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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

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