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Friday, April 25, 2008
Our neighbor's male peacock, Jay Jay
Showing off his vibrant colors during mating season.
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"The Blessings of Integrity"
"At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent" (Daniel 6:4).
But Don noted that the problem was a valve above the system that had been leaking and all that he needed to do was replace the valve to stop the leak and otherwise the water heating system was fine. He replaced the valve and the owner paid a fraction of the cost of a new system. As we were talking Don shared how "easy" it would have been to persuade the owner they needed a new system and in the process make a lot more money on the job. In fact he felt many of his competitors would have done just that.
Let us resolve, in regard to the business of life, that we will act with integrity. Accept this promise today: "The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his" (Proverbs 14:14).
Be encouraged today,
Stephen & Brooksyne Weber
Daily Prayer: Father, I consider the extremely difficult choice Job made not to sin by charging You with wrongdoing. I consider Joseph who withstood tremendous temptation by resisting the seduction of Potiphar’s wife. And I consider Daniel who refused to stop the custom of praying to his Father in heaven though he knew it would land him in the lions’ den. These three, among scores of other godly brothers and sisters throughout the centuries, chose to do the right thing knowing that doing so would cause them great suffering, terrible injustice, or martyrdom. The ultimate example is Jesus, Your Son, who died in our stead though He was wholly innocent of sin. Help me not to look for that which is easy, quick, or that which will avoid consequence. I choose to deal with the consequence of obedience to You; whether or not it works out for my good in the short term. May my greatest concern be for that which works for my good internally and eternally. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Joe Sherer is a local pastor friend of ours. Several years ago he shared a very specific integrity checklist that he had prepared. He gives a lot of food for thought!
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Today's Suggested Music
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"Give Us Clean Hands" Video
"Man After Your Own Heart" Audio Kristian Walker and his wife Shannon are a couple located right here in central Pennsylvania with a music ministry.
"Father" Video The Oslo Gospel Choir. I recently discovered this choir and sure appreciate their vibrant songs. I am also always blessed to see God at work in His people all over the world including Scandinavia.
Please note: Observant readers who regularly use these music links may have noticed that I have been using more videos lately. Many place up songs on Youtube or Godtube along with PowerPoint type photos or video. Usually the sound is as good as an audio link. It is actually easier to find songs related to the message using the search engine on these sites than it was using previous methods. I have also been embedding these videos on a separate page on my site.
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