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THOUGHT AND SCRIPTURE FOR THE WEEK

Gossip is the Devil’s radio, so don’t be his DJ.

Proverbs 11:13 “A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.”

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RECOMMIT YOUR MIND

Jesus gave Himself on Calvary’s cross to purchase not only our salvation but us – all of us!  This includes the vital part of us call the mind.  We are so careful about dietary health issues and what foods we take into our bodies and yet our minds are like open doors, and we allow anything to come in:  jealous thoughts, bitter thoughts, judgmental thoughts, unclean thoughts, and racist thoughts.  Thoughts are powerful.  Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 3:16), and our mind belongs to Jesus Christ.  We should be careful about what we dwell on, because our thoughts precede action and affect our behavior.  Recommit your mind to the Lord today.  (The world’s sewage system threatens to contaminate the Christian’s thought.)  (Romans 12:2 and Philippians 2:5).

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OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

Daddy came home from work and his five-year-old daughter met him on the sidewalk.  She was not smiling, so he asked why.  “Is something wrong with Daddy’s little girl?” he asked.  “Yes!” she exclaimed.  “All day long I’ve been having trouble with your wife!”

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E-FLAT

A great conductor was sitting at his podium before a concert one evening.  As the orchestra warmed up minutes before the performance, the bassoon player approached him in a fearful  panic, “Maestro, I am very sorry, but my instrument has suffered an accident, and the E-flat will not sound. I am afraid I will not be able to play tonight.”  Upon hearing this news, the conductor closed his eyes and was silent for several minutes.   The bassoon player feared the conductor’s fury.   The great conductor put his hands to his head and continued in silence, adding to the poor bassoon player’s agony.  Finally, the conductor looked up and said quietly, “Do not worry.  E-flat does not appear in your music tonight.”  The conductor had played through the entire concert in his mind, reviewing every note the bassoon player would have to play.  With his intimate knowledge of the music, the conductor was able to reassure the bassoon player that everything would be all right.

Do you ever wonder about the future and what it might hold for you?  Instead of saying, “Lord, I don’t know how I’m going to do this,” say, “Lord, I can’t wait to see how You do this.”   God knows the future.  He has looked ahead at the events of your life and has good news for you.  God has given you everything you need to play your part in His grand symphony.  Pick up your instrument and start making music.   Ephesians 1:11 “In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:”