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Accomplish

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France In Christian synopsis of Anatole France's thoughts, Christians must have a mind to work or have nothing (Pr. 6:6-11; Pr. 13:4). A Christians visions and dreams must be acted upon through faith and prayer; Through faith and works, your visions and dreams will come true if it be God's will. (Jas. 2:17-18; 26). - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

November 17 FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835–1917 Whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8) One of the delights that we as adults have in being around children is to hear their squeals of pleasure as they observe and discover some ordinary object about them. No doubt our heavenly Father is also pleased when His children take time to observe and appreciate His creation and then to simply express joyous gratitude to Him for His countless blessings. Today’s hymn reminds us of the common blessings of life that many of us often take for granted—the beauties of nature, our parents, family, friends, church. The lyrics then direct our “grateful praise” to God Himself, the giver of every good and perfect gift. Not much is known about Folliott Sandford Pierpoint, author of this lovely text. He was born in the intriguing old town of Bath, England. Eve…

Fresh Start Devotionals

God’s Autograph in the Sky Have you ever watched children build a “castle” out of Lego blocks? They don’t develop architectural drawings or do structural analysis, instead, they just start sticking blocks together. On rare occasions, they cooperate, usually the play time ends when one child gets frustrated and knocks the blocks over. That is exactly what happened last week with Garry Kasparov in his chess competition with Deep Blue, IBM’s super computer. Mr. Kasparov is the World’s reigning world champion, and perhaps the best chess player ever, but he cracked under the pressure of the match and resigned while in a drawn position. He wasn’t beaten—he didn’t need to resign, but he did. God got so frustrated with man that He decided to would destroy the world. He told Noah to build an ark to provide safety for a remnant while he destroyed everything else. Noah spent 120 years building the ark, then God opened heaven’s windows and poured his wrath down on mankind. Flooding and devast…