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Something to Think About 10-5-20 Devotion

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

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” - Philemon 1:3 (NRSV)

Paul’s short letter asks his friend to give freedom to a slave named Onesimus. The reality is that the things we hold on to are often the things that hold us captive. Paul’s greeting, therefore, is a prayer for his friend. What would happen, if when each of us begins to pray, we prayed first for God’s grace and peace for others before lifting up our own petitions? Hmmm. Something to think about.

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: October 5th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 9-28-20 Devotion

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By Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford, GUMF Regional Vice President

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10 (KJV)

When I read the King James Version of this Scripture, it causes me to tremble to think that the devil, who is the thief, desires my very life. Yet we have an advocate, Jesus Christ, who offers to give us not only our life but to have it more abundantly. Wow! Is there really any hesitation with my decision as to who to follow? I choose Jesus every time. Forgive me, Lord, on those days that I don’t. 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: September 28th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 9-21-20 Devotion

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By Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford, GUMF Regional Vice President

“Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? A person whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart …” Psalm 15:1-2 (Life Application)

If only blameless and righteous people who speak the truth may dwell in the Lord’s sanctuary, then I have failed God. Thanks be to God for His son, Jesus Christ, who gave His life for my sins and wickedness. Cleanse me again this day, so that I may dwell with our heavenly Father. Open my heart and use me to be a beacon of hope and salvation for my neighbor! 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: September 21st, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 9-14-20 Devotion

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By Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford, GUMF Regional Vice President

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT)

In a time when everything is shifting around us, we need to focus on the truths that are constant and to trust more than ever in the One who doesn’t change. God is the maker of seasons, and when He is leading our lives, we can be confident that the seasons He brings are good. He makes everything beautiful in its time. 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: September 14th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 9-7-20 Devotion

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By Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford, GUMF Regional Vice President

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 (NASB)

God’s Word promises us that the Lord’s will is good, acceptable, and perfect. Who wouldn’t want to serve a God who is loving and full of grace? So, let us rest in the assurance that His good, acceptable, and perfect will is within our reach and that God is also committed to working it out in our lives as we trust in Him. 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: September 7th, 2020 | Permalink