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Something to Think About 1-5-21 Devotion

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By Dr. Rick Lanford, GUMF Regional Vice President

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” - John 1:1-2 (NIV)

The Gospel of John provides clear evidence that Jesus is the Son of God, and that by believing in Him, we may have eternal life. All I know is that the more I am into the Bible, the more the Bible is into me. Father, may your Word live more in me so that I may live more for you. Amen.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: January 4th, 2021 | Permalink

Something to Think About 12-29-20 Devotion

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By Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO

By thine all sufficient merit, raise us to thy glorious throne!  – The United Methodist Hymnal 196

At the heart of our fears and anxieties is this question: Is it enough? The question isn’t do I have enough? The question is whether God’s grace is enough to save even me. The hymn writer affirms that God’s grace is all-sufficient! It is more than enough to save even me! I think that deserves a Hallelujah! Say it out loud. Hallelujah!

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: December 29th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 12-22-20 Devotion

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By Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO

Born to reign in us forever, now thy gracious kingdom bring!  – The United Methodist Hymnal 196

All too often we wonder what God will do for us. This line from the hymn reminds us that God’s intention is to reign through us. We are His hands and feet! What have you and I done today to bring God’s kingdom?

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: December 22nd, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 12-15-20 Devotion

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By Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO

Born thy people to deliver, born a child but yet a King!  – The United Methodist Hymnal 196

Deliverance often comes in unexpected packaging. The hope of the world came in the form of a baby, not in the form of a superhero. The reality is that God shows up in our lives in ways we could never imagine. Whom do you seek this Advent?

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: December 15th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 12-8-20 Devotion

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By Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO

From our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee!  – The United Methodist Hymnal 196

Fear has a way of tying us up in knots. Yet this Advent hymn centers us on the hope and promise of the Christ child. Take a moment today to rest. Take a moment to breathe in the breath of salvation offered. Take a moment to claim God’s promise of salvation!

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: December 8th, 2020 | Permalink