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Wind Chimes

Text: “‘For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.’ Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. ‘Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened'” (1 Peter 3:12-14).

Sometimes, in writing, one can improve on the words of others. Sometimes not. I recently read the following thought which seems to say it just right, and I cannot improve. “Do you have wind chimes at your house? The next time you face a storm, listen carefully. Along with the howling wind, you might hear a beautiful sound from the chimes. They are making music in the midst of a storm. That is a parable of our lives. In the face of the greatest storms of our lives, we can make beautiful music.”


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Grow Or Die

1 Peter 2:2 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby”

Growth in our knowledge of God and his word is evidence of our desire to please him as we seek that better country, the heavenly home (Heb. 11:16). It is of vital importance that we understand that the entire life of a child of God is one of spiritual growth from beginning to end.


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Encourage The Doer

“Therefore, encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing” (1 Thess. 5:11).

Serving the Lord has its own reward, but if there is no sign among the body of Christian’s good works, that “doer” may become discouraged or lose confidence. Some individuals see the very lifting of spirits as part of the Word and they are blessed, but there remains in most humans the need to be noticed.


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