[Dixielandjazz] [Fwd: Devotional]
Henry B. Stinson
Wed, 11 Sep 2002 00:01:53 -0400
This is intended as a non-denominational call for
faith and peaceful thoughts today. Please look past
the religious aspects of this if it does not seem to
be of your religion or spiritual beliefs. By keeping fear
down, faith high, and keeping hateful or violent thoughts
of revenge or attack from our minds, we allow the Divine
Spirit to work through us to help accomplish Divine Will
Great acts of faith are seldom born out of calm calculation.
It wasn't logic that caused Moses to raise his staff on the bank
of the Red Sea.
It wasn't medical research that convinced Naaman to dip seven
times in the river.
It wasn't common sense that caused Paul to abandon the Law and
And it wasn't a confident committee that prayed in a small room in
Jerusalem for Peter's release from prison. It was a fearful, desperate,
band of backed-into-a-corner believers. It was a church with no
options. A congregation of have-nots pleading for help.
(About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing songs to God as
the other prisoners listened. Acts 16:25)
And never were they stronger.
At the beginning of every act of faith, there is often a seed of fear.
Have an awesome week!!!!
> Excellence depends not on what we do, but on how well we do it.