Today is September 24, 2018
Verse of the Day -- James 5:16
. . . The effective prayer of a righteous
man can accomplish much.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
We have direct
access to the Creator of the universe, the Creator of all things. Use it often!
STUDY FOR THE DAY
Prayer is simply talking to God, an incredible privilege of communicating directly
with your creator. God wants to hear from you, all day long. He wants to be a part of every decision. He wants you to lean
on Him in every circumstance.
for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. -Philippians
Pray for your church, home, provision, family, country and lost friends-every day!
QUESTION FOR THE DAY
I am getting static
from my wife for playing too much golf. Don't you think it is a man's right to have some time alone away from his family?
No, it's not a "right" for a man to have time away from his family.
God gave you a wife as a "gift." God "blesses" you with children. Yet you have the attitude that you need
to get away from your God-given gifts and blessings? You are way out of bounds. Nowhere in the Bible does it mention getting
away from your family for perceived relief. Good grief!
And don't think for a minute that your
wife doesn't perceive your "need to get away." That message is loud and clear and can be disastrous to your marriage.
It certainly doesn't sound like you are loving your wife as Christ loves the church!
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her -Ephesians
If your unscriptural attitude toward your family isn't corrected, the soft and beautiful
flower God gave you will become hardened and callous. You need to immediately drop to your knees, thank God for His forgiveness
for stupid thoughts and actions, ask for wisdom, and begin making your wife/family the number one priority in your life.
Tell your wife you dropped the ball in showing your love for her and want to grow closer to both the Lord and her.
She'll be astonished, but most likely will give you room to prove yourself. And pray that through scriptural armoring you'll
mature into the Godly man He wants you to be.
solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. -Hebrews
until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of
God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. -Ephesians
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of
flesh, as to infants in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed,
even now you are not yet able, for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly,
and are you not walking like mere men? -1 Corinthians 3:1-3
to keep down the email . . . we did NOT say golf was wrong or sinful, just his attitude!)
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