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Dothan, Al

9:30 Sunday School / 10:30 Service

Celebrate the Living Savior!

OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE JESUS-FOLLOWERS WHO
LOVE GOD, LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AND SERVE THE WORLD

Pastor's Thoughts (May 8th)    


 
   “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23


    This one verse tells me that all I think, say, and do comes from the heart.  When someone would talk with my brother about something that was troubling to them, his word to them was “always keep your heart right”.  That is good biblical advice.  


    There are so many Scriptures in the Old and New Testaments concerning the heart.  During this pandemic, I have had a lot of time to examine my heart.  There is a Scripture in Jeremiah that says “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.  Who can understand it?”


    This tells me our heart needs to be changed by God, through Jesus, and the power of the Holy Spirit.  It takes work on our part to keep our hearts right.  It is not easy.  It requires discipline.  It requires obedience.  It requires faith, hope, and love.  These come from God.  We can do nothing apart from God.
   As I continue to examine my heart, God shows me places that I must bring before him to heal.  He shows me attitudes in my heart that need to change toward others.  And as I said, I know I can do nothing apart from God.  


    How is your heart?  I have heard that people who do not know Jesus need a heart transplant.  I have heard also heard the longest distance is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.  Ask the Lord to change your heart if it needs changing.


    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mother’s who gives their heart to their children every day. 


Blessings,
Pastor Stephanie

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