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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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September 26, 2012 - GPS

By Dave Kidd

At the risk of being redundant, I have often looked at the abbreviation for Global Positioning System, GPS, and wondered how many people have thought about using the same abbreviation for God’s Positioning System?

Samuel must have had one of these.

“The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God” (1 Samuel 3:3, NLT).

Samuel was still a young boy when he first heard God call his name. But it is interesting that Scripture mentions where Samuel was sleeping: “near the Ark of God.” Samuel grew up learning the priestly duties and the ways of God. Samuel honored God, and God bestowed His favor on Samuel.

“As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him, and everything Samuel said proved to be reliable. And all Israel, from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south, knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the Lord. The Lord continued to appear at Shiloh and gave messages to Samuel there at the Tabernacle. And Samuel’s words went out to all the people of Israel” (1 Samuel 3:19 to 4:1).

As a child, Samuel chose a position near the Ark, near to God. As a young man, Samuel continued to hold closely to God and God spoke to Him. “God’s Positioning System” kept the young prophet on track. What position are you choosing?

Besides coming to church once or twice a week, where are you spiritually? Are you in a position to hear from God’s Spirit? Do you have a clean heart and clean hands so God can speak into your life and use you? Or, are there things that keep you away from such a position? Things like pride, sin, selfish and/or ungodly ambitions and complacency.

Samuel positioned himself in God and positioned himself for God to greatly use him.

Where are you positioning yourself today?

— Dave Kidd is lead pastor at True North Church (AG) in Minerva, Ohio.



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