it comes to discovering Truth. We must spend the time and careful thought that is needed for us to gain understanding. We must be consistently into the Word of God. We cannot know God’s revealed truth any other way.

When we discern truth we must be committed to obeying it for as long as we live. Righteous living doesn’t just happen. We must make obeying God the number one priority of our lives. We must determine in our hearts that we will not take away from, or add to, God’s Word. We must make it our life goal, to live by the Word of God and not veer off its path.

To not obey God’s Word is not an option for the child of God. We cannot stay in fellowship with God if we ignore His Word. There is no hope for our souls if we don’t submit to God’s Word and His authority over us. We cannot have faith and determine for ourselves how we are going to live. We cannot adjust the Word to our liking. It’s God’s way or no way.
C Through Marriage

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

Inspiration Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim

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by Jim Hughes

CrossPs. 119:35 Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.

We need help don’t we? We don’t always live by God’s Word. We tend to forget, neglect, ignore, or downright refuse to obey what God tells us to do. We struggle with living by God’s Word because we want to do things the easy way or we want to satisfy our own pleasures. We think sometimes that God’s Word is too demanding. We chose what we want to do and ignore the rest. Whatever we may think about God, we find it hard to want to obey Him. Therefore, we must seek the Lord’s help. We are at war with our sinful thoughts and desires and we must have God’s help if we are going to obey Him. The Psalmist said, “MAKE ME WALK ALONG THE PATH OF YOUR COMMANDS.” We need to pray the same prayer. We must have God’s help if we are going to obey Him.

Why do we need to obey the Lord? Because that is where happiness is found. God’s way is the only way to true happiness. The joy we get from obeying God has staying power. We find in obedience peace with God. We find satisfaction of soul that is not found anywhere else. We find that as we obey Him we want to obey Him. Our desire for Him increases. We see through obedience gratitude for God’s blessings.

When we don’t obey God, nothing goes right with us. We are miserable as we try to squelch our convictions. Guilt and shame plague us because we know better and choose to disobey God anyway. We are restless day and night because peace eludes us. If we continue in our disobedience our health begins to be affected by it as well as our relationships with the people in our lives. When we get what we want out of life we are never satisfied because the ways of sin are nothing but empty promises of happiness.

“Lord, make me to walk along the path of your commands. I don’t always want to do it, but I must if I am going to live rightly before You. Lord, make me do it for my soul’s sake. Keep me off the path of sin and on the path of righteousness. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
C Through Marriage

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

Inspirational Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim

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CrossPs. 119:29 Keep me from lying to myself, give me the privilege of knowing your law.

Reread today’s Scripture. How might we lie to ourselves? One thing we tend to do is to think we are better off spiritually than we really are. We look at others and compare ourselves to them. We realize that we are better than many and become convinced that we are alright with God. We believe that the Bible is true and we might even read it and pray. We might be involved in various ministries in the church. We see ourselves in a good light.

But, what does God say about us? Are we really living holy lives before God? As we read and hear the Word can we honestly say that we are like that, doing that? Can we? God commands us to be holy and holiness is living free from sin. It is having godly thoughts, speaking in godly ways, acting in godly ways. No one can say that they have arrived and have no room for improvement in their walk with the Lord. No one who sees himself through the eyes of the Lord can do anything but be humbled before Him and recognize his need for God.

It is a privilege to have at our disposal God’s Word. Some of us have several copies of it in our homes. We are blessed with the opportunity to not only become aware of God’s law, but to know it. We have no excuse for not knowing how the Lord wants us to live. Our ignorance is nothing but our laziness. We must be actively spending time in the Word so we can know how to live. We must meditate on it and discover ways to apply it to life. If you are too busy to spend in the Word, you are too busy and your priorities are in the wrong place.

Be honest with yourself today. What sin are you struggling with? Have you sought God’s help with it? Have you confessed it and made a determination to overcome it? Have you struggled and failed with it so often that you have quit trying? The Lord wants you to know today that there is victory for you in Jesus. He wants you to keep on trying. He wants you to call on Him and let Him help you. Dear friend, don’t give up. Confess your sins. The Lord knows them and He knows how hard it is for you. Resolve to let Him help you get a handle on them. You CAN do it with Christ’s help.

It is a privilege to get to know the law of God. Not everyone has the opportunity that you have to learn how to live a life that pleases God. God makes it clear in His Word what our sins are so that we can deal with them at Calvary. There is no excuse for not knowing what our sins are. There is no excuse for not seeking His forgiveness and living a holy life.
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About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

Inspirational Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim

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by Jim Hughes
CrossPs. 119:28 I weep with grief, encourage me by your word.

I believe it’s pretty safe to say that you know what it is like to weep with grief. It is a human experience we all go through. It might be the loss of a loved one due to death, a broken relationship, watching someone you care deeply about self-destruct because of sinful choices, overwhelming circumstances that control you and you can’t regain control over them, the loss of something valuable to you that you can’t prevent from happening, or something else going on in your life. Whatever the situation may be, it is common for us to suffer grief. We sense the hopeless and helplessness of our situation and there is nothing we can do but weep over it. It is life.

When times of grief come, there is only one lasting way to deal with it. We must go to the Word of God and let the Comforter minister to our hurting soul. In the Word we discover there is a way out of our grief. We discover there is One who can help us. We discover that we are not alone in our sufferings, that there is nothing we go through that has not been gone through before and that we can make it through because others have. We discover that as we meditate on the Word and draw near to the Lord of the Word, He draws near to us. We discover that we can do all things through Christ who is able to deliver us.

When grief floods your soul, don’t wallow in its misery. Flee to the Word of God and let the Spirit guide you into its truths. Let God remind you that He is your Immanuel and that because He is with you, everything is going to be alright. The Lord will encourage you by His Word if you but let Him. Spending quality and quantity time in the Word opens up heaven’s doors and the Lord of heaven floods our souls. Let the Lord soothe your grieving heart as you meditate upon His wondrous promises.
C Through Marriage

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

Inspiration Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim by Jim Hughes

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CrossPs. 119:9 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word and following its rules.

How can anyone stay pure? Note first of all that the question is not, “How can a young person become pure?” nor is it, “Can a young person even be pure?”. We are made pure before God the moment we accept Jesus as our Savior. Jesus forgives all of our sins and makes us pure before God. In Christ the old nature that causes us to sin is changed into the new nature that causes us to want to not sin. We desire to please God and live under His guidance and influence.

We stay pure by obeying God’s Word and following its rules. Our unwillingness to do it hinders our growth and discolors our souls. Every time we disobey God we put a chink in our armor of purity. Disobedience darkens our soul. It impacts our relationship with God. It pulls us away from God and the farther we get from God, the less pure we become. In fact, if we are not trying to live by God’s Word, we do not have pure hearts before God; we are not His children.

In order for us to remain pure we must obey God’s Word. We must purposely strive to know God’s Word and obey it. We can’t put into practice what we don’t know. So, we must constantly stay connected with the Word. We must read it, meditate upon it, and ask the Lord to help us live it out. We won’t be able to perfectly do it, but we will be able to do it more than we won’t. Our ability to live in obedience is directly connected to the effort and time we put into studying the Word. There is no sugarcoating it. In order to stay pure before God, we must invest our lives in His Word. We must strive daily to put into practice what we know and seek to learn more.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God, both now and in eternity.
C Through Marriage

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

Inspirational Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim by Jim Hughes

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CrossPs. 118:24 This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

We don’t know what is going to be in our day. For some of us, there will be great blessings from God. For some of us, there will be great difficulty or even suffering. For some of us, there will be much opposition to our faith. Some of us will experience ridicule because of our faith. Some of us will face unexpected circumstances that will throw us for a loop.

The attitude we have before we get started on our day will determine how we face whatever we may encounter today. If we are determined to be positive and praise the Lord no matter what, we will have a great day. If we are not determined to see opportunities to praise Him, we will probably not have such a great day. Each day is a gift from the Lord. He gives us life and the opportunity to live it to the fullest. He wants us to have fun as we go through our day. He wants us to see good in all things. The enjoyment we gets from today is directly related to our ability to praise the Lord. There are lessons to learn today. There are things we must go through to grow stronger in our faith. There are things we must do and say as a witness for Him. There are things we will face that require us to go through by faith and not by sight.

The choice is yours to make. You can have a great day in the Lord by being thankful and rejoicing in it, or you can have a lousy day by letting circumstances dictate how you feel. Don’t let your experiences determine whether or not you will rejoice. Be determined before you even start your day that you WILL rejoice and be glad in it.
C Through Marriage

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.
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