NOVEMBER 16, 2021 – What Do People See In You?

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What Do People See In You? 

NOVEMBER 16, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 115:17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    As a young boy growing up, my father was not one much to say, “Praise the Lord” aloud. He was not a hanky waving, amen yelling, hooting, and hollering type of a man. Instead, he lived a quiet peaceful life and was a Godly man in front of his wife, children, neighbors, co-workers, and friends. He was human and would slip from time to time. However, truthfully, I can remember very few of those times. The slip-ups were not what characterized his life. People who knew him while he was still alive would often say things like, “Your dad is a fair man,” or, “He is a good man,” and he was. Yet, toward the end of his life, as cancer began to take away the precious moments which he thought he was going to have in his older age, I began to see a change in him. He started saying, “Praise the Lord” more aloud as the days began to dwindle away. He became a lot more vocal about how God should receive honor for what He was doing for him in those last days. He was not trying to score any brownie points with God by doing so. He knew he did not need brownie points as his salvation was already secured in Christ. He was not trying to make a name for himself among those around him. He already had a good name from living a good life. So why did my dad become more vocal?

     Maybe today’s verse helps us to understand. I think he realized he only had a few more days, weeks, or months at best to praise God here on earth. The dead can leave a great testimony with the life they have lived. Nevertheless, someone needs to share that testimony. My dad was, is, and always will be one of my greatest heroes. Still, to the rest of the world he was just another factory-working person who went to church and lived a good life. Nevertheless, at the last, he shared what he wanted people to remember most. “Praise the Lord for all He has given to me.”   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Has a Godly person you knew passed on? Be their voice of assurance to others. The dead can only speak through the voices of the living. They praise God in heaven every day now. Live your life today, so it will be a testimony tomorrow.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  NOVEMBER 16, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Ezekiel 18, 19     /     Psalm 115     /     Proverbs 16     /     Acts 21

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Lamentations 1-2      /     Hebrews 9

FaithFear

Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

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