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ACHIEVE

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." - Winston Churchill Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice where your soul goes after death; It is not a thing to be waited for, but a decision of oneself. Through Grace by the death and resurrection of Jesus, your choice of a rebirth is achieved for life. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

November 14 REJOICE, YE PURE IN HEART Edward H. Plumptre, 1821–1891 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise Him. (Psalm 33:1) The hallmark of the Christian life is a joyous spirit. The Bible teaches that “a cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17:22). And singing has an important part in the life of joy. It can be the mind’s greatest solace and can express its noblest inspiration. For the person who learns to enjoy it, singing has therapeutic value. A joyous, singing spirit should not be limited to a Sunday worship experience. Every day is the time to rejoice. Let us never forget that “to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever” should be the ultimate goal of all human existence. Edward H. Plumptre, the author of this hymn, was a graduate of Oxford University and a minister in the Anglican state church. He was recognized as a brilliant scholar and was appointed to be a member of the Old Testament …
Comfortable Apathy When you get people’s attention, they usually show genuine care and concern. The problem is breaking through their comfortable apathy to get their attention. Immediately following Princess Di’s fatal accident, the legitimate press asked “why don’t we do something about these pesky photographers who were swarming her car?” The princess joined other celebrities in complaining about the rudeness of these freelance photographers for years, but no one listened. It is not that people didn’t care, it is just that she didn’t have their attention yet. She does now. Too bad that it took her death to destroy people’s comfortable apathy. Breaking through apathy is like getting your husband’s attention while he’s reading the paper. “The house is on fire!” She says. “That’s nice, could you please pour me another cup of coffee.” Everybody wants our attention. Billboards are plastered all over the side of the freeway. The car in front of us has 10 bumper stickers, and the rad…