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RETURN TO ANTIOCH


Monday, January 14, 2013

(Acts 14:22).

I like how the Amplified Bible draws out this verse: “Establishing and strengthening the souls and the hearts of the disciples, urging and warning and encouraging them to stand firm in the faith, and [telling them] that it is through many hardships and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”

And the Message Bible puts it this way: “putting muscle and sinew in the lives of the disciples, urging them to stick with what they had begun to believe and not quit, making it clear to them that it wouldn’t be easy: ‘Anyone signing up for the kingdom of God has to go through plenty of hard times’.”

So we will have hardships but my preference is to not have them all at once. Nevertheless let the will of the Lord be done in all things.

Irene
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YELLOW09RED 1/25/2013 11:00AM

    Amen
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BACKMOON 1/20/2013 9:40AM

    Amen to that!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/18/2013 5:00PM

    Amen and thankyou!!

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BESTSUSIEYET 1/17/2013 9:19PM

    When you can't trace His Hand, Trust His heart! You are in His good hands, regardless of the trials the enemy throws at you!

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LMMIMI 1/15/2013 11:06AM

    Amen!

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MEME102 1/15/2013 8:41AM

    Couldn't agree more!!

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CVRONEK 1/15/2013 7:55AM

    SO true. Thank you.

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SHIRLEYX 1/14/2013 9:57PM

    It does seem difficult sometimes, doesn't it?
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MOM4407 1/14/2013 8:54PM

    Amen. emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/14/2013 12:44PM

    well said!!

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RAINBOWMF 1/14/2013 11:56AM

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Hugs Mary

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123ELAINE456 1/14/2013 10:31AM

  Amen!!! Amen!!!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 1/14/2013 10:22AM

    A favorite verse...James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because the testing of your faith develops perseverance." God didn't promise things would be easy, He promised to be with us and help us. God is good all the time, all the time God is good!
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SADIEDOLORES 1/14/2013 10:06AM

    SO TRUE, WE GO THROUGH TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS BUT WE GET STRONGER IN THE LORD.
SADIE

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JUDITHANNIE 1/14/2013 9:41AM

    AMEN

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ANDYINBC 1/14/2013 9:01AM

    I so agree with your last two lines!

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CAROLYN0107 1/14/2013 8:36AM

    Amen!

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MAMISHELI53 1/14/2013 6:16AM

    I love your last statement! Reminds me of the line in Fiddler on the Roof -something like, "I know we're the Chosen Peiople, but once in a while I wish He'd choose someone else!" Shel

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LKWQUILTER 1/14/2013 6:11AM

    Amen.

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JSALERNO 1/14/2013 5:32AM

    AMEN

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DIDMIS 1/14/2013 12:33AM

    Amen.

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/14/2013 12:31AM

    I hear you. It's difficult in these times to find joy in our tribulation, but joy we must, if we are truly to abide in Christ.

I have faith that God will works through our trials and tribulations in ways that are often beyond our immediate comprehension. May you stay firm in your faith, grow, and find the Good Life God wants you to enjoy. As an heir and Child of God . . . that makes us sisters! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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