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Something to Think About 8-31-20 Devotion

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

“I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach the end of the earth.” – Isaiah 49:6b

When my mother repeated instructions, she meant business. Here God commands us to be a light to all people, regardless of whether they look, sound, or act like us. It’s not optional. What will we do today to light the path to salvation for someone other than ourselves?

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: August 31st, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 8-24-20 Devotion

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

“Do not fear for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”

– Isaiah 43:1b

Pandemics, violence in our streets, divisiveness, confusion, the economy, you name it, we have a lot to fear these days. It sometimes feels as if we were in exile in Babylon. Close your eyes and repeat the scripture: Do not fear for I have redeemed you. To be redeemed is to be purchased out of bondage. Say it again. Now open your eyes and live as one who believes it is true!

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: August 24th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 8-17-20 Devotion

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

“He sees many things, but does not observe them; his ears are open, but he does not hear.” – Isaiah 42:20

I think Isaiah is telling us that when we limit our vision to seeing only through the lens of our own experience, we fail to see others as God sees them. We are all part of God’s creation. Isaiah challenges us to see others through God’s eyes, who are all precious in His sight. Open my eyes, Lord, that I may see!

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: August 17th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 8-10-20 Devotion

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

“I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon.” – Isaiah 42:6-7

These days when our frustrations and problems seem overwhelming, we impatiently wait for help to come. Yet Isaiah reminds us that God’s plan is for us to be the light–to open peoples’ eyes and to rescue others. As you rise today, ask yourself, “How will I bring light today?”

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: August 10th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 8-3-20 Devotion

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

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.” – Isaiah 40:28

When current events seem to threaten the very foundations of life, I take comfort in Isaiah’s prophecies. It helps to remind me that God is the creator and sustainer. Isaiah defines us as part of God’s creation and plan. We are all children made in His image. When we realize this and act accordingly, we experience His presence in all that we do. Where will you recognize God today?

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: August 3rd, 2020 | Permalink