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  • 11 Jul 2020
    The Father: Our Father in Heaven Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven... Matthew 6:8-9   Not only were you born of an earthly father, but also you have a Father in Heaven. When you were born again of the Spirit, you received your heavenly Father’s nature. Let your new divine nature control your life so you can live above the old life. Also, you received the heavenly Father’s life, and now you have eternal life. Let your earthly life reflect your heavenly Father’s gift to you. You were given a new standing in Heaven; the heavenly Father’s infinite resources are at your disposal. Since you are a child of the Father and a member of His family, you can call other believers your sisters and brothers, and you can receive their love as you love them.   Father, I am humbled to be Your child. I come to You in prayer, just as a child comes to an earthly father, asking for Your blessing on my life today.   You have a Heavenly Father; take time to fellowship with Him today. Enjoy your relationship with the Father. Take time to learn what He can do for you, so you can walk in His will. Take time to worship Him, remembering that the Father seeks worship (John 4:23). When you worship and magnify your Father in Heaven, He, in turn, will enrich your life and bless you abundantly.   O Father in Heaven, thank You for giving me entrance into Your family. I want to grow in my relationship with You and become more like You. I will worship You today. Amen.   Go Deeper: Matthew 6:6-15   Take advantage of the things you get from your heavenly Father
    0 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • The Father: Our Father in Heaven Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven... Matthew 6:8-9   Not only were you born of an earthly father, but also you have a Father in Heaven. When you were born again of the Spirit, you received your heavenly Father’s nature. Let your new divine nature control your life so you can live above the old life. Also, you received the heavenly Father’s life, and now you have eternal life. Let your earthly life reflect your heavenly Father’s gift to you. You were given a new standing in Heaven; the heavenly Father’s infinite resources are at your disposal. Since you are a child of the Father and a member of His family, you can call other believers your sisters and brothers, and you can receive their love as you love them.   Father, I am humbled to be Your child. I come to You in prayer, just as a child comes to an earthly father, asking for Your blessing on my life today.   You have a Heavenly Father; take time to fellowship with Him today. Enjoy your relationship with the Father. Take time to learn what He can do for you, so you can walk in His will. Take time to worship Him, remembering that the Father seeks worship (John 4:23). When you worship and magnify your Father in Heaven, He, in turn, will enrich your life and bless you abundantly.   O Father in Heaven, thank You for giving me entrance into Your family. I want to grow in my relationship with You and become more like You. I will worship You today. Amen.   Go Deeper: Matthew 6:6-15   Take advantage of the things you get from your heavenly Father
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  • 11 Jul 2020
    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Today, I am praying for people in this world who do not have earthly fathers.   They may have never known their father, or their father was taken from them, or he may have left them at some point, or a myriad of other scenarios.   We all need to know and to feel Your love as our Heavenly Father.   Thank You that You love us with an unconditional and everlasting love.   You are always there for us, waiting with Your open arms and Your heart of pure love, as Jesus taught us...   Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven... Matthew 6:8-9   I thank You for all You have done, all You have provided and all You will do for us.   I am Your children.   Thank You for giving me Your love.   May I recognize and accept Your love.   May I be comforted as I rest in You.   I love You, Father God.   In Jesus’ name, I pray,   Amen.
    0 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Today, I am praying for people in this world who do not have earthly fathers.   They may have never known their father, or their father was taken from them, or he may have left them at some point, or a myriad of other scenarios.   We all need to know and to feel Your love as our Heavenly Father.   Thank You that You love us with an unconditional and everlasting love.   You are always there for us, waiting with Your open arms and Your heart of pure love, as Jesus taught us...   Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven... Matthew 6:8-9   I thank You for all You have done, all You have provided and all You will do for us.   I am Your children.   Thank You for giving me Your love.   May I recognize and accept Your love.   May I be comforted as I rest in You.   I love You, Father God.   In Jesus’ name, I pray,   Amen.
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  • 11 Jul 2020
    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven... Matthew 6:8-9
    0 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven... Matthew 6:8-9
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  • 10 Jul 2020
    SIMPSON DEVOTIONAL Inspirational Readings by A.B. Simpson Days of Heaven on Earth Friday, July 10, 2020 The highest blessings of the gospel are just as free as the lowest; when you have served God ten years you cannot sit down and say, "I have an experience now and I count on that." We so often do that! We say, "Now I know I am saved, I feel it." And so we are building a different foundation-we build on something in ourselves. Always take grace as something you do not deserve, something that is freely bestowed. The long, deep, boundless river is free-as free at the mouth as it is at the little feeder stream. It is free all along its course; anybody can come and drink, and anybody can come and bathe in its refreshing waters. Do you believe that? God has given us His Holy Spirit that we may know the things that are freely given to us of God. It is a sad thing for a poor starving child to look longingly through the window and see a fire and the happy family sitting around a laden table. What is the good of knowing that there is warmth and love and light if it is not free? God has freely given all the goodness of His grace and love. Scripture That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God —1 Corinthians 2:12
  • SIMPSON DEVOTIONAL Inspirational Readings by A.B. Simpson Days of Heaven on Earth Friday, July 10, 2020 The highest blessings of the gospel are just as free as the lowest; when you have served God ten years you cannot sit down and say, "I have an experience now and I count on that." We so often do that! We say, "Now I know I am saved, I feel it." And so we are building a different foundation-we build on something in ourselves. Always take grace as something you do not deserve, something that is freely bestowed. The long, deep, boundless river is free-as free at the mouth as it is at the little feeder stream. It is free all along its course; anybody can come and drink, and anybody can come and bathe in its refreshing waters. Do you believe that? God has given us His Holy Spirit that we may know the things that are freely given to us of God. It is a sad thing for a poor starving child to look longingly through the window and see a fire and the happy family sitting around a laden table. What is the good of knowing that there is warmth and love and light if it is not free? God has freely given all the goodness of His grace and love. Scripture That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God —1 Corinthians 2:12
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  • 10 Jul 2020
    The Child Of God And The Beggar Friday, July 10, 2020 When my father was a child, growing up in Germany, and his father would take him out to a restaurant, he would go around to other tables, pretend to be poor, and beg for their food. When his father caught him doing that, he wasn’t happy at all. He was embarrassed. To have your son going around begging as a pauper isn’t a good reflection on your family, or on your fatherhood. It’s the same way for God and you. If you’re born again, you’re a child of God. If you live, as if you’re empty, desperate, needing to get your fill from the world, from the media, from material things, even from the approval of others, then you’re a child of God living as a beggar. And it’s an embarrassment to heaven. Get filled up at your Father’s table. Everything you need is right there. Then if you want to go to the other tables, to the world, then go, but not to beg, but to give and bless. For a child of God is born not to beg, but to bless. From Message #1225 - A Year Of Joy   Today's Mission Today, seek to be independent of the world. Seek all your needs from God. Be filled by directly from Him. And rejoice in the fact that you're not a beggar, but a child of the Most High.   Scripture: 1 John 3:1   Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
    0 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • The Child Of God And The Beggar Friday, July 10, 2020 When my father was a child, growing up in Germany, and his father would take him out to a restaurant, he would go around to other tables, pretend to be poor, and beg for their food. When his father caught him doing that, he wasn’t happy at all. He was embarrassed. To have your son going around begging as a pauper isn’t a good reflection on your family, or on your fatherhood. It’s the same way for God and you. If you’re born again, you’re a child of God. If you live, as if you’re empty, desperate, needing to get your fill from the world, from the media, from material things, even from the approval of others, then you’re a child of God living as a beggar. And it’s an embarrassment to heaven. Get filled up at your Father’s table. Everything you need is right there. Then if you want to go to the other tables, to the world, then go, but not to beg, but to give and bless. For a child of God is born not to beg, but to bless. From Message #1225 - A Year Of Joy   Today's Mission Today, seek to be independent of the world. Seek all your needs from God. Be filled by directly from Him. And rejoice in the fact that you're not a beggar, but a child of the Most High.   Scripture: 1 John 3:1   Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
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  • 10 Jul 2020
    Jesus: Greater Than Our Father Jacob Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock? John 4:12   The woman at the well asked Jesus if He was greater than Jacob. She was being sarcastic, assuming in her mind that Jesus could not be. Little did she know at the time that the answer to her question was yes! Even though Jesus came from the line of Jacob (Matthew 1:2), He is much Greater than Our Father Jacob because He is the Son of God. The woman learned that Jesus is the I AM (John 4:26) and that He indeed is “the Christ, the Savior of the world” (John 4:42). What are your questions about Jesus?   Jesus, I believe You lived a perfect life and died a cruel death as a substitute for my sin. Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God; but most importantly, I believe You are my personal Savior.   The woman at the well didn’t understand what Jesus meant when He offered her living water (John 4:10). At first, she tried to tell Jesus that He didn’t have a rope or bucket. When Jesus offered her water so that she would “never thirst” (John 4:14), she again was wrong, thinking it was physical water (John 4:15). When she properly understood that Jesus is not only Greater than Our Father Jacob but also the Messiah, she ran to tell others, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did” (John 4:29). Have you met Jesus in a personal experience, as did the woman at the well?   Jesus, You have answered my questions, just as You answered those of the woman at the well. I will go tell others about You, just as the woman at the well did. Amen.   Go Deeper: John 4:12-29, 39-42   Because Jesus is Greater than Our Father Jacob, He can meet our needs.
    3 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Jesus: Greater Than Our Father Jacob Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock? John 4:12   The woman at the well asked Jesus if He was greater than Jacob. She was being sarcastic, assuming in her mind that Jesus could not be. Little did she know at the time that the answer to her question was yes! Even though Jesus came from the line of Jacob (Matthew 1:2), He is much Greater than Our Father Jacob because He is the Son of God. The woman learned that Jesus is the I AM (John 4:26) and that He indeed is “the Christ, the Savior of the world” (John 4:42). What are your questions about Jesus?   Jesus, I believe You lived a perfect life and died a cruel death as a substitute for my sin. Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God; but most importantly, I believe You are my personal Savior.   The woman at the well didn’t understand what Jesus meant when He offered her living water (John 4:10). At first, she tried to tell Jesus that He didn’t have a rope or bucket. When Jesus offered her water so that she would “never thirst” (John 4:14), she again was wrong, thinking it was physical water (John 4:15). When she properly understood that Jesus is not only Greater than Our Father Jacob but also the Messiah, she ran to tell others, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did” (John 4:29). Have you met Jesus in a personal experience, as did the woman at the well?   Jesus, You have answered my questions, just as You answered those of the woman at the well. I will go tell others about You, just as the woman at the well did. Amen.   Go Deeper: John 4:12-29, 39-42   Because Jesus is Greater than Our Father Jacob, He can meet our needs.
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  • 26 Dec 2016
    Romans 12:2 (KJV) 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
    252138 Posted by CINDY T
  • By CINDY T
    Romans 12:2 (KJV) 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
    Dec 26, 2016 252138
  • 07 Apr 2019
    What Makes Christianity Different? By Billy Graham   •   April 7 Share22K+ Tweet Home Daily Devotion What Makes Christianity Different? He is not here, but is risen.—Luke 24:6 Something distinguishes Christianity from all the religions of the world. Not only does it carry the truth of the redemption, by the death of our Savior for our sins on the cross, but it carries the fact that Christ rose again. Only the Christian faith claims that its Leader died and rose again and is alive at this moment. Many gravestones carry the inscription, “Here lies . . . ,” but on Christ’s tomb are emblazoned the words, “He is not here.” Christianity has no shrines to visit, no dusty remains to venerate, no tombs at which to worship. Many good men have lived, and still live, in the memory of those who knew them, but there is only one Man who conquered death—Jesus Christ—and He will live forever. Listen to Billy Graham explain the resurrection in one minute. Prayer for the day The account of Your resurrection never ceases to bring me joy, Lord Jesus.
    75576 Posted by Donald S
  • What Makes Christianity Different? By Billy Graham   •   April 7 Share22K+ Tweet Home Daily Devotion What Makes Christianity Different? He is not here, but is risen.—Luke 24:6 Something distinguishes Christianity from all the religions of the world. Not only does it carry the truth of the redemption, by the death of our Savior for our sins on the cross, but it carries the fact that Christ rose again. Only the Christian faith claims that its Leader died and rose again and is alive at this moment. Many gravestones carry the inscription, “Here lies . . . ,” but on Christ’s tomb are emblazoned the words, “He is not here.” Christianity has no shrines to visit, no dusty remains to venerate, no tombs at which to worship. Many good men have lived, and still live, in the memory of those who knew them, but there is only one Man who conquered death—Jesus Christ—and He will live forever. Listen to Billy Graham explain the resurrection in one minute. Prayer for the day The account of Your resurrection never ceases to bring me joy, Lord Jesus.
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  • 23 Jul 2016
    Once again, I have had several instances of a recurring theme show up, getting my attention. In this case it revolves around a shoe. You see, ever since I broke my leg, the time I spent recovering and healing, I found myself truly diving into Gods word for solace and comfort. I also spent a great deal of time painting, (although the paint was digital, just me and my iPad) I was playing around one day and just happened to start a free-form painting, something that looked like a woman's high heel shoe emerged, so I went with it. It came out fantastic, it pleased me so much, that it became the first in a series of shoes. I thought later on about it that perhaps it was because I was injured and desirous of being able to return to such attire (which seemed really far off, if ever at all).LOLRolling ahead, I've recovered, but keep painting my fancy shoes amongst other works of art. Incidentally, over over the last few weeks, I've been drawn to several passages in the Bible, all of which revolve around a shoe or shoes. I watched the movie, the Story of Ruth from the Bible, (Ruth 4:7) who became the wife of Boaz, (the Great Grandparents of David) I read about Moses being instructed to remove his shoes, as he was standing on Holy ground (Exodus 3:5) and the same thing for Joshua (Joshua 5: 14-15). Further research uncovered yet other mention of shoes, such as (Amos 2:6) which refers to Joseph, who was sold by his brothers into slavery! (which speaks to the injustices of this world, those who sit in high places who have dominion and power, supposing to be in good standing, who are not)Every account mentioned above, has different meanings, different connotations attached, one meant concession (forfeiting their possession or rights thereto) another meant humbleness, in standing before God and yet another stood for symbolism of an injustice (where money, possession and power were favored over the kinship of blood and brotherhood). So what is the underlying unifying theme to all of this. It is obedience, obtaining it, remaining in it or the lack of it!I think of a baby, walking around with no shoes, barefoot and it conjures up thoughts of trust, being carefree and cared for. God wants us in spirit to be barefoot to Him, like a baby. We see the loss of a shoe, as symbolic, this applies to anything you might have lost in your life; if it's yours and meant for you, worn by you, what use is it to anyone else?! In all honesty those that take from others will find that their spoils are as useful as one shoe, in other words useless! That which is taken from us wrongfully, will surely have to be returned or counted to us for restitution. Then we have the conscious and intentional forfeit, isn't that a picture of dying to this world for the gain of Christ Jesus?! Having the Lord dwell within us, shouldn't we allow Him to fill our shoes? To order our footsteps and keep us on that path?! Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Gospel! Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! I hope that gives you some new insights on the significance of walking with the Lord and staying in step with the rhythm of obedience! Have a Blessed week!Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over the family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord. let our footsteps always be in proper alignment. Keep us on the path to attaining Your righteousness, go before us in all things preparing the way. Help us to stand strong in Your will and walk swiftly away from anything that is not pleasing to You. Steady us in our endeavors and bless us as we carry out your commands in this life as well as the one promised to us, which is coming soon! In Jesus Yehushua Mighty name, we pray amen!Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;Joshua 5: 14-15 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Ruth4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.Isaiah 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® NOW on Podcast!http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_monday_message_by_susanmarie_z The Monday Message Blogwww.TheMondayMorningMessage.comThe Monday Message of FBhttps://www.facebook.com/MondayMorningMessageThe Eternal Body Of Christ on FBhttps://www.facebook.com/TheEternalBodyOfChrist
    35925 Posted by Susan Marie
  • Once again, I have had several instances of a recurring theme show up, getting my attention. In this case it revolves around a shoe. You see, ever since I broke my leg, the time I spent recovering and healing, I found myself truly diving into Gods word for solace and comfort. I also spent a great deal of time painting, (although the paint was digital, just me and my iPad) I was playing around one day and just happened to start a free-form painting, something that looked like a woman's high heel shoe emerged, so I went with it. It came out fantastic, it pleased me so much, that it became the first in a series of shoes. I thought later on about it that perhaps it was because I was injured and desirous of being able to return to such attire (which seemed really far off, if ever at all).LOLRolling ahead, I've recovered, but keep painting my fancy shoes amongst other works of art. Incidentally, over over the last few weeks, I've been drawn to several passages in the Bible, all of which revolve around a shoe or shoes. I watched the movie, the Story of Ruth from the Bible, (Ruth 4:7) who became the wife of Boaz, (the Great Grandparents of David) I read about Moses being instructed to remove his shoes, as he was standing on Holy ground (Exodus 3:5) and the same thing for Joshua (Joshua 5: 14-15). Further research uncovered yet other mention of shoes, such as (Amos 2:6) which refers to Joseph, who was sold by his brothers into slavery! (which speaks to the injustices of this world, those who sit in high places who have dominion and power, supposing to be in good standing, who are not)Every account mentioned above, has different meanings, different connotations attached, one meant concession (forfeiting their possession or rights thereto) another meant humbleness, in standing before God and yet another stood for symbolism of an injustice (where money, possession and power were favored over the kinship of blood and brotherhood). So what is the underlying unifying theme to all of this. It is obedience, obtaining it, remaining in it or the lack of it!I think of a baby, walking around with no shoes, barefoot and it conjures up thoughts of trust, being carefree and cared for. God wants us in spirit to be barefoot to Him, like a baby. We see the loss of a shoe, as symbolic, this applies to anything you might have lost in your life; if it's yours and meant for you, worn by you, what use is it to anyone else?! In all honesty those that take from others will find that their spoils are as useful as one shoe, in other words useless! That which is taken from us wrongfully, will surely have to be returned or counted to us for restitution. Then we have the conscious and intentional forfeit, isn't that a picture of dying to this world for the gain of Christ Jesus?! Having the Lord dwell within us, shouldn't we allow Him to fill our shoes? To order our footsteps and keep us on that path?! Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Gospel! Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! I hope that gives you some new insights on the significance of walking with the Lord and staying in step with the rhythm of obedience! Have a Blessed week!Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over the family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord. let our footsteps always be in proper alignment. Keep us on the path to attaining Your righteousness, go before us in all things preparing the way. Help us to stand strong in Your will and walk swiftly away from anything that is not pleasing to You. Steady us in our endeavors and bless us as we carry out your commands in this life as well as the one promised to us, which is coming soon! In Jesus Yehushua Mighty name, we pray amen!Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;Joshua 5: 14-15 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Ruth4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.Isaiah 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® NOW on Podcast!http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_monday_message_by_susanmarie_z The Monday Message Blogwww.TheMondayMorningMessage.comThe Monday Message of FBhttps://www.facebook.com/MondayMorningMessageThe Eternal Body Of Christ on FBhttps://www.facebook.com/TheEternalBodyOfChrist
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  • 12 Jan 2017
      "Being  a Chrsitian is more than a  instantaneous conversation it is a daily process '' Billy Graham, " This song should be our prayer to be more like Jesus .................... More Like You More like you, Jesus, more like you Fill my heart with your desire To make me more like you More like you, Jesus, more like you Touch my lips with Holy fire And make me more like you Lord you are my mercy Lord you are my grace All my deepest sins Have forever been erased Draw me in your presence Lead me in your ways I long to bring you glory In righteousness and praise Lord you are compassion And never ending love For you have redeemed me By your priceless blood Create in me a clean heart A spirit that is new The joy of my salvation Is only found in you! 
    22924 Posted by CINDY T
  • By CINDY T
      "Being  a Chrsitian is more than a  instantaneous conversation it is a daily process '' Billy Graham, " This song should be our prayer to be more like Jesus .................... More Like You More like you, Jesus, more like you Fill my heart with your desire To make me more like you More like you, Jesus, more like you Touch my lips with Holy fire And make me more like you Lord you are my mercy Lord you are my grace All my deepest sins Have forever been erased Draw me in your presence Lead me in your ways I long to bring you glory In righteousness and praise Lord you are compassion And never ending love For you have redeemed me By your priceless blood Create in me a clean heart A spirit that is new The joy of my salvation Is only found in you! 
    Jan 12, 2017 22924
  • 27 Aug 2016
    God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
    21414 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
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  • 14 Feb 2017
    Love Has to Grow Joni Eareckson Tada, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” -1 Corinthians 13:4, 6-7 Love must grow. It can’t stand still, and it certainly cannot go backward. Love must flourish or else it withers and dies. In fact, growth in a relationship is very much like growth in a tree or flower. If a flower doesn’t bloom, if a tree doesn’t sprout leaves, it signals a problem. Our love for the Lord Jesus is also a living thing. We are intimately united with Him in His body. Remember, love between you and your Lord, like anything that lives, must grow. Just think 1 Corinthians 13 is how God feels about you! We can always come up with good excuses as to why our relationships do not progress and increase in love. But instead of blaming others, ask yourself a couple of direct questions about love. Do I protect my loved one’s reputation? Are my expectations unrealistic? Do I pray committedly? Does my love cover a multitude of the other’s sins? Do I keep Christ at the center of our relationship? Lord, help me to be patient and kind toward others. Help me not to envy those who seem to be enjoying tremendous progress and increase in their marriages. Help me not to boast when I’m right, or be proud when others are wrong. Help me not to be rude to my husband… wife… or friend. I don’t want my love to be self-seeking, or easily angered. And, Lord, convict me if I start keeping a record of wrongs, for I desire that my love will always rejoice with the truth. Help me to have faith, hope, and love ever increasing, ever growing. Taken from Diamonds in the Dust. © 1993 by Joni Eareckson Tada.
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  • By CINDY T
    Love Has to Grow Joni Eareckson Tada, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” -1 Corinthians 13:4, 6-7 Love must grow. It can’t stand still, and it certainly cannot go backward. Love must flourish or else it withers and dies. In fact, growth in a relationship is very much like growth in a tree or flower. If a flower doesn’t bloom, if a tree doesn’t sprout leaves, it signals a problem. Our love for the Lord Jesus is also a living thing. We are intimately united with Him in His body. Remember, love between you and your Lord, like anything that lives, must grow. Just think 1 Corinthians 13 is how God feels about you! We can always come up with good excuses as to why our relationships do not progress and increase in love. But instead of blaming others, ask yourself a couple of direct questions about love. Do I protect my loved one’s reputation? Are my expectations unrealistic? Do I pray committedly? Does my love cover a multitude of the other’s sins? Do I keep Christ at the center of our relationship? Lord, help me to be patient and kind toward others. Help me not to envy those who seem to be enjoying tremendous progress and increase in their marriages. Help me not to boast when I’m right, or be proud when others are wrong. Help me not to be rude to my husband… wife… or friend. I don’t want my love to be self-seeking, or easily angered. And, Lord, convict me if I start keeping a record of wrongs, for I desire that my love will always rejoice with the truth. Help me to have faith, hope, and love ever increasing, ever growing. Taken from Diamonds in the Dust. © 1993 by Joni Eareckson Tada.
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