LOVE changes things. LOVE is the name of our newest family member, the Shichon puppy pictured below. For many years I resisted the idea of us having a family dog, but finally LOVE won. I got her as a gift to my wife for Mother's Day. The excitement my wife and kids had about receiving her was contagious. I immediately became excited to have her as well. The level of commitment she requires as a young puppy has been much more than we imagined, but LOVE makes it all worth it.
What is it that you love? Besides God and my family, I love ministry. Sure, it has its challenges, but my love for fulfilling God's call on my life constrains me and binds me to it through every obstacle. Love--real love is just that powerful. It was love that compelled God to send His only Son Jesus to die for us. It is the love of God that draws men to turn away from sin, repent, and come back home. Love is the key ingredient that makes our faith work. A commitment to love is a commitment to not give up easily. If something is easy for you to give up on, re-examine your love for it. If it is really worth having, recommit yourself to love again. Love does not give up easily, and LOVE NEVER FAILS.
|Meet Love Devine|
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News About Merlon Devine Music Ministry
God has blessed Rocquelle and I to be featured in not one, but two magazines this month. We are grateful to God for the opportunity to let our light shine for Him. The first magazine named Dove Style Magazine has a great in depth interview with Rocquelle and I. The next magazine named One Magazine features me on the cover along with an in depth interview inside about the business aspect of music ministry. We are so excited to share them with you.Let us know what you think. Also, share the links with your family and friends. We want the magazine editors to be blessed with lots of exposure to their wonderful magazines.
Proverbs 22:29 says, "Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men." We live by this scripture and often speak it concerning our ministry. Each time we see this scripture come to pass in our lives, we rejoice in the Lord. He is faithful to his promises. A recent ministry engagement in Boston, Massachusetts positioned me to play in a church where the former President of Zambia was in attendance. A great connection was made there. Continue to pray that doors would open for our ministry internationally, just as God has promised us. We will continue to believe it and speak it!
|Me with President Rupiah Banda of Zambia|
Also, I have been blessed to be the featured artist on the Marriage Made EZ tour this year. Marriage Made EZ is a dynamic marriage class taught by our pastors, Drs. Mike & Dee Dee Freeman of Spirit of Faith Christian Center. I strongly encourage all married and engaged couples to attend this fun, exciting, and FREE event. Your marriage will be strengthened! Next stop is Friday, June 1, 2012 in Rocky Mt., NC. Exact details can be found at www.marriagemadeez.com .
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We are headed to Lafayette, LA; Cary, NC; and many more places. Visit www.merlondevine.com for all the details. We hope to see you when we're on the road.