Rev. Donald E. Wildmon is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of American Family Association (AFA) and American Family Radio (AFR).
The way in which we define things like “freedom” is telling, for freedom isn’t doing whatever it is we want. Freedom is an environment which enables and encourages choice to be captivated by service. The apostle Paul spoke of being a bond-servant to Christ and in that bondage he found true freedom.
We may hear others use the same terminology that is quite familiar and sound similar to that spoken in Christian circles, BUT, beware! Context can be helpful, focus is important, be sure we are well focused on the carpenter from Galilei.
Little eyes are always watching; little hearts are constantly being imprinted. When we are pressed what is displayed to those littles? When jarred what is it that splashes out of us…Christ’s love or our own selfishness?
Being dreamers, our forefathers accomplished a huge undertaking. But the Apostles – they were dreamers beyond any and the world has never been the same since.
Amazing! The Creator provided what only He could - the only remedy for sin, His Son, our Christ. Yet He entrusted the Gospel, His good news about the remedy, to mere men.
Every moment of every day is reason for thanksgiving, especially for the believer. Whether thankful for rescue from the jaws of disaster or for every breath, we have much for which we must be thankful.
Being rich is a lot more than money. Rich is love, heritage, friends and loved ones and Christ in whom all true riches are found.
Having few of the goods of this world doesn’t equate to being poor. Lack of money is not what defines richness or poverty, for anyone can have all the “riches” ever needed in life when loved and appreciated by others.
How would we judge He who cannot be judged? Many questions come to mind but ultimately we come to the realization that God alone is The Judge and man will always come up short and in debt.
A quality lacking today in most of us is persistence. To accomplish great things doesn’t take great riches or great brains or fame. It simply takes the ability to persevere, to persist.
When we move too fast, we attempt too many tasks at once, are good ways to ensure chaos and wrong results. Take your eyes off of yourself; keep them focused on Christ, especially when life gets difficult, and be surprised at how much will go right.
Life never lets up on us and we must take seriously it’s challenges. There is a standard, set by God, to be striven for. Keep aiming at the standard and avoid the easy path of selfishness.
Stooping to embrace to Himself that, which by essence is not embraceable, Christ became what He was not in order to make us what we could, in ourselves, never be.
Laws and rules should protect in spirit and in practice. God’s law is no different and is to be paramount in our daily life, lest we are destroyed by our own inattention.
Strength of character must take priority or we are left in very dangerous waters which more often than not, results in drowning.
Very often life’s circumstances bring temptations to do the easy thing even when we know we shouldn’t. We are called to be faithful, meaning the right thing is often very difficult.
We are created to function in certain ways, with proper nourishment being the key, not only in our physical bodies but also that of our spirits.
Christ said that His followers are to be the light of the world, reflecting His Light. Darkness and light cannot share the same space for the light will disrupt and dispel darkness.
The account of Christ’s birth never gets old. Bethlehem was chosen for the honor of bringing forth the King of Kings into the world.
We begin the race with enthusiasm but a wrong turn along the course will up-end your destination.