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The Right To Holy Things

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I read a daily devotional called Faith's Checkbook by C H Spurgeon. It is online if you would like to check it out, (http://www.apibs.org/devotions/fcb/fcb.ht
m.) Today's devotional really jumped out it me as I was reading it and my spirit is telling me that someone needs to read this today. God has so many promises for His children and we need to read them so that we know them and can live our daily lives in faith, trusting in Him who cannot lie! I pray that this promise blesses you as it has me.
In Jesus Name
Amen


The Right To Holy Things

But if the priest buy any soul with his money, he shall eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they shall eat of his meat - Leviticus 22:11

Strangers, sojourners, and servants upon hire were not to eat of holy things. It is so in spiritual matters still. But two classes were free at the sacred table, those who were bought with the priest's money and those who were born into the priest's house. Bought and born, these were the two indisputable proofs of a right to holy things.

Bought. Our great High Priest has bought with a price all those who put their trust in Him. They are His absolute property -- altogether the LORD's. Not for what they are in themselves, but for their owner's sake they are admitted into the same privileges which He Himself enjoys, and "they shall eat of his meat." He has meat to eat which worldlings know not of. "Because ye belong to Christ," therefore shall ye share with your LORD.

Born. This is an equally sure way to privilege. If born in the Priest's house we take our place with the rest of the family. Regeneration makes us fellow-heirs and of the same body, and, therefore, the peace, the joy, the glory, which the Father has given to Christ, Christ has given to us. Redemption and regeneration have given us a double claim to the divine permit of this promise.

  
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IUHRYTR 9/6/2011 6:14AM

    Thanks for the link to the devotionals. We need all the spiritual reinforcement we can get, some days more than others. Hang in there and keep spreading the word when you are moved to do so. -- Lou

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REMODELINGPAT 8/31/2011 10:56AM

    Amen! Your posts are ALWAYS a blessing! I also enjoy Spurgeon.

And I always smile when I see those two adorable children when your page is loading...just want to hug them!

Blessings!

Pat

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LEROYJL 8/29/2011 4:02PM

  GOD BLESS!!

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SIGMA1208 8/22/2011 2:31PM

    Amen, blessings

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RADIANTBEAUTI 8/10/2011 10:24PM

    Thanks! Wonderful blog and message! God bless!

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JUDYAMK 8/6/2011 9:28PM

    Thank you for that site I will be going back to that.
Judy

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SMILINDI 8/5/2011 1:14AM

    You lift my heart! You raise my spirit! You enlighten the slightly shadowed part of my soul. Yessss, tis truly so~your Ever Loving Faith~through this devotion shared....could truly bring ultimate peace, that I may rest sweetly peaceful....this night. With the warmest smile ever.....there are truly not words enough to emoticon for having shared this outstanding lesson of God's word. emoticon emoticon

~Angel Blessings Always~
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BOBBIENORTHERN1 8/4/2011 4:05PM

  I am bought, I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb Jesus and I have the nature of God because of the free gift of Righteousness which I got by coming to the cross of Jesus of grace and truth because of the free gift of faith that He gave to me and I made the most important decision to come to the cross.

I am now filled to over flowing with Holy Spirit who seals all believers unto the day of the salvation of our bodies since our spirits are already re born from above with the new nature of God and we are washing our minds daily with the reading of the word of God to transform our thinking.

I just love this blog. Thank you Greg.

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DEBBIE_C 8/4/2011 12:21AM

    emoticon This is good! Thanks for sharing...

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CIERAPOET 8/3/2011 11:20PM

    God is Sooooo GOOD. I had noticed 1 of my friends had commented & the TITLE drew me. I love Spurgen's ministry. So much came From our Fathers of Faith. Great Word & I'm so glad God wanted me to read this. Be very blessed you & your familyB
Deb

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YATMAMA 8/3/2011 10:02PM

    I love this, Greg. I get them in email and also in an app on my phone. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful, wonderful message!

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RUN4FOOD 8/3/2011 5:50PM

    Great devotional. C H Spurgeon was a great writer with many insights into God's truths.

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BABY_GIRL69 8/3/2011 2:09PM

    Hallelujah Brother Greg! This is such a wonderful word to share with us today! We praise God for His beloved & only Son to die & redeem us. Amen.

God bless & Love!

Dee

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PARAEAST 8/3/2011 1:55PM

    Great blog and devotional. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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A short prayer

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I was blessed my a dear friend this morning and I want to share with my SP Family!

GRACIOUS LORD, you are the beginning and ending of all things, my center and my circumference: root and fix me in you in such a way that my soul finds rest in its true home and never stops growing in grace, safe and secure in your loving embrace. Amen.

Be blessed!

  
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PURPLEPEONY 8/28/2011 1:46AM

    What a wonderful God we serve!

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MISSLISA1973 8/1/2011 11:01PM

    Amen!

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BABY_GIRL69 7/30/2011 5:52PM

    Amen.

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JAMIEMOE1 7/28/2011 3:13AM

    Thank you for sharing this prayer. touched my heart. Blessings, Jamie emoticon

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YATMAMA 7/27/2011 3:21PM

    I love this.

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CBEVNOW 7/27/2011 1:51AM

    Amen Greg, we are s blessed to know God ,and i thank my Parents for this. They taught us right from wrong, took us to church, Bible School etc.

Caroline

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RUN4FOOD 7/26/2011 9:16PM

    Thanks for sharing this prayer. I pray every day that God's kingdom grows within me. I like how you stated it, my center and my circumference. I fell joy at God's presence.
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LIFE-FAITH 7/26/2011 9:05PM

    BEAUTIFUL - Amen.

As I read I could feel the peacefulness and graciousness of God.

God Bless YOU!
jean

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FERGSGIRL2 7/26/2011 7:14PM

    A true blessing! Ministered to my spirit! Praying all is well and getting even better!

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PSALMISTLD 7/26/2011 3:38PM

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, AMEN!!! Good stuff! Isn't GOD just like that, ministering to exactly what you need, even before you recognize that you need it!

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HONEYBEAR06 7/26/2011 1:24PM

    Amen!!

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SANDYDOLLAR201 7/26/2011 12:51PM

    Thank you Greg, Amen


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CAPTAINCOOKIE 7/26/2011 11:05AM

    MY Favorite short prayer is
Dear Lord
Help
Have a blessed day


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BIGDAD1211 7/26/2011 11:03AM

    This truly moved me this morning and spoke directly to my spirit!! Thank You Lord for being such awesome God!!!

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LOVESLIFE48 7/26/2011 10:53AM

    Thank you, Beautiful!

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    Amen Beautiful

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God uses the weak to show His strength

Monday, July 25, 2011

1 Kings 19

1 Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time. 3 And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. 4 But he himself went a days journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers. 5 He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, there was an angel touching him, and he said to him, Arise, eat. 6 Then he looked and behold, there was at his head a bread cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again. 7 The angel of the LORD came again a second time and touched him and said, Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you. 8 So he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mountain of God.

You know, when I read this account of Elijahs life and how he was running from Jezebel, it amazes me how awesome God is! Now look at it this way, this prophet of God, who just defeated 450 prophets of Baal by the power of God, is now running from Jezebel because she threatened his life! This man was chosen by God to be His prophet and you know God knows all about us and He knew that this was going to happen and still He chose Elijah! Elijah, who asked God to let him die because he couldnt take the pressures and more. Elijah, who was in fear of his life from a person who served the same god that His God had just defeated. He had lost his faith in God for a minute and look where it got him. Hiding in a cave, wanting to die. But God did not leave him hanging. He sent an angel to feed him and comfort him and to strengthen him for the journey to come. And if you read 2 Kings 2 you will see that Elijah was taken into Heaven to live with God! And this for a man who wanted to die!
What I get from this story is that God does not look for the perfect person to do His Will but will use the broken and the fearful and the simple to do great things! When I read Gods Word, I see that just about every man or woman that God used had a flaw. Weather it was Moses, David, Peter, Paul, they all had flaws, but God used them to do mighty things in His Name!! And if that is the case, I marvel thinking about what He can do in my life!! No matter what I am going through or how I may be fearful and doubtful about what God is doing in my life, I know that God is always right and He know what I am capable of, even when it looks like right now, I am good for nothing!
So no matter what you are going through or how far you may have strayed off the path of God, as long as Jesus is your Lord and Savior and you have Him in your heart, God has a plan for you! Remember the promise of God from Phip 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: It doesnt see unless you mess up. It says that God, who has begun a good thing in you when you accepted Jesus Christ, will continue to work on you until the day of Jesus Christ! Hallujah!
Walk in His promises saints! They never fail!
In Jesus Name

  
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SIGMA1208 8/22/2011 2:33PM

    I was so encouraged by this, thanks. It relates to one of my favorite scriptures about when I am made weak therefore He is made strong.

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IUHRYTR 7/31/2011 8:08PM

    The continuing stories of seemingly average people who end up achieving great things they never envisioned is inspiring, isn't it? Wouldn't it be exciting to be so used ourselves? -- Lou

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IAMHIGHLYFAVORD 7/31/2011 5:57PM

    This is such a good passage - God can and does use whomever is willing!! Lord, I am willing!!! Thanks for posting this!!

Blessings, Sharon


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DIVINEPRINCESS 7/27/2011 9:13AM

    God's "economy" is never like man's! Hallelujah. He uses the foolish to shame the wise. He uses the weak to confound the strong. He makes the last first and the first last!

I know I take great comfort and encouragement in the fact that God used Gideon--the least of his family which was the least in their clan, which was the least clan in the tribes. god, in fact, called this "weakling" a "mighty man of valor"!



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PARAEAST 7/26/2011 10:02AM

    Yes we need to pray that Bardbl eyes are opened to the only God there is. He may have many names which is a good study but still one God. Greg rermember how the Egypt's gods would fall down in the presence of the true God.
You have a great blog and perhaps many can come to know the real God! I do teach the story in SS and it always amazes me. Yet man kind is foolish and God is always there, PTL.
Thank you again for sharing it.
Stay cool Greg the heat is coming back here so I'm sure you will get it again. UCK!

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CARRIEANNE1027 7/26/2011 7:32AM

    Great post! It reminded me of the verse in 1 Corinthians 1:27, "God uses the foolish to confound the wise.." I take that one personally! lol.. (in a good way).

I will also keep Bardbl in my prayers. Lord open their eyes that they may see your goodness and your glory.. In Jesus' name I pray.. AMEN!!!!

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SANDYDOLLAR201 7/26/2011 6:17AM

    Great blog Greg and great insight, you have truly been blessed with wisdom and a great understanding of this particular scripture as well as many others. I so enjoy reading your blogs on God's word Greg, you are so insightful, God bless you. emoticon

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PURESTILLWATER 7/25/2011 11:47PM

    Great blog.

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FERGSGIRL2 7/25/2011 11:17PM

    Thanks Brother Greg! continue to stand bold! Hold fast to what God has placed in your heart to share! You want to hear, well done they good and faithful servant--that is what matters!
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KMICHA 7/25/2011 11:15PM

    Awesome Post Brother! Thanks for pointing out the truths! I pray that many will be touched by the Word you have shared!

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MISSLISA1973 7/25/2011 10:53PM

    When I read about heroes of the faith like Elijah, I wish I was like them. I wish I could do great things like they did, or have great faith like theirs. Then, when I look again, I see that their lives were no less hard than mine. They doubted and suffered difficult emotions. They struggled with living right for God too. It reminds me that I am to walk my path, the one God has set out for ME. I am not them, they were not me. In the end, it's all about Him. Thanks for the reminder!

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HEATHERSUEM 7/25/2011 10:18PM

    Praise the One True God!

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BIGDAD1211 7/25/2011 10:02PM

    Thanks Bardbl. I am always seeking wisdom and I pray the same for you.
God Bless

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BARDBL 7/25/2011 9:47PM

    Actually, there are many gods. The one you call God (or Jehovah, or Yahway, or Allah, or Adonai, or various other names) is, in fact, quite an important one, but he would be the first to proclaim that you are overstating his importance. He is quite proud of his siblings and children -- "[of Pallas Athnai]: gthse de mtieta Zeus".

In any case, I am well aware of the various monotheisms floating around. One can hardly not be. Often it seems that there are more "One True God"s than there are true gods, even if one counts all the local godlings of rivers and hills and trees.

On the whole the "One True God"s are particular true gods who are emphasizing the importance of their own domain. Zeus, for example, is the god of kingship (among other things), and when your theological predecessors misunderstood him, he was exhibiting that domain.

In any case, I will recommend to the goddess of Wisdom, whose hymn I quoted earlier, that you and your co-religionists acquire some wisdom.

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BIGDAD1211 7/25/2011 8:40PM

    Bardbl, I going to keep your response up here so that my brothers and sisters in Christ can pray for you. Everyone has the right to their opinions and since it was not out of line, I will keep it up. Zeus may have been a "god" but he is not God. There is only one God and His Son Jesus Christ is the only way to him. God lead you this this blog and I know it was for a reason. I am always here if you want to know more about Jesus and the awesome gift that He has for you. God bless you and keep you
In Jesus Name
Greg

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BARDBL 7/25/2011 8:28PM

    Well, actually, the being you call "God" is actually Zeus -- who *is* the greatest of the gods -- sneaking off across the Mediterranean to get a bit of Hera-free time with some of the women there. (He does that sort of thing, as is well-attested. Don't complain about it; it gives us great heroes, such as Heracles, Jesus, Perseus, etc.) The only reason he's worried about the local deities, Baal and others, is that they might rat him out.




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GOSPELCLOWN 7/25/2011 8:17PM

    Thank you for that blog. I often feel cowardice, inadequacy and lack of direction. This is a good message to be reminded of!!

With thanks again-
Karen

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God listens to prayer!

Friday, July 15, 2011

2 Kings 20:1-6

1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. 2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, 3 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. F113 4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, F114 that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD. 6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

I am doing a study on the great prayers of the Bible and this weeks study was on Hezekiah and how the Lord, who had told Hezekiah that he was going to die, heard the prayer of Hezekiah and instead of death, He added 15 years to his life! This has always been one of my favorite stories in the Bible. As I young christian, I thought that prayer was hard and to tell you the truth, I sometimes even now have problems with prayer, but reading God's Word and more importantly, studying His Word, I begin to understand prayer is truly Talking to our Father! And being totally honest with Him! We have to come before God and open our whole heart before Him because He knows all anyway and He wants us to be honest and true with Him. Hezekiah asked God to remember how he walked in God's ways and was perfect in his heart. He wept sore, meaning he let it all out and give God everything! And you know what? God knew his heart before he even prayed to God and because of his openness, He blessed him with more years to his life! And another thing that I liked about this story is that Hezekiah was not perfect! If you read more of 2Kings, you will see that after God blessed him, he still messed up! And that shows me that it is not about us and our righteousness but God's!! And that is why we HAVE to keep connected to our Father through prayer. He hears us and He strengthens us and He blesses us for our faith and trust in Him!

I pray that this blog is a blessing to all who read it because I was blessed by writing it.
In Jesus Name
Amen

  
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GOSPELCLOWN 7/25/2011 8:23PM

    Prayers of the Bible.... great topic to study. Keep us in the loop, OK?

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MISSLISA1973 7/23/2011 11:04PM

    Thanks for the great reminders.

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LESSALLOVER1 7/20/2011 8:08AM

    I feel so overwhelmed and amazed when I read in God's word that we are to pray our hearts out to the Father. He hears our prayers and answers according to his will. I think most people have a hard time remembering that we should pray for God's will to be done, which may not always be the way we'd like it but will always be the best way. The bible tells us to pray always so that in believing we will see God working in our life. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this blog so we can all be reminded of the importance of prayer and how great our heavenly Father is.

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GRIFF2734 7/20/2011 7:02AM

    Thank you Greg for this insightful blog about prayer and you know me I am a prayer warrior. Ive seen God move and answer prayer wherever I go it strengthens my faith and he always shows me he hears me. Prayer is so exciting to me because I love being in his presence, there is no place I would rather be. Everyday he surprises me I cant wait to start my day with the Lord praying for all those I love so dearly and watching the Lord move in there lives. Prayer is where the battle is fought and victory is won because of all that Jesus has done for us. This story proves that keep praying keep believing stay strong in the Lord for he has taught me not to go by what I see or hear but to stand in the faith that he has given me that he hears me and answers me. Much love to you dear friend

Jesus first

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DIVINEPRINCESS 7/19/2011 2:27PM

    It always amazes me that God---who is in control of every single thing and every single person---hears the prayers of His children! He sees us and hears us, and cannot wait to spend time with us. He delights in us--frail and fallen creatures that we are, and spending time in conversation pleases Him to no end.

You're right. God already knows everything there is to know about us, where we are in our lives right now, where we've been--and He knows where we're going. Instead of "hiding" from Him and trying to keep secrets (as if we could), if we really grasped the amazing truth of Who He is, we would rearrange all our priorities to make sure we spent as much time with Him as possible. Why don't we want to talk to the One who has all the answers? the One who cannot ever be surprised? the One who has all the power there is and that nothing and no one can defeat????

Who am I spending time with that is more important than that, or who loves me more than that?

Thanks for an insightful blog. As you can see, it elicited a real response from me!
Charlotte

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MAGGIEX3UK 7/18/2011 1:01PM

    Thankyou for sharing. It's funny that i stumbled across this because i was just reading about this last week in my readings, but from the book of Isaiah chapter 38.

It amazed me and i all i could is just say, "God how great are you!!!"

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SANDYDOLLAR201 7/15/2011 9:08PM

    Well your prayer was answered Greg because I was blessed by reading this, thank you.
Our God is an awesome God who loves to talk with His children. We pray and He speaks to our heart, you can't get a much better conversation than that now, can you?
I never had any brothers Greg, only sisters, and I am happy that you are my Spark brother, and especially my brother in our Lord Jesus Christ!
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BUFFEDSTUFF-- 7/15/2011 9:07PM

  Thank you for sharing the word, be blessed.

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YATMAMA 7/15/2011 7:26PM

    It really is all about HIM. Awesome blog and that sounds like a kick butt bible study you're doing on prayers of the bible! Love you bunches.

*HUGGGGGGGGS*
R>Missy

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MOWEIGHTLOSS 7/15/2011 5:03PM

    Amen, it is true! and I agree some of the most powerful prayers are not eloquent and wordy but it is about truly talking to God from your heart and letting Him know all your cares (even though he already knows) He just wants to spend some time with you and to be able to look at you with pride and say to Himself "Look what a wonder person you have become, I knew you had it in you all along, and now I can see that you know it too!"

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WARRIORGIRL9 7/15/2011 4:12PM

    I think of spending time with God, like my children spending time with me. I may already KNOW what has transpired, but I still want to hear it from them. To know that they feel close enough to me to share, that they trust me to treat their thoughts, concerns, dreams with respect.

I just realized something (sometimes I'm a little slow w/getting God's msg). My 13 yr old has been keeping to herself this summer. She's gotten very quiet, stays to herself, in her bedroom with her nose in a book and (usually) soft orchestra music playing in the background. I've tried to hug her, to talk to her, to just get a smile out of her....more often than not she is quiet, cold, asks me to leave, or just unresponsive. I feel lost w/o her, sad, missing my girl. I long for a real hug, and to see a smile, to hear her laugh and be silly...to share a conversation. This MUST be how our Father feels when we get wrapped up in our lives, and don't have time to communicate with Him. This is a good lesson for me...I don't want Him to miss me as much as I am missing my girl.

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PARAEAST 7/15/2011 2:04PM

    Great blog Greg! Remember we are to pray without ceasing! One thing we can do and no one know, while we pray. Remember to praise God too for His goodness to us!
Thank you for sharing it with us!!

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JOYSONG50 7/15/2011 1:58PM

    O Yes. One of my favorites also. Prayer IS the key and we all have to do is ask in faith. So glad the Lord doesn't hold our imperfect ways against us. If He did, we would all be eternally lost. God loves when we call on Him being totally open and honest. Hezekiah's bold approach to God in prayer along with the following scripture have always been a great encouragement to me.

Hebrews 4:16 ~ Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Great blog. Thank you for sharing with us.


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DIVA14K 7/15/2011 1:48PM

    Amen! And thanks for sharing. Prayer truly works and it took me along time to say I had faith and truly mean it. Now I truly put all my faith in God and don't worry, because if I worry that's not faith.

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DEBBIE_C 7/15/2011 12:45PM

    I'm a living witness to His power & ability to not only listen but answer prayer! Great blog! Thanks for sharing...

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LACEEJO11 7/15/2011 11:33AM

   
This is a GREAT BLOG!! I use to stutter before GOD...many years ago...then after taking a class called POWER for ABUNDANT LIVING, in 1974, I became more bold with praying...as the years went by I have progressed, I think a lot of it had to do with praying out loud, in front of others...now I have the WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAYER GROUP, so I exercise my prayer tongue a lot!!

I also pray and ask GOD to help me, improve my ability to communicate with HIM...as well as with others. I still could use improvement in that!!!

P.S. I had another thought to ad to this: GOD doesn't care if we speak eloquently, have a college degree, know all the "politically correct" use of words...or if we just come Humbly to HIM and speak in our own tongue, whatever that may be...all HE cares is that we do come to HIM in prayer; talk to HIM just like HE were our daddy, cause HE is; and share our concerns with HIM !!

I love the part about not being perfect...people who think they are perfect scare me!! I am a work in progress!! Always in need of work....

There is so much P O W E R in prayer...even more in UNITED prayers!!

Praying for us all!!

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BAHAMIANJENNI 7/15/2011 11:24AM

    Blessings. Thanks for sharing such a truly inspirational and insightful blog.

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LADY_KATHY 7/15/2011 11:20AM

    Thanks for this wonderful reminder of how prayers helps.. and is a two-way conversations with God. I have been praying more lately, but probably not enough... regarding my difficult divorce I'm now facing. I do pray God will heal his angry heart, but it seems every time I turn around another knife is stuck in my back instead of him trying to truly work things out. He won't even come to the table and talk, just complain of things past. AT this point with the changes in the law, I may have a difficult time getting Bifurcated to move on with my life. I need to pray more when the knives are hurled instead of saying what I think... and think/dwell more on the positive in my life and the direction it's heading... in love.. with a man who really loves me and is so very kind. I truly have much to be thankful for. : )

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VISUALLYRICS 7/15/2011 11:19AM

    Yes He does answer prayer!!! I am so grateful He listens.
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NEENSTER1 7/15/2011 11:14AM

    emoticon for that most blessed message from the word of God. Truly a blessing. emoticon to you my brother in christ.

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NANNA01X7 7/15/2011 11:13AM

  I AM A BIG BELIEVER IN PRAYER. I LOVE BEING A CHRISTIAN!

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We have an Advocate with the Father

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A little something I received today that I thought I would share with my friends. I pray that it blesses you as it did me.
In Jesus Name
Greg


My little children, these things I write to
you, so that you may not sin. And if
anyone sins, we have an Advocate with
the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
( 1 John 2:1 *NKJV )


Dear Friends ,
Now if you are feeling low because of something that
you have done wrong, or a sin that you have committed in
the past, know that you have forgiveness through our Savior
Jesus Christ. For when you repent it is written; "Come now,
let us reason together," says the Lord . "Though
your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as
snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall
be like wool. ( Isaiah 1:18 )

Our sins then are not only forgiven, but they are also forgotten
by our Heavenly Father as well! For it is written; For I will be
merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and
their lawless deeds* I will remember no more."
( Hebrews 8:12 )

So don't beat yourself up, or hold those things back when you
talk with God. Instead, always speak to Him as you would a
loving, caring, understanding Father. After all Gregory , that's
what He is! Also remember that; Blessed is he whose
transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count
against him and in whose spirit is no deceit. For Then;
when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you
lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
( Psalms 32:1-2 ) ( Proverbs 3:24 )

Now have a Wonderful Day my friends , and tonight may your
dreams be sweet indeed! Amen.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GODZDESIGN95 7/18/2011 7:29PM

    THANK YOU JESUS!

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GODS_SERENITY 7/14/2011 8:01PM

    What a wonderful God and Savior we have. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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PATTIE441 7/11/2011 2:18PM

    Thank You! Awesome!! emoticon emoticon

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JAMIEMOE1 7/7/2011 1:22PM

    Thank you for sharing the word of God. I am standing with you in the flow of the blood of Jesus Christ grace and mercy. Thank you Father God for your son Jesus. emoticon emoticon

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VISUALLYRICS 6/30/2011 5:11PM

    Oh Greg! ....great blog!
How sustaining His Grace is for me!!
I am so grateful to Jesus!!

....I will sing emoticonof His Praises forever!

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VISUALLYRICS 6/30/2011 5:11PM

    Oh Greg! ....great blog!
How sustaining His Grace is for me!!
I am so grateful to Jesus!!

....I will sing emoticonof His Praises forever!

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THENAMESLISA 6/29/2011 9:46PM

    Amazing Grace!!

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DEBBIE_C 6/29/2011 5:34PM

    emoticon I receive it! Thanks...

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IUHRYTR 6/29/2011 4:25PM

    Wouldn't it be nice if WE could forget all things we've done wrong? That's really hard to do sometimes. -- Lou

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BABY_GIRL69 6/29/2011 3:34PM

    Abba Father! Thank you Brother for this blog! I think we get it twisted all the time & carry around sins & self hate for things we did years & years ago. We need to remember to confess the sin, go & sin no more. Not the same sin over and over again that is. It takes a minute to get away from sins we've committed for such a long time but once we are free, we are truly free indeed.

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/29/2011 3:31PM

    Beautiful

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PARAEAST 6/29/2011 3:03PM

    Forgivenss is what it is all about! PTL!
Thank you Greg for sharing this with us!
Have a great day and Happy 4th coming up too!!

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YATMAMA 6/29/2011 2:40PM

    Forgiven! Is there anywhere a sweeter word?!!!

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RUN4FOOD 6/29/2011 2:11PM

    Greg, we indeed are so blessed. The Father not only forgives our sins, but they are also forgotten.
We need to pray for our society as so many people don't think sins is real. Everything is relative. At the same time most people still appeal to an ultimate truth, but they have rejected the one who is Truth.

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LACEEJO11 6/29/2011 12:46PM

   
That is a truth many do not grasp....it is just so unbelievable that HE would give HIS only SON that we may be saved and always forgiven our wrongs!!!

It is, I agree, difficult to get my head around, tho I work at it, because I know HIS words written to us.... in the B I B L E are TRUE, and this truth will set us free...tho we must first BELIEVE it!!!

Very important message!! Thank you!!

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