God and men see success differently. Christ takes the broken and restores them to gloriousness and beauty.
The Bible changes lives. If read consistently, obeyed fully, and practiced continually, people will be saved, grow in grace, and lead others to Christ.
This devotional is an encouragement, blessing, warning, challenge, and call to action.
Short pithy gems from J.R. Miller
Christ is building His kingdom with earth’s broken things.
Men want only the strong, the successful, the victorious, the unbroken–in building their kingdoms. But God is the God of the unsuccessful, of those who have failed. Heaven is filling with earth’s broken lives, and there is no bruised reed that Christ cannot take and restore to glorious blessedness and beauty. He can take the life crushed by pain or sorrow–and make it into a harp whose music shall be all praise. He can lift earth’s saddest failure–up to Heaven’s glory!
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It is impossible to estimate full influence of the reading of the Word in a home day after day and year after year. It filters into the hearts of the young. It is absorbed into their souls. It colors all their thoughts. It is wrought into the very fiber of their minds. It imbues them with its own spirit. It’s holy teachings become the principles of their lives, which rule their conduct and shape all their actions.
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001