Posts by Dewayne Spivey

Watching

How do you feel about being watched? Do you have a smart phone? Do you ever use a credit card? Do you work on a computer? Guess what? You’re watched. Being watched can be a comforting thing. It can also be a very troubling thing. What we are doing, and who is watching makes all…

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalm 139:14) The word “fearfully” can carry the idea of awesome or to be in awe. The word “wonderful” can also be translated marvelous or amazing. Just pulling that verse out of its context, how do…

Living Water

Last Friday we celebrated the life of a dear friend and faithful brother, Grover Jackson. The memories spoken of and shared in conversations ran along a general theme. Grover will be remembered for his kindness, his wisdom, his insight, and his love for God and God’s people. It was on the last day, the greatest…

Patience

Patience is the capacity, habit or fact of being patient. Are you familiar with the saying, “Patience is a virtue, acquire it if you can, seldom in a woman but never in a man”? I can’t tell you the number of times that has been quoted to me. It helps me to remember that one…

“My Shepherd”

“The Lord is my shepherd…” (Psalm 23) For David, the Lord was his provider, his soul restorer, his guide, his protector, his comforter, his source of goodness and mercy. What is He for me? What is He for you?

Let’s Get This Right

Can you describe a good neighbor? Do you know what one looks like? Are you being one? Can you describe a good spouse? Do you know what one looks like? Are you being one? “Do unto others as you would have them to do unto you.” Jesus really turns the tables on us, doesn’t he?…

Feelings

“Faith comes from hearing and hearing by the word of God.” So wrote the Apostle Paul in Romans 10:17. Peter wrote, “You have inexpressible and glorious joy,” which is the end result of your faith. (1Peter 1:9) The emotions and feelings come from what is believed. Therefore, Paul’s statement becomes vital. It’s not the feelings…

Is This Us?

“Blessed is the one you discipline, Lord, the one you teach from your law; You grant them relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked. For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.” (Psalm 94:12-14) Are we allowing the Lord to discipline and teach…

Pursuing God

Psalm 1 lets us know that if we wish to pursue God, there are some things we are to avoid and there are some things we must do. Some things to avoid: Do not walk in step with the wicked. Do not stand in the way that sinners take. Do not sit in the company…

Who? ME?

I do not think it is a stretch to say that many people take comfort in playing the victim. No matter what happens, it is always someone else’s fault. It’s never the fault of the person who actually did the wrong. Why is that? Is it because there are simply so many enemies out to…