June 2008

The volcano will erupt

Story of the day:  The volcano will erupt

   Scores of people lost their lives.  The world’s mightiest army was forced to abandon a strategic base.  Property damage approached a billion dollars.  All because the sleeping giant, Mount Pinatube in the Philippines, roared back to life after six hundred years of quiet slumber.

   When asked to account for the incredible destruction caused by this volcano, a research scientist from the Philippines Department of Volcano logy observed.  When a volcano is silent for many years, our people forget that it’s a volcano and begin to treat it like a mountain.

   Like Mount Pinatube, our sinful nature always has the potential to erupt, bringing great harm both to ourselves and to the others.  The biggest mistake we can make is to ignore the volcano and move back onto what seems like a dormant mountain.” (Stephen Schertzinger)

Quote of the day:  Michael P. Green

Like a piece of wood in a pond, a Christian can float on the surface of sin and not get too wet.  But, just as wood that is in the water for too long gets waterlogged and sinks to the bottom, so also does the Christian who spends too much time in sin.

Bible verse of the day:  Romans 3:23

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for loving me so much and for forgiving me of my sins.  Father, help me to put away the desires of my flesh and the temptations that may come along with daily living.  Give me the strength and the wisdom to understand and know that You always give me a way out of sinning and to know that I don’t have sin because as Romans so clearly states in 6:14, “sin shall not have dominion over me, for I am not under law but under grace.”  I pray for my eyes to stay focused on You, that I may go where You say to go and do what You say to do.  I thank You for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen

 

 

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