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Wednesday, August 13, 2014


"Holding Each Other Up"

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” --Ephesians 4:29

Reason for the Season

 


 

While on a tour of California's giant sequoias, the guide pointed out that the sequoia tree has roots just barely below the surface. "That's impossible!" I exclaimed. "I'm a country boy, and I know that if the roots don't grow deep into the earth, strong winds will blow the trees over."

"Not sequoia trees," said the guide. "They grow only in groves and their roots intertwine under the surface of the earth. So, when the strong winds come, they hold each other up."

There's a lesson here. In a sense, people are like the giant sequoias. Family, friends, neighbors, the church body and other groups should be havens so that when the strong winds of life blow, these people can serve as reinforcements and can strive together to hold each other up.

If you have a broken relationship in your life, you need to fix it! The relationships you have with others do not only affect you, but they also affect everyone involved. God made us interdependent in this life, and nowhere is that evidenced more than in the family. Make sure your family relationships are strong!  Jesus also made us a part of His family, and His body. Make sure your relationships with your church family are right as well. The storms of life will blow, no doubt, but if we are right with one another, we can stand strong with one another.

Take time to read carefully 1 Corinthians 12:12-27.



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Previous devotions

"The Glow of the Gospel" - July 9, 2014
"Liberty's Nails of Truth" - July 2, 2014
"A Burden for Today's Youth" - June 18, 2014
"In Himself, Nothing" - June 4, 2014
"Go Ahead and Laugh" - May 21, 2014
"The 8 Watt Pioneer" - May 7, 2014
"The Triumph of the Lamb" - April 23, 2014
"Missing It" - April 16, 2014
"The Culture and Your Family" - April 9, 2014
"Love Constrains Us" - April 2, 2014
"Marching Orders" - March 26, 2014
"Sharing Jesus" - March 19, 2014
"The Importance of the Evening Service" - March 5, 2014
"Back to the Basics of Love" - February 12, 2014
"Preservation" - February 5, 2014
"The Basics of Tithing" - January 22, 2014
"A Sure Foundation" - January 15, 2014
"Renewing the Inner Man" - January 1, 2014
"The Reason for the Season" - December 11, 2013
"The Merry Side of Christmas" - December 4, 2013
"Thanks for Everything" - November 13, 2013
"Days of Thanks" - November 6, 2013
"Burden Blessings - Part 2" - October 30, 2013
"Burden Blessings - Part 1" - October 23, 2013
"A Winning Team" - October 16, 2013
"The Yoke of Responsibility" - October 9, 2013
"Blamestorming" - October 2, 2013
"Hope Bearers" - September 18, 2013
"A Vessel of Rescue" - September 11, 2013
"Now I See" - September 4, 2013
"Wrestling for Thee" - August 21, 2013

"Speaking with Grace" - August 14, 2013
"Here Is God" - August 7, 2013
"Great Value In Disaster" - July 31, 2013
"Are You Happy?" - July 17, 2013
"Is There Not a Cause?" - July 10, 2013
"Rest a While" - June 26, 2013
"Keeping the Torch Lit" - June 19, 2013
"Give Attendance to Reading" - June 5, 2013




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Words of Truth - August 13, 2014