Thursday, December 24, 2009

Dirty American Farmer's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.
Luke 12:15
In the late 1700s, the manager of Baltimore's largest hotel refused lodging to a man dressed like a farmer because he was afraid the man's humble appearance would shame his establishment. So the man left. Later, the innkeeper discovered that he had turned away none other than Thomas Jefferson! He immediately sent a note to Jefferson asking him to return to the hotel and be his guest, to which Jefferson replied, "I have already engaged a room. I value his good intentions highly but if he has no place for a dirty American farmer, he has none for the Vice President of the United States."
We should never disregard the value or worth of those who have little in this world or show partiality to those who have much. The Creator of the Universe was born into a family that was poor in the eyes of society, but God found them worthy to raise His own Son.
Let us show the love of Christ to all without partiality because oftentimes it is those with little to speak of in this world who have much stored up in heaven.

Recommended Reading
James 2:1-9

David Jeremiah Turning Points

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Gift of Himself

Ps. 68:19
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.

Long ago, there ruled a wise and good king in Persia who loved his people and often dressed in the clothes of a working man or a beggar so he could visit the poor and learn about their hardships. One time he visited a very poor man who lived in a cellar. He ate the coarse food the poor man ate and spoke cheerful, kind words to him. He later visited that poor man again and told him, “I am your king!” The king thought the man would surely ask for some gift or favor, but he didn't. Instead he said, “You left your palace and your glory to visit me in this dark, dreary place. You ate my coarse food. You brought gladness to my heart! To others you have given your rich gifts. To me you have given yourself!" 1

God gave us the gift of Himself when He sent His Son to this dark, dreary place. Have we accepted Him graciously and thankfully as the poor man did, or do we take this gift for granted? This Christmas season, let’s remember to thank Him for His most precious gift to us: Himself.

Turning Points Devotional

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Helpful Link

As a child of God, often we look for help in the word of God but don’t know where to find it. One of the wonderful things about the “World Wide Web” you can find a lot of useful resources. is a site that I stumbled onto while updating my blog. It’s a site that can be very useful to anyone seeking deeper meaning from the word of God. This site holds a vast amount of valuable information and study helps.

Here are just a few things the site has to offer: bible reading, bible on audio, reference guides, commentaries, and much more. You can use it on your own blog site along with other links they offer for free.

Please try this site and give me your feed back it’s awesome.

To see for yourself and experience all of its benefits, click the picture above or the link in the right column labeled “,” you’ll be amazed.

Happy reading.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Book Review

“I Run to the Hills,” By C. Maggie Woychik is a wonderfully written book about a child of God’s pilgrimage and the many obstacles they face along life’s way. Maggie shares with her readers the trials, heartaches, difficulties, and life’s lessons she has experienced. Using these life learning experiences; she helps others as they climb slippery Alpine slopes.

As I started reading, I quickly learned this book was not one that could just be read, but had to be savored like a fine meal. Rich in life’s lessons and full of insight, I found myself reading, meditating, and then quietly alone with my Lord allowing Him to redirect my own life.

“I Run to the Hills,” will challenge your heart and make you examine yourself. It will force you to rethink your motives and actions for the Lord and His work. This book is a must read for any child of God who wants to achieve a closer walk with God.

Review By: Louis Edwards