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Devotionals by Pastor David Chadwick

Get so Close They Can’t Kick You
By David Chadwick

Dad knew that God never intended for people to live in isolation. But he also knew that as people lived in close proximity, they would hurt one another. Enmity would develop.

I asked my dad how to handle enemies. He said, “Son, get so close to them they can’t kick you.”

It was Dad’s way of following Jesus’s admonition to love your enemies and pray for your persecutors (Matthew 5:44). He knew the fruitlessness of returning evil for evil while also recognizing the fruitfulness of returning evil with good (Romans 12:20).

Dad taught that when it was possible, try to turn your enemies into advocates. Love them the way Jesus has loved you. You used to be his enemy, but now he calls you his friend (John 15:15).

Hopefully, your former enemy will no longer desire to kick you.

Live in-tune with the heartbeat of God!

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About Moments of Hope

Giving People NEW perspective as to why there's reason for hope through Jesus. For Christians who want to reach their world for Jesus, Moments of Hope with Pastor David Chadwick is a multi-channel media ministry that’s influencing change in the secular culture for God. As a recognized voice that’s trusted in community, Moments of Hope is able to speak into lives, giving people new perspective as to why there’s reason for hope in Jesus.

About Pastor David Chadwick

A native of North Carolina, Dr. David Chadwick graduated from UNC Chapel Hill where he played basketball and was a member of a NCAA Final Four Basketball Team. In addition to his undergraduate degree in Communications, David has a graduate degree in counseling from the University of Florida, plus a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary.


David has been Pastor of the Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1980, where worship attendance has grown from 180 to over 6,000 with campuses located in North and South Carolina. In addition, he hosts a local weekly faith and values radio program, “The David Chadwick Show,” on WBT AM/FM in Charlotte, NC as well as the nationally syndicated "Moments of Hope with David Chadwick" a daily Christian teaching show airing nationwide.


David has also authored several books including, My Father My Friend, It's How You Play the Game: The 12 Leadership Principles of Dean Smith, and From Superficial to Significant. Additionally, David has written two daily devotionals - Moments of Hope and Hearing the Voice of God.


David and his wife, Marilynn, have three children, Bethany, David Banner, Michael, Son-in law, Ryan, Daughter-in law Jessi, Daughter-in-law Cassi and five grandchildren.

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