Rev. Donald E. Wildmon is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of American Family Association (AFA) and American Family Radio (AFR).
The facts we choose to omit from any given situation may cause the people who are dependent on the information we give. Withholding our help when it’s within our power to be helpful causes the flaws in our character to become starkly visible.
Unfortunately, our deeds very often fail to reflect our words. We must live-out the words we so readily hold others to and do so with integrity. Otherwise, our own words condemn us.
If we don’t spend time in God’s Word God’s ways will be foreign to us, making us no better than fools.
What a man adores will tell those around him what he values and the things he values are the very things he is apt to loose. Using the earthly goods we have is much better that hording them.
Those who take their responsibilities seriously know the meaning of duty. It’s a shame that more people don’t know the meaning of duty any longer.
The Bible says we are all sheep who have gone astray. When we live as a “lone sheep” we are at risk from the intent of the predators of this world and the enemy who roams looking for whom he may devour, but the way “home” is always available when we go to the cross.
Even the smallest sin will leave a scar on the soul of a person. While the sin is forgiven by our Heavenly Father, the scar or consequences of the sin often have to be dealt with.
“We’ve always done it, this way”. The last words of a dying institution cannot hold up under the scrutiny of rational thought. Many traditions that we cherish so greatly are silly and will be seen as such when brought under the magnifying glass of truth.
Some people are determined to be miserable, no matter what happens in life. We can be stingy and complain about their lives or we can appreciate the people and love that we are given in our lives.
In this fable we can see the truth that the dreams of children more often than not don’t come true. That is, they are not fulfilled as we foresee them, but in life there is a plan and a Planner who works in all.
What is the most powerful force known to man? Could it be one of the elements? Maybe mountains, rivers or perhaps emotion? Yes, a particular emotion in fact. Love will conquer the wildness of lions and the hearts of men. Love can and will do what force cannot.
In all things perspective is everything in the evaluation of the world around us. Each person is good and bad, beautiful and ugly and the perspective with which we behold others will dictate how they are seen.
The things we value speaks volumes as to the depth and breadth of our character. We cherish too many things with no real significance to heaven or on earth.
Choose any two people, anywhere in the world and you will find that while their life experiences are similar, accomplishment is usually dependent on the attitude of the individual. Great opportunities come and go but it is how we meet them that changes the outcome.
Life is difficult at times. Those seeking an easier way are usually shocked to find that there is a greater cost for ease than we are apt to want to pay. Nothing is ever truly free.
Many make a career of doing nothing or almost nothing. But there’s one thing everyone can be thankful for, that our Creator is not in the nothing business. Get busy accomplishing the work you are given and if you don’t know what that is, find something!
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.
When one goes fishing, it’s important to know exactly what kind of “fish” it is on would like to catch. Knowing what you’re trying to attract impacts your success more often than not.
The way in which one approaches a problem will often determine how that problem is resolved. We can see the mountain and abandon any efforts or begin the climb with hope in the heart.
It’s My Turn is a collection of narratives with application for the everyday life as a Christ-folower, written by The Rev. Donald E. Wildmon, founder of American Family Association.