Enjoying the Journey

Why I Write In A Journal Every Day

By Scott Pauley | February 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

At the end of 2008 I decided that I would try to begin writing in a journal each day.  I am sitting in my study tonight looking back through old journals.  The Lord has been so very good to me.  There have been difficult days, but these pages are filled with the faithfulness of God. For me, writing in a journal each day has been the most helpful daily discipline I have ever followed, outside of prayer and the reading of God’s Word.  David kept a journal.  Read the Psalms.  I have the journal of David Brainerd and George Muller.  People keep a journal for different reasons, but there have been several benefits for me. 1.  A journal helps me…

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8 Words That Have Helped Me Get More Done

By Scott Pauley | February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

We all have 1,440 minutes in a day.  Try as you might, it is impossible to add time!  It is possible, however, to make a wiser investment of the time that you have.  Paul was led of the Holy Spirit to tell us twice about “redeeming the time” ( Eph. 5:16; Col. 4:5). Are you spending your life or investing it? This means more than proper “time management.” Life is about emphasis. A divinely ordered life and ministry will help you place the emphasis on that which is eternal. Order is more than organization. Recently I shared with a group of our youth ministry majors at Crown College 8 simple words that have helped me be a wiser steward of the…

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My Favorite Prayer Quotes

By Scott Pauley | February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today the Lord spoke to my heart again concerning the matter of prayer.  When I think of prayer I think: what a great privilege!  Then I think…what a great failure!  My greatest opportunity is my greatest neglect. Today’s chapel speaker at Crown College, Pastor Steve Kilpatrick, said something that helped me to see my lack of prayer as God sees it.  “Prayerlessness is the pinnacle of pride.  When we fail to pray we essentially say to God, I can handle this on my own.”  So convicting. As I wrote this quote in my Bible, I was reminded of so many prayer truths that I have heard through the years.  God has used them again and again to stir me to…

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Advice for High School Seniors

By Scott Pauley | February 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

The senior year of high school can be both frightening and exciting. I love talking and praying with young people at this stage in life. Following the Lord is a great adventure if you keep your eyes on Him. Here are a few suggestions I like to share with teenagers as they approach graduation and begin the next season of life: 1. Make every decision based on one question: “Is this the will of God?” (Proverbs 3:5-7) Refuse to let anyone pressure you into making a decision until you know God is guiding you. 2. Stay close to your family. – Remember this is a transition for your family too. Family is forever. 3. Develop a more disciplined devotional life…

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A Remedy for Every Fear

By Scott Pauley | February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Google the word phobia.  Fear has reached epidemic proportions.  Millions of Americans live in fear every day.  Worse, many believers have become content with allowing fear to control their lives. The first mention of fear in the Bible is in Genesis 3:10.  Adam and Eve had sinned against God and, because of their sin, are afraid of the very presence of God.  Fear comes because we are now living in a fallen world.  We view everything, including God, differently than the Lord intended when He created us.  From that moment, fear became part of life in a broken world.  Fear is a reality as long as we “live outside of Eden.” I am glad God’s Word on the subject does not end…

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