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This was brought to my attention this morning, and I thought it was definitely worth reposting. This is from Paul Tripp's blog: https://www.paultripp.com/wednesdays-word/posts/24-ways-to-love-in-2024
I was initially going to take a break from our Wednesday's Word series on evangelism and how to be a light in your neighborhood because today is Valentine's Day. Typically, my devotional during this week every year focuses on love, applied specifically to marriage.
The list below, of course, applies to how you treat your husband or wife. But then it hit me: there's no better way to preach Christ to your neighbor than by incarnating the love of Christ as an ambassador of the One who is love.
"Do not forsake your friend and your father's friend" (Proverbs 27:10).
Last week, I received news that Kenneth Wayne Morrow had died. He died on New Year's Day. And began to experience everlasting life in a new way, with his spirit in the presence of the Risen Lord!
Our church family has a growing number of single young adults, or those about to enter that status. We also have a few single parents. They are all precious to me as their Pastor. I have watched most of them grow up. Many of them were literally children when I came here 12 years ago. And now they're graduating high school, or going off to college, or entering the full-time workforce. I realize every Pastor is biased, but I really think our young adults are exceptional. And I mean that in the way that matters most - spiritually. Our young adults, by and large, have been raised in homes where Dad and Mom saturated them in the gospel. Led them in regular family worship. Prayed for them, with them, and over them. Read the Bible to them and with them, and taught them to read the Word of God for themselves. These young adults were disciplined biblically as children, and equipped by parents and pastors serving alongside each other for the glory of Jesus in the lives of children and young adults. All glory to God!
"For the Lord spoke to me with His strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying, 'Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread" (Isaiah 8:11-12).
Yesterday, June 16th, 2023, my Dad would have turned 77 years old.
That's ancient for a McWhorter man in my clan. My daughters do not like me to mention it, but fact is, genetics matter. They matter greatly. And to my knowledge, no McWhorter man in my clan has lived beyond the age of 72 for at least the last four generations, and perhaps well beyond.
Yesterday was sobering for me.
"We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints" (Col 1:3-4).
At a recent local pastors' prayer gathering (which I have been blessed to be a part of for over ten years), a fellow pastor challenged us all from Colossians 1:3-4 to be thankful for our flocks.
Don Wilson McWhorter
June 16, 1946 - Sept 13, 2017
"Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matt 11:28).
Labor Day in America!
A Holiday where we celebrate the fruits of our labors . . . by not laboring.
On page 204 of my copy of The Valley of Vision, this Puritan Prayer is recorded, titled “Year’s End.”