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

7/9/20 LIVING ONLY FOR TEMPORAL GAIN IS SURE TO BRING ETERNAL LOSS

by Barry Lovett

“What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” Mark 8:36. Many people today are willing to exchange their eternal souls for the pleasures of this world, which bring only temporal satisfaction.  Some hold on to a bad habit or are enamored by a pet sin they don’t […]

7/8/20 WHAT WE CALL ADVERSITY GOD CALLS OPPORTUNITY

by Barry Lovett

“Let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good.”  I Peter 4:19. Times getting rough? Being persecuted? Under extreme stress? Scared? Continue to serve Christ, even if you are discouraged and feel like quitting. Decide that throughout the ordeal you are going to remain faithful.  What we call […]

7/7/20 WHEN WE KEEP OUR MIND ON GOD, GOD KEEPS OUR MIND AT PEACE

by Barry Lovett

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You.” Isaiah 26:3. The believer who is confident of God’s providence, who rests in His grace, and who relies on His Holy Spirit will experience the miracle of His quieting peace.  When we keep our mind on God, God keeps our mind at peace.

7/6/20 THE CONTENTED PERSON IS NEVER POOR

by Barry Lovett

“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21. How we respond to a material loss is a good test of where our treasure really is.  If we are driven to our knees in prayer and we let go of our loss, we can be certain that our treasure is in a secure […]

7/3/20 WE WHO KNOW THE JOY OF SALVATION FIND IT HARD TO KEEP IT TO OURSELVES

by Barry Lovett

“We do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord.” II Corinthians 4:5. Evangelism is simply sharing with people what we know about Jesus.  No tricks.  No deception.  We speak the truth, in as loving a manner as possible.  Then we just leave the results with God.  We who know the joy of salvation find it hard to keep it […]