Stephen & Laura Holt | Sierra Leone, West Africa

Meditations from the Morning Watch

Pleasure or Treasure?

Thank you Lord for the privilege to pray for these young ones just starting out on their own walk with you.  Thank you for the families who have so diligently raised and trained them … And thank you for their desire to be rich in Treasure, not poor in Pleasure.

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Sermon in the Sunrise

A picture of my little life, the sunrise has today reminded me of the brevity. Yet it’s also a sweet reminder that while I walk this dark valley called Life I am to radiantly and joyously reflect the borrowed glory of the Son.

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Beginnings

The beginning of the gospel. Such a simple statement yet this morning it has caused me to think of all the far flung places to which the gospel has traveled and the vastly different people it has touched.

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Not In Vain

But we were being tested by the Lord too. Did we love Him above all else? Would we be willing to take the undeserved abuse that He might be honored thereby? Were we as committed to the work as we thought we were or as we claimed to be? Would we quit?

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Content?

Contentment – there’s more to the word than we think. Read our new post and see how you’re doing. I know I need more work at it.

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The Fourth Watch

Many people believe that once you have Jesus in your life that it’s all smooth sailing – fair winds and following seas, to borrow the nautical term for favorable conditions. But my Bible reading teaches me otherwise.

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The Secret Place

I have always loved this portion of scripture; a tender picture of the relationship we have with the Lord as we draw near to Him and rest in His protection. But this morning, as I sit in cool shades of dawn, listening to the gentle sounds of my chickens arousing, a new imagery comes to my mind.

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Follow On

Lord, strengthen me to follow on in sunshine or storm, foggy morning, blazing noon-day heat, or darkest of moonless nights.

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