Monday, January 21, 2019

TUESDAY “SHOW AND TELL!”; JAN 22, PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, E - VOTIONAL


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Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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January 22, 2019
“SHOW AND TELL!”
Psalm 25:4-5
Show me Your ways, O Lordteach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day.”
                                                                                                           
Much has changed in schools since I was a boy; and no, it was not before the flood when I attended school!  Back in the olden days we used to have "show and tell."  Kids would bring some "treasure" and explain why it was a treasure and not simply junk.

The Psalmist is praying to the Lord in today's Scripture and asking for at least three things. In the passage I have underlined these three words: Showteach, and lead.  Let's look at them.

To show implies vision. It is seeing with our eyes or our senses. I enjoy being around blind people. They do not have optical vision, so they see with their sense of touch, hearing, or smell. Can they see? You better believe they do; often with greater acuity than sighted persons.

As we read God's Word we should ask Him to show us those things that He desires for us to see. This prayer is a willingness to receive the things that are shown.  It may be described as an eagerness to receive what the Lord shows.

The second word, teach, goes beyond merely being shown. We need to be taught whatever will be for our good and God's glory. Many years ago I recall being in a Sunday School class that was taught by a gifted teacher. One of the members of that class was a small man who always wore a smile.  One day, commenting to me in broken English, he said: "It like she open the top of my head and pour the learning inside!"

We need to consider ourselves as students being taught by the Lord. Sitting in a class can be very tedious and hard. The results are what count -- not simply to receive a passing grade, but that it has meaning and purpose from that day forward.

There is another element that is important -- the material.  The Psalmist asks that he be taught the Lord's paths.  It is a request for direction, a map. I know that comes as a shock to you ladies who think that men never stop and ask for directions.  In the spiritual realm we need to have instruction on the path of the Lord.  Without knowing His paths we will certainly become lost.

The last word, but of vital importance, is the word guide.  It means that there is One who knows the way and will go before us to be our Guide.  We might pray for insight to see our need, we might have head knowledge about God's paths, but when we actually hit the trail, we need a guide to be there in the lead.

All this seems so simple you may think I have reverted to those grade school days.  If so, just humor me. This one was for me. I always need to be a child at heart and totally dependent upon my Lord.  My prayer is that I, like David, want to be led by the Lord.
   
Blessings dear hearts!  Walk with God today and be a blessing!
- - - Pastor Cecil

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

MONDAY “GOD’S KIND OF PEOPLE!”; JAN 21, PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, E - VOTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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January 21, 2019
“GOD’S KIND OF PEOPLE!”
2 Peter 3:14
Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless.”
                                                                                                           
Peter has been speaking of the day of the Lord when the heaven and earth would be destroyed with fervent heat and a new heaven and a new earth would appear.  In light of this prophecy of the destruction of things as we know them, he asks this question in verse 11; “What kind of people ought you to be?” 

That is a good question and one we need to ask in our world of conflict, pain and destruction. The future looks increasingly bleak. In light of this, what kind of people should we be?

As I think about this question the word harmony comes to mind.  As I consider the word harmony the word peace comes to mind. In a world where there is bickering, arguing, conflict, fights and war, we need peace and harmony.  It is vital that in the midst of the stormy seas of life we can know peace and live in harmony with those around us. Even those people who sow turmoil and strife! They need to see the peace that passes all understanding of Jesus living in us. 

God has never promised us that He was going to change our world and give us pleasant, darling people to live with.  Don't expect that to happen!  We are stuck with the ones we have.

Jesus prayed to His Father before His crucifixion.  He prayed about you and me.  His prayer was very significant.  He prayed that we not be taken out of the world, but that the Lord would be with us in the world.  Listen to His words in John 17:15-17;“My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.  Sanctify them by the truth; Your Word is truth.”
   
Blessings dear hearts!  May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!
- - - Pastor Cecil

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

MESSAGE SUN 20TH, “WITH CONFIDENCE!” ; PASTOR CECIL A. THOMPSON

MESSAGE SUN 20TH, “WITH CONFIDENCE!” ; PASTOR CECIL A. THOMPSON
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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson
January 20, 2019

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This is Pastor Cecil A. Thompson and this is the One Year Bible Reading and message for January 20th

Genesis 41:17-42:17
  Matthew 13:24-46
Psalm 18:1-15
Proverbs 4:1-6

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“WITH CONFIDENCE!” 
Hebrews 4:14-15
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all pointstempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Prayer

Blessings dear hearts!  May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions! 
- - - Pastor Cecil 

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Friday, January 18, 2019

MESSAGE SAT JAN 19TH“LEADERS CAN’T SAVE!: PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY EVOTIONAL

MESSAGE SAT JAN 19TH“LEADERS CAN’T SAVE!:  PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY EVOTIONAL

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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson
January 19, 2019

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This is Pastor Cecil A. Thompson and this is the One Year Bible Reading and message for January 19th

Genesis 39:1-41:16
  Matthew 12:46-13:23
Psalm 17:1-15
Proverbs 3:33-35

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“LEADERS CAN’T SAVE!” 
John 3:31
He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.

Prayer

Blessings dear hearts!  May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions! 
- - - Pastor Cecil 

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

FRIDAY THERE IS A FOUNTAIN!”; January 18, Pastor Cecil A. Thompson, DAILY-E-VOTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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January 18, 2019
“THERE IS A FOUNTAIN!”
John 4:13-14
Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,  but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.’”

Not only is Olympia, Washington the State Capital, but there is also another significant claim to fame. In the 400 block of 4thAvenue is an artesian well.  People are able to fill containers of this pure cool water. It is a fountain flowing freely.

The composer of this week’s hymn is William Cowper. He was born in England in the year 1731. He suffered many personal losses during his early years that caused him much mental anguish. Loss after loss of those that were close brought him to the brink of despair.

Through all of his ordeals the Lord kept drawing him. He finally received Jesus as his personal Savior and began writing hymns and poetry. It is fascinating that he lived in a small house just behind the home of his pastor, John Newton, who wrote the wonderful hymn, Amazing Grace. Thank the Lord for the fountain of redeeming blood that cleanses us from all of our sin.

THERE IS A FOUNTAIN 

1. There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel's veins  
And sinners plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains

2. The dying thief rejoiced to see, that fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he, wash all my sins away

3. Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood, shall never lose its power
Till all the ransomed church of God, are saved, to sin no more

4. For since by faith I saw the stream, Thy flowing wounds supply
Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die

5. When this poor lisping, stammering tongue, lies silent in the grave
Then in a nobler, sweeter song, I'll sing thy power to save

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Blessings dear hearts! May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!
- - - Pastor Cecil

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THURSDAY “GUILTY WITHOUT CAUSE!”; January 17, Pastor Cecil A. Thompson, DAILY-E-VOTIONAL


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Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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January 17, 2019
“GUILTY WITHOUT CAUSE!”
Matthew 5:11
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
                                                                                                           
We once had a neighbor in a housing development who was convinced we had reported her shabby and unkempt yard to the manager. She demanded to know why we had not talked to her directly instead of reporting her. Since I had not mentioned anything to anyone about her yard I was dumbfounded by her accusation. Try as we might, we were never able to convince that woman that we had not complained. 
We remained neighbors for a year or so following that episode.  It made no difference what we did, she considered us her enemies. It  soon became evident that we were not the only ones who were the objects of our neighbor's bitterness.  She lacked joy in her life and made those around her unhappy as well.
In reading the book of Job we know that he also faced false accusations from his so-called friends.  It became one of his many trials and ordeals.  But there is an interesting element in the entire incident. After God had appeared and Job had confessed questioning Him, the Lord dealt with the self-righteous accusers.
In Chapter 42 we read that God required Job's accusers to make sacrifices before Him and then go to Job and he would pray for them.  In verse 8 we read these words: “My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly.” Let’s be that type of forgiving person.
Blessings dear hearts!  May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!
- - - Pastor Cecil

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WEDNESDAY “LET ME EXPAND!”' January 16, Pastor Cecil A. Thompson, DAILY-E-VOTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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January 16, 2019
“LET ME EXPAND!”
1 Chronicles 4:10a
And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, ‘Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me.’”
                                                                                                           
Have you ever poured out your heart to the Lord asking that He would enlarge your territories?  Are you content to creep toward retirement when you could be catapulted into creative ministry?

From time to time people that I have not seen for awhile will ask me how I am enjoying retirement.  I have to laugh since I am more active in ministry now than at any other time: Pastoring a small congregation, writing Daily-E-Votionals that are emailed worldwide, authoring several books, counseling, and other ministries as they arise. I just do what God sets before me to do. 

Several years ago I began to pray the prayer of Jabez.  I cannot begin to describe how the Lord has answered this prayer.  Not only has He given me a worldwide ministry, He keeps opening new doors.

I challenge you to join in praying this prayer of Jabez.  Let the Lord God give you a unique ministry that will be designed by Him just for you.  I can assure you right now that you will never want to retire!
   
Blessings dear hearts!  May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!
- - - Pastor Cecil

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