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Half the Old Testament is the word Remember. No, that’s not true. It’s 48%. I just rounded up. As Israel forgot, so do we. Today’s insert is a simple reminder of some of the standards we work to maintain as we sing for the Lord. My prayer is that you […]

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TOF Wednesday Oct 3, 2012

October 17th, 2012

Bible Reading


Is reading your Bible a part of life?

I was up in Big Bear this week for our staff planning, and every morning I walked out of our room to the living room where Bro. Si and Pastor were reading their Bibles. I’d join them and all morning we were just drinking coffee, enjoying the beautiful scenery and doing our devotions. I got through several chapters in Isaiah the last few days. It’s a confusing book to read, but it’s still helpful.

I don’t know what Bro. Si or Pastor read the last couple of days. I don’t know if it was life-changing. I don’t know if they really remember everything they read. I don’t know if they found the “Big Idea” while they were reading.

What I DO know is that they did their devotions. Also, I know they do them every day. And they’ve done them every day for years.

That takes discipline… but only for a while. The discipline is hard only at first, then it becomes a way of life. Is it that way for you yet? It doesn’t take years or months… it only takes a few weeks for it to become a way of life—a habit.

I hope you do your devotions. Every now and then I’ll ask some of you where you’re at in your devos, and it’s always a blessing to hear that you’re doing them. You need to.

What would help you keep them going? A plan? Accountability? A booklet? I hope some day soon I can help with some of that… if you’re interested. Devotions won’t help you if you don’t do them.

Work on disciplining yourself in the area of devotions.

-Bro. Ryan


BONFIRE – Next Friday 10/12 from 6-9pm at Pastor’s house. Bring a can of unmarked vegetables for hobo stew!



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