Friday, July 3, 2020

HYMN OF THE WEEK, FRIDAY JULY 3rd, “CLOSE TO THEE!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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JULY 3rd, 2020
“CLOSE TO THEE!”
Ruth 2:8
Then Boaz said to Ruth, ‘You will listen, my daughter, will you not? Do not go to glean in another field, nor go from here, but stay close by my young women.’

It is hard to make a list of beloved hymns without encountering Fanny J. Crosby. This blind little lady composed well over 8,000 hymns and poems in her life. It is sad that many churches never sing these songs anymore. They are the losers!

As I think about the life of Fanny J. Crosby I am humbled. With her physical limitations she expressed her longing to be more and more like the Master she served. This hymn seems to highlight her aim to draw closer to Him.

In today’s Scripture, Boaz instructed Ruth to stay near the women who worked for him. He was her kinsman redeemer even though she did not know it. Christ is our Kinsman Redeemer and we know it because the Bible tells us so. Are we like Fanny J. Crosby having a desire to be closer to Him?

CLOSE TO THEE

1. Thou my everlasting portion,
More than friend or life to me,
All along my pilgrim journey,
Savior, let me walk with Thee.
 
Refrain:Close to Thee, close to Thee,
Close to Thee, close to Thee;
All along my pilgrim journey,
Savior, let me walk with Thee.
 
2. Not for ease or worldly pleasure,
Nor for fame my prayer shall be;
Gladly will I toil and suffer,
Only let me walk with Thee.
 
Refrain:Close to Thee, close to Thee,
Close to Thee, close to Thee;
All along my pilgrim journey,
Savior, let me walk with Thee.
 
3. Lead me through the vale of shadows,
Bear me o’er life’s fitful sea;
Then the gate of life eternal
May I enter, Lord, with Thee.
 
Refrain:Close to Thee, close to Thee,
Close to Thee, close to Thee;
All along my pilgrim journey,
Savior, let me walk with Thee.
 
Enjoy this free inspirational video of, “Close to Thee” by going to: http://www.gloryscapes.com/closetothee/
Close To Thee - GloryScapes Quietness 2 from GloryScapes on Vimeo.
May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

- - - Pastor Cecil

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

THURSDAY JUNE 2nd, “THE PATH TO PEACE!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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JUNE 2nd, 2020
“THE PATH TO PEACE!”
Philippians 4:6-7
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

At times it seems the chief goal of nations is to find a path to peace. That search continues until one nation becomes stronger than others and then adopts an attitude of dominance rather than seeking peace. To that nation, peace would come as other nations yield to its dominant position.
In all their efforts, neither nations nor individuals find peace in achieving rank or position. In fact, the search for peace more often than not leads to conflict and frustration. More never seems to be enough!
Looking at God’s pattern for attaining peace we find the solution in today’s scripture. It begins with ridding ourselves of anxiety. How do we do that? By bringing all of our requests to the Lord and allowing Him to answer our needs.
We find the path to peace when we thank the Lord for His provisions before we ever receive them. That is why we can honestly and sincerely pray that His will be done —not ours. He alone knows what we really need. He is our path to peace!  
May God richly bless you by your words and actions! 
- - - Pastor Cecil

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

WEDNESDAY JULY 1st, “SUFFER FOR THE RIGHT REASON!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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JULY 1st. 2020
“SUFFER FOR THE RIGHT REASON!”
1 Peter 3:17
“For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.”

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we are going to experience periods of suffering in our days here on earth. There are some teachers and preachers who try to convince their listeners that only good things come to those who trust (and send in a generous offering).

Jesus prayed for all of His disciples (including us) that His Father not take us out of the world, but be with us in the world. All of His disciples suffered terribly here on earth, but oh, what peace and comfort awaited them as they were welcomed into paradise.

Suffering in and of itself is not worthy of praise. We can be the source of our own suffering and it certainly is not worthy of praise. We might truthfully say that we can endure suffering and be a blessing, or we can cause suffering and be a pain!

The question arises then, what are we suffering for? Are we the cause of our own suffering, or is the Lord allowing us to shine forth as bright lights in the midst of our suffering? I want to be on God’s side suffering for the right reason!

May God richly bless you by your words and actions!
- - - Pastor Cecil
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

TUESDAY JUNE 30, “ENDURE THE PAIN!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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JUNE 30, 2020
“ENDURE THE PAIN!”
Matthew 5:11
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

I once had a man from my congregation make an appointment to talk with me. He came to our home and we enjoyed a light lunch before going into my office. Out of the clear blue I heard these words: “I hate your guts!”  Wow!  You could have knocked me over with a feather.  Prior to this there did not seem to be any sort of conflict between us, so his statement was an unexpected blow.

With my mind reeling, I prayed silently for God’s wisdom and strength. With as much sincerity as possible I said, “I am so glad that you feel free to share your feelings with me.”  From that incident I would like to suggest a few ways to respond to and love the unlovable:

(1)  Rely on God’s wisdom in dealing with the person.
(2)  Realize that these unlovable people need love—perhaps more than others.
(3)  Remember how unlovable our sins are in God’s sight.
(4)  Rejoice that we are counted worthy to encounter persecution.
(5)  Respond with love rather than retaliate with resentment.

What happened on that Sunday evening so long ago?  We spent time together as he poured out his heart.  As he was leaving he looked me directly in the eye and said, “Pastor, I love you so much!”  Double Wow!  That was certainly a dramatic change from the statement he had declared earlier.  God is so good!

May God richly bless you by your words and actions!
- - - Pastor Cecil
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Monday, June 29, 2020

MONDAY JUNE 29th, “BE ALERT!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VPTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson 
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JUNE 29th, 2020
BE ALERT!
Luke 12:35-36
Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.

One of the major elements in defending against aggression is being on alert at all times. I can still recall the long night hours when I was on alert for any sign of threat to our nation. Thankfully, we were never attacked, but there were many simulated threats to insure our readiness to react.

When you are wide awake and expectant, it is much easier to react quickly and appropriately. When the night hours slip by and your eyes feel like they are filled with sand, it is necessary to react in a professional manner that comes from long hours of training.

In our spiritual walk we never know when the enemy will mount an attack. We can almost be certain that this attack will occur when we are weary and worn. If we have not spent the time in self examination, prayer, and Bible study, we leave ourselves vulnerable to the attack. 

There is one thing we can be sure about: We will meet our Lord face to face. It may be at the moment our eyes close in death or it may be when the trumpet sounds and we are called up to meet the Lord in the air. Either way, we must be on the alert with our lamps burning bright. Are you on the alert?

May God richly bless you by your words and actions!  - - - Pastor Cecil   

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK, SUNDAY, JUNE 28th, “POWER IN PRAISE!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL


MESSAGE OF THE WEEK, SUNDAY, JUNE 28th, “POWER IN PRAISE!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson
         June 28th, 2020

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This is Pastor Cecil A. Thompson and this is the One Year Bible Reading and message for June 28th
2 Kings 13:1-14:29
Acts 18:23-19-12
Psalm 146:1-10 
Proverbs 18:2-3

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“POWER IN PRAISE!”
Psalm 67:5-6
“Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us.”

Prayer

Blessings dear hearts!  Walk with God today and be a blessing! 
- - - Pastor Cecil  
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Saturday, June 27, 2020

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 27th, “GIVE HIM YOUR ALL!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL


MESSAGE OF THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 27th, “GIVE HIM YOUR ALL!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL
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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson
June 27th, 2020

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This is Pastor Cecil A. Thompson and this is the One Year Bible Reading and message for June 27th
2 Kings 10:32-12:21, 
Acts 18:1-22, 
Psalm 145:1-21, 
Proverbs 18:1

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“GIVE HIM YOUR ALL!”
Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

Prayer

Blessings dear hearts!  Walk with God today and be a blessing! 
- - - Pastor Cecil  
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