November 2nd marks “Find Circles Everywhere” Holiday-that’s just what we are doing!
This elusively shape escapes perfection by a secret switching of the universe. The earth is round enough to be called a sphere, yet it is flat (especially if you have been to Texas). It is infinite within itself, timelessly bound to its size and shape, never shrinking nor growing. Some days, we seem to inherit the “Peter Principle” of “when in doubt or danger, yell and run in circles.” We can sit stuck in ruts, or discover the forward motion of centripetal force when rubber hits the gravel-thank you Flintstones for revolution ongoing the stone wheel. Life’s not set or stuck in stone, it is ever evolving, changing-as change is the most “unchangeable groove” according to G.k. Chesterton. However, we find milestones, stations, marks of growth in spite of growing pains when we look for circles. We see that this Holiday last year, we were not where we are now, nor will we remain so until November 2, 2013.
Here’s to the same fall season with a different perspective, looking for circles everywhere we find ourselves!!
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Despite decades of preaching experience, it was just a few years ago that Robert J. Morgan, well-known author of 100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart and Then Sings My Soul, began to note the magnitude and frequent use of the word “all” in the Bible. Upon closer inspection, he discovered that it amplifies many of God’s greatest truths, commands and promises nearly six thousand times, proving itself to be one of God’s favorite words.
“Looking up the word in a concordance, I was amazed to find 5,675 “alls” in the Bible,” writes Morgan. “The frequency of this word in Scripture speaks to the all-sufficient grace of our Almighty Savior. It highlights the infinite omniqualities of God, and the complete devotion we should afford Him. He is the Lord of All, our All-in-All, our Almighty God, our All-Sufficient Savior from whom All blessings flow; and He is All we need. “All” is the largest little word in the world, taking already strong statements and broadening their applications to virtual infinity, which, after all, is what one would expect from an omnipotent Father.”
Derived from the pages of real life and a pastor’s heart, each daily reading meets readers in an ever-deeper place, revealing God’s immeasurable power and keen attention to the smallest detail. Truly, He is all we need. All year long.
Robert J. Morgan is a best-selling, Gold Medallion Award-winning author whose over twenty-five books include Then Sings My Soul, The Red Sea Rules, 100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart and The Children’s Daily Devotional Bible. A staff writer for Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Points Magazine, he has also served as pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, for three decades. Morgan and his wife have three daughters and ten grandchildren.
In his latest devotional, author Robert J. Morgan assures readers of God’s purposes, power and grace with All to Jesus.
“Cast all your cares on him.” “Love the Lord with all your heart.” “I can do all things . . . .” Most would be surprised at how often the word “all” appears in the Bible—literally thousands of times. And with each description of God’s comprehensive promises, each reminder of our complete blessing in Christ, each appeal for our full and total surrender, His reputation grows larger before our eyes. We see again what He can do. We see again who we can be.
Based on the Bible’s sizeable emphasis on this tiny yet powerful word “all,” best-selling author and pastor Robert J. Morgan has created a remarkable 365-day spiritual growth experience in his new devotional, All to Jesus: A Year of Devotions (B&H Books, October 2012). A choice sampling of the Bible’s most “all”-encompassing statements, All to Jesus will surround believers each day with inspiring stories, personal reflections and the encouraging assurance that they are cared for in ways they never imagined.