Wednesday, May 22, 2019

WEDNESDAY MAY 22nd, “TRUE VALUE!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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MAY 22, 2019
“TRUE VALUE!”
Luke 12:6-7
"Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.”

Whenever I read today’s Scripture, I have to ask if the hairs of our head are numbered before or after we lose most of them? That is meant to be humorous, but I know that the words are intended to show just how intimately the Lord knows us.

I love birds and enjoy a varied collection of birds that visit the feeders I have for them outside my window. Some of these precious creatures have become accustomed to me and stay close when I fill their feeding stations.   

It always bothers me when I hear Christians speak as if the Lord was not aware of the details of their lives. Perhaps our problem is that we lack a proper understanding of God’s Word. From Genesis to Revelation we read of God’s intimate knowledge of us and our surroundings. In Psalm 139 we read: “You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O LORD.”
The next time you are tempted to feel alone and abandoned by the Lord, start looking around for the nearest sparrow (or any other bird). The Lord knows that bird by name and cares for it. If He does that, be assured that He will also take care of you.
Blessings dear hearts.  May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!  - - - Pastor Cecil
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

TUESDAY MAY 21st, “HEED THE CALL!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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May 21, 2019
“HEED THE CALL!”
Revelation 3:2
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God.

Back in the 1950’s I was a jet aircraft mechanic in the US Air Force. I left for work early in the morning and spent an exhausting day at my job. Many times after dinner I would lie down for a nap. Meanwhile, my wife Joyce had been alone all day eagerly awaiting our spending quality time together.
One evening as I was enjoying my sweet catnap, I heard those feared words, “Cec! Wake up! Your ride is here!” In a panic I pulled on my work uniform and was heading for the door when I saw her rolling with laughter! It cured me of napping after dinner! 
There is no doubt that we live in a world that is being pulled more and more into a sense of spiritual lethargy. There is little emphasis on personal evangelism and far less on individual spiritual growth. The result is lukewarm or dead churches.   
Being loud and animated does nothing to cover the reality of spiritual death. Many of our modern churches have seemingly been more concerned with the show than the substance. I think it is safe to say that many who whoop and yell in church fail to spend any quality time in prayer and Bible study. Jesus called for all true believers to wake up while there is still time. Will you hear and heed the call?
Blessings dear hearts! Walk with God today and be a blessing! 
- - - Pastor Cecil 

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Monday, May 20, 2019

MONDAY MAY 20th, “THANKSGIVING IN MAY!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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May 20, 2019
“THANKSGIVING IN MAY!”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Being thankful is not (or it should not be) a once a year thing. As members of God’s family we are to be thankful at all times.  It is not our prerogative to choose what we will be thankful for -- we are to have an attitude that is, by our spiritual heritage, thankful for all things.
In today’s Scripture, Paul admonishes the church at Thessalonica (as well as all of us) that we are to: "Be joyful always.”  Do you frequently look as though you have been baptized in vinegar? That, my dear friend, is not being continually joyful. Start each day by looking into God’s spiritual mirror to see the joy of the Lord.
Paul’s second admonition is that we are to: “Pray continually.” Here is another embarrassing question: How is your prayer life? Are you continually speaking to the Lord in prayer? It is a discipline that we need to pursue.
The last admonition is in line with today’s topic. Here is what the Lord expects of us: “Give thanks in all circumstances.” Chew on that while you are scraping the bottom of the food bin to find a scrap to stave off the pangs of hunger. If you have little or nothing to eat do you still give thanks? That is exactly the Lord’s will in any and every circumstance.
Blessings dear hearts! Walk with God today and be a blessing! 
- - - Pastor Cecil 

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK, SUNDAY MAY 19th, “INTERNALIZATION!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK, SUNDAY MAY 19th, “INTERNALIZATION!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL
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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson
May 19, 2019

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

 1 Samuel 24:1-25:44
  John 10:22-42
Psalm 116:1-19
Proverbs 15:20-21

PASTOR CECIL A. THOMPSON TUMWATER CHAPEL MESSAGE OF THE WEEK.
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“INTERNALIZATION!” 
Isaiah 28:10
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.”

Prayer

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

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

MESSAGE, SATURDAY MAY 18th, “IMPACT!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL

MESSAGE, SATURDAY MAY 18th, “IMPACT!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E-VOTIONAL
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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson
May 18, 2019

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This is Pastor Cecil A. Thompson and this is the One Year Bible Reading and message for May 18th

 1 Samuel 22:1-23:21
  John 10:1-21
Psalm 115:1-18
Proverbs 15:18-19

PASTOR CECIL A. THOMPSON TUMWATER CHAPEL MESSAGE OF THE WEEK.
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“IMPACT!” 
Acts 15:8-9
So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.”

Prayer

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

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Friday, May 17, 2019

FRIDAY MAY 17th, “NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD!”; PASTOR CECIL A THOMPSON, DAILY E - VOTIONAL


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BLESSINGS FROM THE HEART
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

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May 17, 2019
“NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD!”
James 4:8
 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

As I write the words of this Daily-E-Votional, my mind returns to the memory of my precious dad. I cherished every moment I spent with my dad. He was an encourager and was always there to insure that I was striving to be the man God wanted me to be. He stressed that after he was gone I would hold fast to the gospel and point people in the direction of the cross. I yearn for the day when I will see my dad once again, but even more so I yearn for the day when I will meet my Savior face to face.  
In the early years of the 20th Century there was an outbreak of diphtheria in the U.S. that claimed many lives. In 1903 Cleland McAfee was chaplain and choir director at Park College in Parkville, Missouri. As the epidemic swept the area, two of his nieces died from the dread disease and the others in the household were quarantined. In Cleland's hour of grief he wrote the hymn NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD and brought the college choir to sing it outside the house.
If you are passing through the valley of the shadow of death right now - - I know that each of us will at some time in our life - - let the words of this hymn bring the quiet assurance we need. 
NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD
Near To The Heart of God - Draw Me Nearer - GloryScapes Quietness 2 from GloryScapes on Vimeo.
1. There is a place of quiet rest, Near to the heart of God.
A place where sin cannot molest, Near to the heart of God.

Refrain: O Jesus, blest redeemer, Sent from the heart of God,
Hold us who wait before Thee, Near to the heart of God.

2. There is a place of comfort sweet, Near to the heart of God.
A place where we our Savior meet, Near to the heart of God.

Refrain: O Jesus, blest redeemer, Sent from the heart of God,
Hold us who wait before Thee, Near to the heart of God.

3. There is a place of full release, Near to the heart of God.
A place where all is joy and peace, Near to the heart of God.

Refrain: O Jesus, blest redeemer, Sent from the heart of God,
Hold us who wait before Thee, Near to the heart of God.

Enjoy this week’s hymn from GloryScapes.com. To access a Video of Near To The Heart of God, please go to: http://www.gloryscapes.com/neartotheheartofgod 

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!
- - - Pastor Cecil
You can find previous E-Votionals covering a variety of Scriptures and topics to help you in your walk with the Lord at: www.Daily-E-Votional.com