Enjoying the Journey

The end of the year is often a reflective time. Dr. Frank Sells, one of my favorite Bible teachers, used to warn us of becoming “morbidly introspective.” If our reflection concentrates on us it is likely to become pretty discouraging! Our failures. Our burdens. Our disappointments. The right reflection will cause us to look to the Lord, to consider His goodness and His faithfulness. A few days ago God directed my attention to a lesser known passage written by Moses. (There was a man who knew something by experience about transitions!) The children of Israel stood at the brink of a new season, on the verge of all God had for them, when he said, “But the land, whither ye…

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It was a joy to be with our church family tonight in the last hours of 2014.  We came to the Lord’s table together and our hearts were turned toward the Lord Jesus and what He has done for needy sinners.  Sinners like me. The end of another year brings reflection and remembrances.  The beginning of another lends itself to rededication’s and resolutions.  While there is nothing wrong with either, both must lead us to Christ.  As I look back on the last twelve months I am overwhelmed with my own failures.  The best of intentions and unfulfilled promises.  Sound familiar? If you are not careful such thoughts can lead to morbid introspection and despair. Here is a better thought:…

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