Gems From Pastor Jim – 10/23/2018

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by Jim Hughes

CrossProv. 29:18 When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is happy.

God has clearly shown us how to live so that we don’t wander from Him and damage our souls. He makes it clear how to live lives that please Him and produce godliness. He shows us how to relate to others and the world we live in. The Lord reveals himself to us in a wide variety of ways so that there is no excuse for not seeing or knowing Him.

When we ignore the Lord and choose to do our own thing, all kind of ugly things begin to happen to us. When we take control of our lives and stop following the Lord, we fall into sin. We fall away from the Lord and lose our desire to do what is pleasing to Him. The longer we reject the Lord’s guidance, the wilder we get. Sin never satisfies and it urges us to do more things to try and be satisfied.

However, obeying the Lord brings us happiness. There is a calmness that grips the soul. There is peace and contentment for those who obey Him. There is confidence that brings joy to those who follow the Lord.

We all have choices to make. We can either choose to obey the Lord or we can choose to not accept His guidance and do our own thing. Choose whichever path of life you want, but never forget, there is responsibility for the choices you make. We will be held accountable to God for which path of life we choose.

You will spend eternity based on the choices you make today.

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About the Author:

Jim HughesSpending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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