We're not watching alone

Sentinels are on watch all over the world every moment. They’re guarding wherever and whatever they’re assigned. And what of us? We have our own little patch to watch over too—our thoughts. Are we standing guard and watching diligently? A little while ago, I was upset over a family situation and was listening to fear under the guise of concern for a relative. But then the “still, small voice” asked, “Are you believing there’s a power other than Me?” Of course not! And as I thought about that, I became peaceful. Thank you, God. 

My experience was a little thing, but Rita Polatin and Bob Butcher were there on watch when serious situations confronted them. Rita stood guard when a man had a heart attack at a swim meet (p. 4); Bob Butcher prayed when a man climbed on top of a terminal at an airport purportedly to commit suicide (p. 7). And there’s also Michael Day’s pointers, from his military experience, on guarding our thoughts. He reminds us that “it is very important that we frequently search the thoughts we have already accepted and challenge them to see if they should be expelled rather than entertained” (p. 6).

And there’s more. Catherine Smith shares how she’s letting her light shine at college (p. 16); Gigi Raine writes about being able to forgive after being accosted on a train (p. 10); and the editorial talks about the importance of not letting the world “identify, define, and classify” us (p. 27). 

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Questions about Primary class instruction
July 16, 2012

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