A Thought for the Day

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ATFTD is a 30-60 second devotional phone message sent by Pastor Barry every Monday – Friday. The written version is posted below. Join the 90+ people in seven different states who get the audio version sent to their phone at no cost! A new inspirational, devotional message is sent each week day at approximately 8:00 a.m. (Hawaii Pacific Time). Email us your name & phone #, or call (808) 521-4708 to sign-up. ATFTD Testimonials:
– “…Thought for the Day messages have been so much appreciated. They have been so encouraging and have helped me through some challenging times…” – Kay, Honolulu
– “Thank you for the daily devotionals… You say a lot in a short time. Thanks for your excellent words and creativity, I enjoy and appreciate them.” – Carolyn, California
– “I love hearing your Thought for the Day every morning.” – Ramona, Colorado

8/21/19 A PERSON IS NEVER SO EMPTY AS WHEN HE IS SO FULL OF HIMSELF

by Barry Lovett

“There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.” Isaiah 57:21. Seeing ourselves as the center of the universe leads to misery.  We weren’t made to be the focus of our own attention.  We were made to give our hearts to “the High and Lofty One,” who lives with those who have a contrite and humble […]

8/20/19 KINDNESS THAT WARNS AND RESCUES IS TRUE KINDNESS

by Barry Lovett

“I will judge his house… because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them.” I Samuel 3:13. Eli let his two sons do pretty much as they pleased.  He rebuked them only after it was too late.  As a result they died.  His was a false kindness.  God, however, is compassionate but not permissive.   He chastens us […]

8/19/19 CHILDREN OF THE KING SHOULD SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF THE KINGDOM

by Barry Lovett

“Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?” James 3:11. People have a right to expect that as Christians our language will be different from the world’s because we are followers of Jesus.  It is inconsistent for us who have Christ living in us to use words of hate or profanity […]

8/16/19 TO GAIN SPIRITUAL STRENGTH, WE MUST ACKNOWLEDGE OUR WEAKNESS

by Barry Lovett

“Become complete…and the God of love and peace will be with you.” II Corinthians 13:11. As Christians, we bump into tough situations in which our weaknesses are revealed.  We often react immaturely and use our weaknesses as an excuse.  After all, “I’m not perfect”, we argue.  The Corinthian believers had much spiritual growing to do. The phrase, “Become […]