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Success and Sin

"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." - Michelangelo The greatest danger for all of us when we were born is, sin. Sin came in to the world from all of our father (Adam), and mother (Eve). Sin is the lowest point for secular people because Satan can not forgive sin. Satan is the author of sin, and there is enmity between him and God forever. Too have success no matter the circumstance(s) of life even if you sin, Because we all sin daily, but have a Propitiation (Jesus) to forgive our sin(s). Yes, Christians sin(s) daily, but will be forgiven through repentance through Christ Jesus. When there is a low point in life, turn it over to the Lord. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

November 23 COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1856–1922 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3) For the Christian, gratitude should be a life attitude. “Count Your Blessings” was written by one of the prolific gospel song writers of the past century, a Methodist lay preacher named Johnson Oatman. In addition to his preaching and the writing of more than 5,000 hymn texts, Oatman was also a successful business man, engaged in a shipping business and in his later years as an administrator for a large insurance company in New Jersey. It is good for each of us periodically to take time to rediscover the simple but profound truths expressed by Mr. Oatman in the four stanzas of this hymn. In the first two verses he develops the thought that counting our blessings serves as an antidote for life’s discouragements and in turn makes for victorious Christian living. The …

Fresh Start Devotionals

Blessed! Psalm 1:1–6 NASB “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! [2] But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. [3] And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season, And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers. [4] The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away. [5] Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. [6] For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.” When I was a young boy, our church required that we memorize this passage of scripture before we could join the boy’s club at the church. It was our rite of passage. I worked hard to memorize it and I’m glad I did, in fact, only two things linger in my memory from that club—the memory of being ter…