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    For thought and meditation

    "Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening."

    —Acts 16:25

    I was watching a television commercial the other day for a hearing device that’s designed to look like a Bluetooth earpiece. In reality, it isn’t a phone device at all. It simply amplifies the sound around the person who’s wearing it. Maybe there are some people who wear the device so they can listen in on other people’s conversations without being too obvious about it.

    The Bible tells us that as Paul and Silas sang their midnight praises to God in the dungeon at Philippi, the other prisoners were listening. The word listening could be translated “listening for pleasure.” There is something about your favorite song that draws you in. I always notice music, and when I hear a song I love, I will tune in. I’m listening for pleasure.

    There in the dungeon, everyone was listening in because they had never heard anything like it. I wonder if Paul and Silas were singing some cool harmonies. Maybe not, but I think just the idea of their singing the praises of God in such a dark, oppressive, horrible place caught the attention of the other prisoners.

    You can be a great worshipper and not sing well at all. It is all about the attitude of your heart and a willingness to glorify and honor God, regardless of your circumstances.

    We have a lost world out there, and they are watching us as Christians. They are watching us when things go well for us, and they are watching us when things are not going so well. When they see us giving praise to God under such circumstances it is a powerful testimony. It opens a door of ministry. And suddenly there is an audience who will listen to what we have to say when they wouldn’t have listened to us otherwise.
    when the dust settles and the smoke clears all that matters is I hear the words " well done my good and faithfully servant "

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    Ronnie, You are right...the world is watching us and judging us by what we profess and what we do in our daily encounters.....Paul
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    Amen! It's our JOB to be cheerful or at least accepting and undeterred by whatever we face in this life. It's not the way the world teaches us to react, but it's what Christ modeled for us, and advised us to adopt as our attitude in this life. And He's NEVER given us one tiny iota of bad advice anywhere or at any time! I've seen folks facing their own demise do it with a smile and a peaceful heart. My Mom and Dad are just two of them. God bless all those who "model" the attitude Christ urged us to have in the face of what we commonly call 'adversity.' There can BE no greater "witness" in life than just our simple attitude when facing adversities. God bless all who do this, and thus, give the non-believers a little insight into what mature Christianity is really all about, and its power in human lives.

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