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More to Life

Devotions for Life

Sing And Be Happy!

Ponder: Psalm 9: David’s singing and ours

Scripture: “Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms” (James 5:13 NKJV).

David’s psalms show that both before and during his reign as king of Israel, he endured severe setbacks and
enjoyed smashing successes. Regardless of circumstances, David put his trust in God. Psalm nine
particularly demonstrates his reaction to God’s care for him. We would do well to imitate David in these four


Does Church Really Matter?

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved
the church and gave Himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25).

People say that they can be Christians without being a member of a church. They believe the church is
unnecessary to being a follower of Jesus. Yet the church is so important that Jesus died for it (Ephesians
5:25). “Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it” (I Corinthians 12:27). “His body, which is
the church” (Colossians 1:24b). “And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being
saved” (Acts 2:47b).


Kindness Works

May 20, 2012 “Parade” magazine in the Denver Post had an excellent article entitled “Kindness Works” written by Colin Powell and comes from his book, “It Worked for Me.” Below is a little summary of the article.

Powell stated that many years ago the closing statement of a sermon was “Always show more kindness than
seems necessary, because the person receiving it needs it more than you will ever know.” That statement
stuck with Mr. Powell who then related this account from his life.