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Making the right choice

Friday, March 29, 2013

Hello my Friends. I just want to share a little something with you all

I am in a position where I have two decisions to make. And right from the start, the enemy is saying "Do it! Nobody will know." But the Holy Spirit is saying "Trust your Father. No matter how hard it will get, You know He will never leave you nor forsake you". So I prayed and asked God to help me and lead me to the decision that leads to His Will. And I tell you people, He answered me in such a why that I had no other choice but to know it was God!

I will not get into the meat and potatoes of the issue but the end result is that I may lose my job. And I could save my job by lying but then how could I come before the Lord and thank Him for all that He has done, when I didn't trust in Him enough to to the right thing? How could I come on SP and write blogs and and not follow what I right about? I know that I am not walking right all the time, but sometimes issues come up where you know you have to make a choice that may affect you for years to come!

So Father I thank You and I will walk the road that leads to righteousness. It may be painful for a while but it is will never be as painful as knowing I did the wrong thing and You sent me the right answer!


Please keep me in prayer my friends. I have been so worried about this issue for weeks but today is the first time I have truly felt at peace over this issue. No matter what happens, I know God will see me through!
In Jesus Name
Greg

  
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BIGDAD1211 7/20/2014 6:21PM

    Actually GODZDESIGN95, things turned out well,
Praise God! Thanks for stopping by!

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GODZDESIGN95 7/20/2014 6:07PM

    aw yes the enemy makes things look so easy but if we trust God he will see us thur. I hope things worked out for you emoticon

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1GROVES2 6/26/2013 12:27PM

    I have been away from SP for awhile, not on much for the past 2 years anyway....I was just drawn to look your page up...I know it was a while ago you posted this, but I am praying now and believe that God is doing a marvelous work in your life right now! Always, Always trust in The Lord.
Blessing to you,
Margaret

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SPARKROZ 5/15/2013 6:30PM

    Prayers to you always.

Be blessed!

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BIGDAD1211 5/15/2013 2:55PM

    Hello Everyone. I just wanted to let you know that everything if fine. I made the right choice and I am glad I did. Things are a little rough but in the end, it will all workout. Thank you for you prayers and concern. I love my SP Family!!

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WENDYSPARKS 5/15/2013 2:03PM

    Tell the truth..i hope you been ok.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/11/2013 1:43AM

    Hoping this finds you well my brother. Our Lord and Savior provides our daily bread, now and always.

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SWIMLOVER 3/31/2013 7:58AM

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You did the right thing in GOD's eyes by not lying and telling the truth. HE will bless you even if you do not see it right away! GOD is always with us, HE will not forsake us!

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COOP9002 3/29/2013 2:11PM

    Thank you for sharing. As you already know, He is always faithful. Blessings upon you and your family.

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RUN4FOOD 3/29/2013 1:05PM

    Good decision. He doesn't say it will be easy, but he does say he will be with you.

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WISDOM973 3/29/2013 12:27PM

    Stay strong and he will provide and see you through!

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BIGDAD1211 3/29/2013 12:24PM

    Thank you! I think so too
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LOPEYP 3/29/2013 12:07PM

    Good luck to you. I would like to think that telling the truth would go further with your employer than not. emoticon

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Is your faith driven and tossed?

Monday, March 25, 2013

James 1:6
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

I had to ask myself this as an episode in my life today caused me to be fearful and doubtful and to tell the truth, down right scared! I mean, I was all anxious and butterflies in the tummy type worried. But God sent a friend to deliver a message to me and that message basically God's Plan's for my life are according to His Will and that no matter what happen with the situation I was going through, it is God Will and His Will is ALWAYS prefect and true!

As I thought about that message during the rest of my day, the Holy Spirit started to bring God's Word beck to my remembrance. And one of the verse that struck me, and it did strike my spirit was James 1:6 "But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind." I began to wonder if my faith was tossed and driven my the rough seas of life. Was I only faithful when the seas were calm? When the storms of life began to rock my boat was I like the disciples who woke Jesus and cried that they were going to perish? And like them, I needed to hear Jesus say to me, " 26But He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm." Matt 8:26. When we trust in Jesus and bring Him our storms, He calms them and makes our seas smooth. Now it may not always be to our liking, but it will always be according to His Will.

The Word of God says, "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." Heb 11:6 and I know today, I was not very pleasing to Him by my lack of faith, but through repentance and prayer, I know my God forgives me!

I am going to end with this verse because to me it sums up the power and bless of having faith in our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ!
Matt 17:20 "So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.". That is so awesome! Do you know how small a mustard seed is? And with that amount of Faith, you can move the mountains that are facing you in life!! Thank You so much Father, for Your blessing and tender mercies and for the faith that You give me everyday. And I know no matter what, You are always with Me and before me to clear my paths and calm my seas.

I thank You Father and give You all the Praise!
In Jesus Name
Amen!

  
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VLRPRKS 4/1/2013 5:19PM

    Amen!

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IUHRYTR 3/28/2013 10:36PM

    It's nice hearing from you again. Your messages are always moving and thought provoking. The image of the disciples in the boat, wind roaring and waves shaking the boat is one I find especially vivid. Thanks for another meaningful insight. -- Lou

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SWIMLOVER 3/27/2013 6:32PM

  Thank You So Much for this blog!

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OLAHIWA 3/26/2013 12:42PM

    Oh daddy Greg! Praise The Lord for sending me comfort in the words from a friend. Things have been hard lately & I needed this. Have a blessed day!

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COOP9002 3/26/2013 12:40PM

    thanks for sharing. sometimes we forget how and where our Lord is trying to lead us. Blessings upon you today.

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HANDYV 3/26/2013 8:02AM

    emoticon and thank you because this was just what I needed to hear.

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YATMAMA 3/25/2013 10:52PM

    When we get to glory, I think we will be amazed by just how much time and energy we wasted on fear and worry and anxiety in our lives, all needlessly. We are so ready to believe the report of the liar when he points out what can go wrong instead of listening to the Most High God who says: it is good! Thank you for this message, Hawt. Powerful lessons. Love you.

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ELSCO55 3/25/2013 10:31PM

    Thank you.

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Weeping bitterly

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Matt 26:75
And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

I always read this verse and I think, wow, how Peter must have felt to hear those words from Jesus and to look in His face as He said them. And then to realize that after all the big talk about never denying Christ and even saying he would die with Christ, he denied Him the first time someone accused him of knowing Christ! I guess I would have cried my eyes out too!

But how about you my friend? Have you promised to never deny Christ and to stand with Him and to even die for Him, but at the first sign of upsetting someone or being made to look silly you forget that promise and you turn your back on Him? I know I have from time to time. Maybe it was when the Holy Spirit told me to witness to someone and I didn't because it wasn't PC to do. Or maybe when someone said something about Christ and I didn't stand up and proclaim why I have faith in Christ and explain what the Gospel means to me. Maybe I committed some sin and didn't fully repent of it. There are many times in my life where I have denied Christ and afterward wept bitterly.

But just as the Word of God shows us the weakness in man, it also shows us the power of God's Love! Even after Peter denied Christ, when Christ came back three days after being hung on a cross for us, He restored Peter and told him to feed His sheep. The man that said he didn't know Jesus is now being told BY Jesus to lead and tend to His flock Now if that is not love, I don't know what is!
Christ knows that we have so many issues in our lives that causes us to deny Him on a daily basis but through repentance and Christ's Love, we are forgiven. I know I have to go to Him everyday because of sin, but I thank Him for His Word in 1 John 1:9: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

So when you deny Jesus or grieve the Holy Spirit, remember, Go to God in prayer and ask for forgiveness and know that Our Father will forgive you because of His Son Jesus Christ and your faith in Him!

Have a bless week in the Lord my friends
In Jesus Name, Amen

  
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IUHRYTR 3/11/2013 9:44PM

    emoticon for coming back with an inspiring message. -- Lou

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PHOENIX2B 3/11/2013 7:32PM

    Beautiful, just beautiful. I'm glad I took the time from my hectic day to read it... God is the God of another chance! emoticon

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GOLFGMA 3/11/2013 6:39AM

    Thank you for this reminder and how good your timing is since Easter is just a few weeks away. Can't help but think of how sad Peter was on the day Christ was crucified or, how wonderful it felt that Christ forgave him. I am thankful everday for God's grace.

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CARRIEANNE1027 3/11/2013 3:35AM

    Awesome message!

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    What a WORD! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 3/10/2013 11:18PM

    Brother Greg, this is a great blog & thank you for sharing this with us....God Bless,

Love,

Dee

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RUN4FOOD 3/10/2013 10:04PM

    Glad you're blogging again.
Thanks for sharing this message, and yes we have to go to God often.

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YATMAMA 3/10/2013 9:54PM

    Yay! I love that you've posted a blog for us. Bless you, dear Hawt. And what a great message you've shared with us. Just like Peter, we are friends with Jesus, intimate friends, close friends. He knows us through and through, knows we will fail Him, and still, STILL, calls us into service to advance the kingdom of God. Isn't that amazing?!! It is so refreshing to wallow around in the washing of the water of the word that you have brought to us. Love you much, my friend.

*hugs*

Missy

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Bible Quizzes

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hello SP Family!
Just thought I would share these two site for Bibles quizzes. They showed me I still need to do some more Bible studying but I had fun too! Try them out!
In Jesus Name
Greg

http://quiz.christiansunite.com/
http://biblequizzes.org.uk/bible-trivia.
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BEESPARKLE 9/19/2012 1:00PM

    Thank you.

Have been off for the summer. Do you still work at the Weight watchers was it?

I will add you again. I thought you had left for good off program.

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PRAYERSGOUP 4/10/2012 9:09AM

    Thanks for sharing! God Bless!!! emoticon

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IUHRYTR 4/9/2012 10:42PM

    Thanks for these. It is always nice having different ways to teach us about the Bible. Hope you are doing well. -- Lou

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ASIMPLEHOMESTD 4/4/2012 9:49AM

    Thanks for sharing these! I can't wait to check them out to see how little I actually know! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/1/2012 1:34PM

    Checking them out. emoticon

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JILLITA55 3/27/2012 9:29AM

    Thanx for the quizes! Can't wait to do something different on the computer

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    emoticon Thanks!

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    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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    emoticon God bless

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PURESTILLWATER 3/25/2012 9:51PM

    Thank you

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CARRIEANNE1027 3/25/2012 7:55PM

    I'll check them out.. Thanks for sharing :)

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Please keep a Brother in Christ in your Prayers

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Joshua 1:9-11 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”And Joshua commanded the officers of the people, “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.’”

These verses will be my battle cry for the next couple of months. I am looking to make some big changes in the near future and I know that God is already before me to clear the way, but I need to focus on this verse because the enemy is trying to throw fear and confusion in my way. I have the victory through my Lord and Savior , Jesus Christ. I just need to stand on the firm foundation of the Son of God!

Thank You for the victory Father! In Jesus Name, Amen

  
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BEESPARKLE 9/19/2012 1:02PM

    Praying for you. Was a reason to drop in Greg for me today..



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IUHRYTR 4/9/2012 10:45PM

    You have an army of believers standing alongside you, Greg, a multitude of friends who are eager to read of the magnificent positive opportunities coming your way. Hang in there. emoticon -- Lou

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/1/2012 1:29PM

    Continuing prayers for you my brother and dear friend.
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HERE2HELP 3/26/2012 2:57PM

    What a beautiful scripture!

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Keep going - a breakthrough is just around the corner! :D

Much blessing, your sister in Christ,

- Kristin

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PURPLELVR7 3/22/2012 10:21PM

    Praying God will guide you and help you with your new direction

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HONEYBEAR06 3/22/2012 3:13PM

    If you stay focused on His word you will soar right through it. Remember that you are going THROUGH it, not staying in it. So pass on through it with flying colors and peace. May the spirit of God lead you every step of the way as your mind is stayed on Thee.

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AVANELL 3/22/2012 9:28AM

    Praying for you! God will give you clear vision, direction and purpose! Speak to fear and tell it to go in the name of Jesus! God hasn't given you a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind!

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JUDITH316 3/22/2012 8:29AM

    My prayers are with you my brother. God's Blessings. emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 3/22/2012 7:52AM

    Sending prayers your way!

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    praying for you brother emoticon

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CARRIEANNE1027 3/22/2012 5:56AM

    Standing and praying with you dear friend..

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DOOBIE893 3/22/2012 5:45AM

    I am praying for and with you. Be blessed.

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