EWEINHISPASTURE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EWEINHISPASTURE EWEINHISPASTURE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Where is God in this Storm? by Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120462 Like many of you, I have spent the last few hours with an eye on the television screen. The devastation is stunning. Many questions are circling. “How long will this last?” “How extensive is the damage?” “Will the storm have an impact on the Presidential election?” <BR> <BR> There is a more fundamental question that is surfacing; not on the newscasts, but in the hearts of victims and viewers. “Where is God in this storm?” <BR> <BR> The disciples of Jesus asked an identical question. “Jesus ... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 15:49:04 EST Patience & Hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105967 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus– Revelation 14:12 <BR> <BR> We generally tend to think of “patience” as being a passive virtue, the ability to not fret or fume when things are not going our way. However, here we see patience described in terms of action and faithfulness. <BR> <BR> The mark of sanctified patience, we are told, is keeping the commands of God and holding to the faith of Jesus, even in the midst of grea... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 12:07:03 EST FAITH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048353 From the Choice Gleanings Calendar <BR> <BR> DAILY&#8200;READINGS: 2 Samuel 23; Jeremiah 7; Ephesians 1:15 to 2:10 <BR> <BR> Without faith it is impossible to please Him. Hebrews 11:6 <BR> <BR> "If I only had more faith." This is a noble aspiration, but there is something better then great faith. It is a great Saviour. The object of faith is of the utmost importance. Most of us desire more faith, but faith the size of a mustard seed can remove mountains if it is faith in Him (Math. 17:20... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 10:21:56 EST What is truth? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044214 From the CHOICE GLEANINGS CALENDAR <BR> <BR> <BR> DAILY&#8200;READINGS: 2 Samuel 20; Jeremiah 4:3-31; Galatians 5:10-26 <BR> <BR> His truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100:5 <BR> <BR> Pilot was a thoughtful and capable man. Yet he asked in anguish of spirit, "What is truth?" He was unable to see the personal reality of truth standing before him. Now, more than ever, in man’s world, truth is elusive. Man’s great and expensive quest in science seeks to answer the question: What is ... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 15:55:27 EST A Man of Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034571 <BR> I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will– Acts 13:22 <BR> <BR> God seems to indicate that when he looks at the heart of David, he is reminded of His own heart. <BR> <BR> What does this mean? What does it mean to have a heart after God’s own heart? Is it possible for you to have this kind of heart, or is this concept something only a king like David could understand? <BR> <BR> Notice again what God says about David. He says that ... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:53:53 EST PLEASE PRAY FOR THESE MISSIONARIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5025188 <link>www.cmml.us/news/2012-08-21/phil-jan<BR>-train-day-20 </link> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:24:39 EST Awesome free to download Christian Evidences Story Book for children! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022364 <link>www.growingchristians.org/cfgc/child<BR>ren/CEKidsBook.pdf </link> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 21:11:16 EST A Huge Asset, by MaxLucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996471 <BR> As followers of God, you and I have a huge asset. We know everything is going to turn out all right! <BR> <BR> Christ has not budged from His throne, and Romans 8:28 has not evaporated from the Bible. Our problems have always been His possibilities. <BR> <BR> The kidnapping of Joseph resulted in the preservation of his family. The persecution of Daniel led to a cabinet position. Christ entered the world by a surprise pregnancy and redeemed it though His unjust murder. <BR> <BR> D... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 13:43:30 EST THE SECRET OF SUCCESS, by Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983280 <BR> An accomplished Ironman triathlete told me the secret of his success. He said, “You last the long race by running short ones.” Don’t swim 2.4 miles; just swim to the next buoy. Rather than bike 112 miles, ride 10, take a break, and bike 10 more. Never tackle more than the challenge ahead. <BR> <BR> Didn’t Jesus offer the same counsel? He said in Matthew 6:34, “So don’t ever worry about tomorrow. After all, tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:19:59 EST HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979158 <BR> MaxLucado.com Weekday Email <BR> <BR> God is Enough <BR> <BR> <BR> Let’s face it–anxiety or worry have no advantages! They ruin our health, rob us of joy, and change nothing! Our day stands no chance against the terrorists of the Land of Anxiety. <BR> <BR> But Christ offers a worry-bazooka. Remember how He taught us to pray? “Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11” This simple sentence unveils God’s provision plan: live one day at a time. <BR> <BR> Worry gives small ... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:46:17 EST Taking Out the Trash, by Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4975903 <BR> Who wants to live with yesterday’s rubble? Who wants to hoard the trash of the past? You don’t, do you? Or do you? <BR> <BR> I’m not talking about the trash in your house, but in your heart. Not the junk of papers and boxes but the remnants of anger and hurt. Do you rat-pack your pain? Amass offenses? Record slights? <BR> <BR> A tour of your heart might be telling. A pile of rejections. Accumulated insults. No one can blame you. They’re innocence takers, promise breakers, a... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:20:19 EST MEEK IS NOT WEAK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969694 <BR> Saturday, July 14, 2012 <BR> <BR> The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord– Isaiah 29:19 <BR> <BR> Meekness is not a momentary decision, but a way of life. Someone has described biblical meekness as “putting the bit in your own mouth and handing the reigns over to God.” It is an humble attention, and receptivity, to the will of God. <BR> <BR> The meek are often mistaken in our day as being weak. But meekness is actually great strength, under control — God’s control. Grea... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 08:36:01 EST HIS HANDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4965008 THE CHOICE GLEANINGS CALENDAR <BR> <BR> Wednesday, July 11, 2012 <BR> <BR> DAILY&#8200;READINGS: Judges 4; Isaiah 25; 1 Corinthians 4 <BR> <BR> He showed them His hands and His feet. Luke 24:40 <BR> <BR> In the Scripture, to lay hands on a person was to bless them. Jesus did this when He put His hands upon little children and blessed them (Mk. 10:16). He also laid His hands on the possessed and the diseased and healed them (Lk. 4:40). But to His disbelieving disciples He showed His hands.... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 07:30:22 EST 3 QUESTIONS FROM MAX LUCADO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4964196 <BR> MaxLucado.com Weekday Email <BR> <BR> Three Questions <BR> <BR> Today's MP3 <BR> I’ve got three questions for you today! <BR> <BR> The next time you’re mired in a bad day, check your outlook with these three questions: <BR> <BR> 1) What do I feel guilty about? <BR> <BR> 2) What am I worried about? <BR> <BR> 3) What am I about? <BR> <BR> Reflect on your answers with these reminders! <BR> <BR> Yesterday — forgiven. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow – surrendered. <BR> <BR> Today — clarifie... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:08:58 EST WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4961818 The Choice Gleanings Calendar <BR> <BR> Monday, July 9, 2012 <BR> <BR> DAILY&#8200;READINGS: Judges 2:6 to 3:4; Isaiah 22:15 to 23:18; 1 Cor. 2 <BR> <BR> Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. Amos 4:12 <BR> <BR> A daily British newspaper reported on a television programme about dying, entitled "The Last Taboo". The journalist wrote "We cannot turn away from the ever present reality of death and owe it to o... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 09:35:48 EST EVERY WORD OF GOD IS PURE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959180 <BR> <BR> Every word of God is pure– Proverbs 30:5a <BR> <BR> When you watch a play, read books, take in a movie, or even converse with friends, you must have the filter on. Is this worldview right? Are these ideas true? Is this lesson correct? Is the moral of this story actually moral? <BR> <BR> But when we come to the Word of God, all the filters must come off. The reason why is that there is no filter—our own ideals, the best philosophies, the most scientific theories—that is as pure a... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 11:28:45 EST A Good, Healthy Struggle, by Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951938 <BR> God is using your struggles to toughen you up! <BR> <BR> It’s like viewing a movie after you’ve read the book. When something bad happens, everyone else gasps at the crisis on the screen. Not you. Why? You’ve read the book. You know how the good guy gets out of the tight spot. <BR> <BR> God views your life with the same confidence. He’s not only read your story, he wrote it. His perspective is different, and his purpose is clear. One of God’s cures for weak faith? A good, hea... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:46:13 EST WHERE'S MY TREASURE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4949291 <BR> Saturday, June 30, 2012 <BR> <BR> When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh– Luke 21:28 <BR> <BR> The exact same event described by Jesus as being a dreadful and terrible day for some, who will quake with fear, is promised to others as a day of deliverance. <BR> <BR> When the Son of man, Jesus Christ, returns to earth in all His power and glory, it will be the end of everything as we know it. On the one hand, for... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:39:39 EST WORRY IS AN OPTION, by Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4941622 Some of us have postgraduate degrees from the University of Anxiety. We got to sleep worried that we won’t wake up. We wake up worried that we didn’t sleep. We worry that someone will discover that lettuce was fattening all along. <BR> <BR> Wouldn’t you love to stop worrying? Could you use a strong shelter from life’s harsh elements? God offers you just that. The possibility of a worry-free life. Not just less worry–but no worry. <BR> <BR> Philippians 4:7 says “His peace will guard y... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:44:18 EST FACING TEMPTATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4937722 <BR> Friday, June 22, 2012 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 22 Theme: Facing Temptation <BR> <BR> Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve– Matthew 4:10 <BR> <BR> It is striking that Jesus, who later asserts that He could call down twelve legions of angels to assist him at any time, chooses to face the temptations of the devil in the wilderness with nothing but ... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:11:08 EST I AM THAT PRODIGAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926024 THE PRODIGAL SON <BR> 11 And He said, “A man had two sons. <BR> 12 “The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me &#65279;&#65279;the share of the estate that falls to me.’ So he divided his &#65279;&#65279;wealth between them. <BR> 13 “And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. <BR> 14 “Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:46:45 EST FORGIVENESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4925162 <BR> <BR> There is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared– Psalm 130:4 <BR> <BR> This is a striking statement from beginning to end. First, there is forgiveness with the holy, perfect God who does not pardon sins? How could this be? On the other hand, even this forgiveness of God should lead us to a reverential fear of God. Why would this be? <BR> <BR> The psalmist observes in the preceding verse (130:3) that if God were to keep account of our sins, no one could stand such a sc... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:05:44 EST His Masterpiece, By Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923176 <BR> <BR> His Masterpiece <BR> <BR> As a group of fishermen relaxed in an old Scottish seaside inn, one of the men gestured widely, depicting a fish that got away. His arm struck the waiter’s tray, sending its contents onto the white wall, leaving an ugly brown splotch. <BR> <BR> The innkeeper sighed, “The whole wall will have to be repainted.” <BR> <BR> “Perhaps not,” offered a stranger. “Let me work with it!” <BR> <BR> The man pulled brushes, oils, and colors out of an art box. He ... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:24:21 EST I AM LISTENING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914358 From the Choice Gleanings Calendar <BR> <BR> Never man spake like this man. John 7:46 <BR> Thou hast the words of eternal life. John 6:68 <BR> <BR> He spoke and the storm was stilled (Mark 4:39). He spoke to thousands (Luke 9:14) and to one (John 4:7). He could speak to the dead (John 11:43) and they obeyed Him. He uttered words of warning to those who needed them and words of comfort too. Lives were changed after the Lord spoke to them. Indeed He had the words of eternal life and never ma... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 08:20:11 EST That Good Part http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4910156 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain <BR> <BR> woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister <BR> <BR> called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was <BR> <BR> distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “&#65279;Lord, do You <BR> <BR> not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help <BR> <BR> me.&#65279;” And Jesus answered and said to her, ... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 15:33:31 EST Goodness & Mercy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900850 <BR> MaxLucado.com Weekday Email <BR> <BR> Goodness and Mercy <BR> <BR> God treats you the way one mother treated her young son, Timmy. She didn’t like the idea of his walking to school alone. But he was too grown-up to be seen with his mother. She did her best to stay calm, quoting the 23rd Psalm to him every morning: <BR> <BR> “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” <BR> <BR> One day she asked a neighbor who walked with her daughter to follow Timmy to sc... Mon, 28 May 2012 08:47:52 EST 5 Ways to Resist Temptation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4898828 <BR> The other day I got to talking to a married friend and young mother who told me that she was recently approached by an ex-boyfriend who wrote her a heart-felt letter. If that isn’t temptation wrapped in a bow and handed to her on a silver platter, I don’t know what is. But I do know that this happens more often than women are willing to admit. Social networking has opened the door to behind-the-scenes communication and easy access to temptation unlike anything we've seen before. <BR> <... Sat, 26 May 2012 12:35:36 EST Is Having High Self Esteem A Good Thing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881097 <BR> Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble– 1 Peter 5:6b <BR> <BR> In our day the call is to esteem yourself, believe in yourself, promote yourself and reward yourself. But God’s word calls us to humility. <BR> <BR> God hates pride and has always resisted the proud. He brought devastation to the land of Egypt after Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord that I should obey Him?’ He put king Nebuchadnezzar down on his all fours to eat grass like an ani... Mon, 14 May 2012 15:01:03 EST Max Lucado Daily: What’s Separating You From Joy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4833294 <BR> <BR> “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3” <BR> <BR> How would you finish the statement: “I’ll be happy when….” With your answer firmly in mind, answer this question. “What’s the one thing separating you from joy?” <BR> <BR> What if your ship never comes in, if your dream never comes true? If the situation never changes, could you be happy? If not, then you’re slee... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:11:32 EST A Florida Court Sets Atheist Holy Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4830102 <BR> A Florida Court Sets Atheist Holy Day! <BR> Gotta love this Judge! <BR> <BR> A proper decision by the courts.... <BR> for a change. <BR> <BR> A FLORIDA COURT SETS <BR> ATHEIST HOLY DAY <BR> In Florida, an atheist created a case against Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that athe... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:18:05 EST WEST AFRICAN COUNTRY MALI UNDER ATTACK - PRAYERS NEEDED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4829175 <link>www.cmml.us/news/2012-04-03/west-afr<BR>ican-country-mali-under-attack-prayers<BR>-needed </link> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:52:57 EST WHEN I SURVEY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823241 When I survey the wondrous cross <BR> On which the LORD of glory died, <BR> My richest gain I count but loss, <BR> And pour contempt on all my pride. <BR> <BR> Forbid it, LORD, that I should boast, <BR> Save in the death of Christ my God! <BR> All the vain things that charm me most, <BR> I sacrifice them to His blood. <BR> <BR> See from His head, His hands, His feet, <BR> Sorrow and love flow mingled down! <BR> Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, <BR> Or thorns compose so rich a crown? <BR>... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 11:49:18 EST Max Lucado Daily: Just For You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818404 <BR> “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed. I Peter 2:24” <BR> <BR> What is the fruit of sin? Step into the brier patch of humanity and feel a few thistles. Shame. Fear. Disgrace. Discouragement. Anxiety. Haven’t our hearts been caught in these brambles? <BR> <BR> The heart of Jesus, however, had not. He had never been cut by the thorns of sin. What you and I face daily—he never... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 11:15:38 EST Future Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4812994 <BR> Day 30 Theme: Future Things <BR> God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away– Revelation 21:4 <BR> <BR> Sometimes the future looks dark. Because of financial problems or health problems it can look very uncertain. <BR> <BR> We must accept the fact that life is often full of troubles and disappointments. In fact Jesus said, “In the world ye shall h... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:51:29 EST WARNING! This warning is true and has been confirmed on snopes.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4807073 <link>www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/bottle<BR>bomb.asp </link> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:46:13 EST COMMITMENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4807065 Tuesday, March 27, 2012 <BR> DAILY&#8200;READINGS: Leviticus 4:1-26; Psalm 103; Acts 26:19-32 <BR> <BR> Commit thy way onto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 <BR> <BR> Do we dare embrace this verse? "Commit" is a strong word! It tells us to give over to the Lord our way. That is our life’s path, with its issues, burdens, and decisions. Just hand all that over to the Lord, in total trust. Our directive is to leave the Lord in charge of all of our issues. ... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:41:45 EST Give Me A Blessing, from the Choice Gleanings Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4802396 Saturday, March 24, 2012 <BR> <BR> DAILY&#8200;READINGS: Leviticus 1; Psalms 96-98; Acts 24:24 to 25:12 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Give me a blessing. Judges 1:15 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Achsah was a bold woman. She had asked her father Caleb for a field, and now she was asking for something more. It wasn't her greed—it was her insight. She knew her father, and better, she knew her father's heart. She wanted to get because he was willing to give. Our heavenly Father is no different, so we must ... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 09:48:37 EST STRENGTH FOR THE FAINT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4798337 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength– Isaiah 40:29 <BR> <BR> It is not hard to find someone who will give support to the powerful, attention to the famous, notice to the remarkable, or recognition to the accomplished. Virtually everyone is willing to jump on the bandwagon of some well-known, talented, or beautiful person. <BR> <BR> But God gives encouragement to the faint. He gives strength to the exhausted. He does not join the crowds hurrying... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:09:24 EST Prayers NEEDED, PLEASE, for Missionary Family Brad and Lindsay Sturm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4797340 <link>www.cmml.us/news/2012-03-20/urgent-p<BR>rayer-request-missionary-family </link> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:43:03 EST Encourage the Struggling, by Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4788772 <BR> “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4” <BR> <BR> Encourage those who’re struggling? Don’t know what to say? Then, open your Bible. <BR> <BR> To the grief-stricken: God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” <BR> <BR> To the jobless: “In all things God works for the good of those who love him.” <BR> <BR> Are you a cancer survivo... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:18:41 EST Another Wall A-Tumblin’ Down, by Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785401 <BR> “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation…Ephesians 2:14” <BR> <BR> Christ’s death on the cross has torn down the wall we use to keep each other at a distance. <BR> <BR> My pastor friend, Bucker Fanning, experienced this firsthand in World War II three weeks after the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Imagine a young American Marine in that city of radiation-burned victims. He was a soldier feeling not victory but g... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:24:23 EST WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4780810 <BR> <BR> Paul and Silas Imprisoned <BR> <BR> 22 The crowd rose up together against them, and the chief magistrates tore their robes off them and proceeded to order them to be beaten with rods. <BR> 23 When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely; <BR> 24 and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. <BR> ... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 14:53:54 EST Do Something, by Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4779065 <BR> “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6” <BR> <BR> Healing begins when you do something. God’s help is near and always available, but it’s given to those who seek it. Healing starts when you take a step. God honors radical, risk-taking faith. <BR> <BR> When arks are built, lives are saved. When soldiers march, Jerichos tumble. <BR> <BR> When staffs are raised, seas still open. When a lunch is shared, thousands are fed. <... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 11:39:21 EST MY NAME IS WRITTEN ON HIS HANDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4775444 From the Choice Gleanings Calendar <BR> <BR> Such mighty works are wrought by His hands. Mark 6:2 <BR> <BR> He could there do no mighty work. Mark 6:5 <BR> <BR> Many people knew what the Lord could do (vs. 2) but only a few sick folk were healed that day (vs. 5). Instead of believing what they knew to be true and being blessed, they chose their own reasoning, and were impoverished. We, as believers, know what He has done with His hands—especially when they were nailed to a cross on our beh... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 11:08:56 EST AN INSTRUCTION BOOK FOR LIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4773780 <BR> All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness– 2 Timothy 3:16 <BR> <BR> Righteousness! Is there any finer ambition, nobler aspiration, or loftier aim than this? <BR> <BR> God could have given us a book that equipped us to “get rich quick.” He could have given us a text that included all of the scientific information that we would need in order to heal every disease or cure every illness. God ... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:57:08 EST Risky Love, by Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4771640 <BR> “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My father will honor. John 12:26” <BR> <BR> “Mary brought in a pint of very expensive perfume made from pure nard. She poured the perfume on Jesus’ feet, and then she wiped his feet with her hair. And the sweet smell from the perfume filled the whole house. John 12:3 <BR> <BR> When Mary poured expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet, his disciples mocked her extravagance. “Why... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:45:59 EST Jesus, the Example http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4769371 <BR> Jesus, the Example <BR> <BR> 1 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, <BR> 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. <BR> 3 ... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 23:38:31 EST Home Sweet Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4766753 From the Choice Gleanings Calendar <BR> <BR> Friday, March 2, 2012 <BR> <BR> DAILY&#8200;READINGS: Exodus 21; Psalms 62-63; Acts 11:19-30 <BR> <BR> In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2 <BR> <BR> Though one may enjoy traveling the world wide, invariably the wanderer concludes there is no place on earth like home. The anticipation grows stronger as the journey nears the end. Is it not exceedingly more s... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:55:48 EST Our Awesome God http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4766306 From the Choice Gleanings Calendar <BR> <BR> Thursday, March 1, 2012 <BR> <BR> DAILY&#8200;READINGS: Exodus 20:18-26; Psalms 60-61; Acts 11:1-18 <BR> <BR> For by Him were all things created… And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist (are held together). Col. 1:16-17 <BR> <BR> Our God is the Maker and Maintainer of the universe—the Organiser and Controller. The galaxies in their appointed places; the planets in their orbits; the oceans in their mighty valleys; the rivers r... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 23:05:46 EST Women of Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4763695 <BR> <BR> By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents… and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment – Hebrews 11:23 <BR> <BR> Can you imagine how horrified the Israelite mothers were when they learned that Pharaoh had ordered every newborn son to be put to death? But one godly woman, the mother of Moses, had the courage and faith to hide her son for three months. When she could no longer hide him, she prepared a little basket and placed him in it by the rive... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:39:15 EST