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H Lamar Smith
H Lamar Smith

H. Lamar Smith has served as senior pastor for 46 years, having pastored in Tennessee, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Alabama.

Trevecca Nazarene University is his Alma Mater from which he received both the B.A. and M.A. degrees.

He is currently serving as Executive Assistant to the District Superintendent on the Alabama North District Church of the Nazarene.

He speaks in local churches for revivals, interim pulpit supply and Faith-Promise services. He speaks in workshops and in spiritual retreats for pastors.

Some of my highlights

This blog site is a way of sharing short devotional thoughts for your day as well as occasional articles of Christian teaching.

Here are some of the assumptions that underlie my writing about the Christian’s devotional life:

  • It is ultimately that we glorify God in all of our thoughts, words, and actions.
  • It enables us to be centered in our Lord Jesus Messiah!
  • It is an expression of discipleship.
  • It is about growth in and toward holiness.
  • It is only possible to advance with the empowering Spirit and being “co-laborers together with God.”
  • It must comprehend all of our life and being. Untouched things become unholy things infecting the rest.
  • It should lead us to spiritual health and wholeness.
  • Its fruit looks like the Great Commandment. Jesus said,
  • You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    Matt , 22:37-40 (NRSV)
  • If it is only about our worship and piety, and does not lead us in deeds of compassion it is a failure. Love for God means nothing if I do not love my neighbor. Faith that does not express itself by works is useless and is dead. John Wesley taught that acts of mercy take precedence over acts of piety. In the story of the Good Samaritan the priest and Levite, for reasons of piety can’t help a man in desperate need. “Doing” shapes “being” as well as “being” shapes “doing.”
  • By the grace of God we can all change and be better.
  • Good devotional thoughts can give us direction and food for the journey.