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The Goodness of God!

The goodness of GodFor the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5

You, Lord, are forgiving and goodabounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:8-12

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Psalm 23:6 

AMEN!!!

The Weekly Word #10 – BLOOD

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God’s Strength in Our Lives

God's-StrengthGod is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

“As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the Lord (Jesus)? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength  and keeps my way secure. 2 Samuel 22:31-33

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Peter writes, Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:8-12

AMEN!!!

The Weekly Word #9 – We are BLESSED

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The Weekly Word #8 – JOY

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The Weekly Word #7 – LOVE

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The Weekly Word – #6 – HAPPY

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Glorious Joy…

Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is (face to face). All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. 1 John 3:2-3

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, Galatians 3:26

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see (God) face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12

Though you have not seen him (Jesus), you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9

 

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. Jude 24-25

Someday we’ll see God, face to face, in all his Glory!!!

 

AMEN!!!

The Weekly Word #5 – SHINE

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The Weekly Word #4-DAWN

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The Weekly Word #3-PRAYER

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WAR

WAR What Amazing Results

 If your children follow your instructions at the first directions, tell the rest of us your secret. If time on your job is filled with daily happiness and joy, tell me where I can get an application. If your marriage has only seen blissful moments, please start a support group to help those of us less fortunate. In my life, there are falls, scrapes, bumps, bruises, and even collisions. Yes, in my blessed Christian life, these difficulties occur. Encouragement can come when you least expect it. At the prompting of my sister, I went to see War Room.

Many of us have a favorite gospel or Christian song that speaks a message in the midst of a trial, confusion, or even temptation. We can pull out that tune on phones, other digital listening devices, or if you are old school like me, you might even have it tucked away on a CD. However, finding a movie with faith-based messages is a bit more challenging.

The Kendrick Brothers have worked hard to fill the void of limited Christian movies released to mainstream audiences. If you have not seen Facing the Giants, Fireproof, or Courageous, I encourage you to find them on a computer movie site or DVD. If are waiting to see War Room, do not let this one get by you. The plot line is believable. The characters are engaging. The message is timely. Most important, the catalyst of the movie hinges on the following scripture:

“But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret will reward you.”     Matthew 6:6 NIV

After seeing the movie, I began immediately thinking. My inner room? As depicted in the movie (for most of us today), an inner room is usually a closet. My inner room? Where will I put my shoes? Where will I put my winter clothes? Where will I put all that extra junk that I never use anyway? I have made space for my sewing stuff. I have made space for my computer and teaching stuff. Recently, I even reorganized closets to make more space for my clothes. But now, I am instantaneously stuck as to where to put Jesus. How many of us struggle to make room in our lives for Jesus spiritually let alone given Him physical space in our homes? Some will argue to the symbolic nature of an “inner room.” That is one of those debates I will let you hash out with Jesus yourself. As for me, I am not worried when attuning myself to directions given in the Bible. I am going to repurpose my war tactics (and space) to employ the greatest strategy (prayer) ever created against the most critical confrontation (Satan) ever experienced to see What Amazing Results are to come.

 

 

Saving Faith…

Saving FaithSeek the Lord while he may be found (before you die); call on him while he is near. Isaiah 55:6

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:1-3

Then they (ordinary people) asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent (believe in Jesus).” John 6:28-30

Paul writes, I have declared to both Jews and Greeks (everyone else) that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus. Acts 20:21

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:12-13 AMEN!!!

The Weekly Word #2 – CHANGE

 

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The Weekly Word #1

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