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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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I do I do!

Pray about everything!

I am so grateful for God's blessings, day in and day out!

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Thank God for our blessings!


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Pray About Everything

by Max Lucado

The moment you sense a problem, however large or small, take it to Christ.

“Max, if I take my problems to Jesus every time I have one, I’m going to be talking to Jesus all day long.”

Now you’re getting the point! An un-prayed for problem is an embedded thorn. It festers and infects the finger, then the hand, then the entire arm. Best to go straight to the person who has the tweezers. We can only wonder how many disasters would be averted if we would go first to Jesus?

Philippians 4:6 says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank him for his answers.”

Sign on at BeforeAmen.com and every day for 4 weeks, pray 4 minutes—simple, powerful prayers. It’ll change your prayer life forever!

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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[ A Living Sacrifice ] I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Romans 12:1 ESV

11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jer 29:11

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Philippians 4:12-14


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Psalm 17:6

I call to you, God, and you answer me. Listen to me now, and hear what I say.


Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Prayer Wimps Anonymous

by Max Lucado

I’m a card carrying member of the PWA: Prayer Wimps Anonymous. Can you relate? We pray–we pray to stay sober, centered, solvent. We pray when the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out before the month does. We all pray—some.

But wouldn’t we like to pray more? Like the disciples when they asked Jesus, “Teach us to pray!” Teach us to find strength in prayer. To banish fear in prayer.

Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and you! A prayer as simple as this one:

Father, You are good. I need help. Heal me and forgive me.
They need help. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Pray for 4 weeks, 4 minutes every day. Sign on at BeforeAmen.com and get ready to connect with God like never before!

Before Amen



IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.

Psalms 119:105

11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jer 29:11

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Philippians 4:12-14


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Faith is like the air in a balloon. If you have got it, you're filled . If you don't, you're empty. - Peggy Cahn

Daily discussion with God are required, frequent quiet time to hear God's message to us. - Each Day is a New Begging



Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Amen Pat. I feel so for little kids who are left orphans and tossed back and forth.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Yes! A Father to the Fatherless and to those with earthly fathers as well!

"The heavens declare the glory of God;
The skies proclaim the work of his hands."

Edited by: HAPPYMOM8 at: 10/28/2014 (10:07)
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A Father to the Fatherless

by Max Lucado

Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” A glimpse of God’s goodness changes us. If He is only slightly stronger than us, why pray? If He has limitations, questions, and hesitations, then you might as well pray to the Wizard of Oz.

Psalm 68:5-6 says God is “a father to the fatherless. He sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity.”

Pray with me: Dear God. Today remind me that you protect me. Be my father and defender. Defend those who are weak and afraid and feel forgotten. Show up in their lives today. Thank you for giving me a spiritual family that can never be taken away. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

At any point, you are only a prayer away from help!

Before Amen



IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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A Father to the Fatherless

by Max Lucado

Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” A glimpse of God’s goodness changes us. If He is only slightly stronger than us, why pray? If He has limitations, questions, and hesitations, then you might as well pray to the Wizard of Oz.

Psalm 68:5-6 says God is “a father to the fatherless. He sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity.”

Pray with me: Dear God. Today remind me that you protect me. Be my father and defender. Defend those who are weak and afraid and feel forgotten. Show up in their lives today. Thank you for giving me a spiritual family that can never be taken away. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

At any point, you are only a prayer away from help!

Before Amen



IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Soaring and Sitting

by Max Lucado

Perhaps you’ve seen the sight! Tethered to a high-speed boat, the parasail lifts the rope-clinging customer six hundred feet into the air. High above, the passenger hangs on and enjoys the view, letting the boat do the work. What choice does he or she have? To reach such heights, help is needed. To maintain such heights, power is mandated. No person can self-elevate to such a level.

Watching as one of my daughters flew high above on the parasail, I thought, “Isn’t this a picture of grace? Look at her, soaring and sitting.” Those two words seldom appear in the same sentence. Especially religious sentences. We tend to think soaring and working; soaring and striving, soaring and struggling. But soaring and sitting? It happens. It happens when you let the boat do the work. It happens when you let God do the same.

From In the Grip of Grace


IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Psalm 139:10

If I flew away beyond the east or lived in the farthest place in the west, you would be there to lead me, you would be there to help me.

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Yes! I love the Psalms( and music, and singing ) CUSH!

Each Day IS a new beginning and a chance for us to make it right!, LOIS

And for sure, Irene, God cannot be happy with the horrible things going on in our world daily.
We are reminded every time we turn on the news!

Psalm 139
" Search me , O God, and know my heart.
Test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me.
And lead me in the way of everlasting."

Edited by: HAPPYMOM8 at: 10/26/2014 (14:00)
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Thank God for our blessings!


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The Anger of God

by Max Lucado

Do not confuse the wrath of God with the wrath of man. The two have little in common. We get ticked off because we’ve been overlooked, neglected, or cheated. It’s the anger of man. God does not get angry because He doesn’t get his way. He gets angry because disobedience always results in self-destruction.

What kind of father sits by and watches his child hurt himself? What kind of God would do the same? Do we think he giggles at adultery? Or snickers at murder? Does he shake his head and say, “Humans will be humans?” God is rightfully angry. Our sins are an affront to his holiness. Habakkuk 1:13 says, his eyes are “too good to look at evil; he cannot stand to see those who do wrong.” God is angry at the evil that ruins his children. He cannot be indifferent that his creation is destroyed and his holy will trodden underfoot.

From In the Grip of Grace


IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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........in silence might be the privilege of the strong, but it was certainly a danger to the weak. For the things I was prompted to keep silent about were nearly always the things I was ashamed of, which would have been far better aired...- Joanna Field

Sharing our fears, our hurts, our anger, keeps open our channel to God. Secrets clutter our mind, preventing the stillness within where our prayers find answers. - Each Day a New Beginning

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 5:19-20 ESV

11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jer 29:11

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Philippians 4:12-14


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Psalm 15-

The assertion :verse 7
The psalmist has asked who shall dwell in God's presence, and has answered his own question by portraying a person who loves his neighbor.
But he does not stop there.
Such people , he concludes, will not only abide in God's sanctuary; they will never be shaken.
On the contrary, they will remain firm and secure throughout all the vicissitudes of life, and on the day of judgment .

From "Favorite Psalms"



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Unnecessary Messes

by Max Lucado

A lot of us make unnecessary messes. But we can change that. May I make a suggestion? Before you face the world, face your Father.

Take this “pocket prayer:”

“Father. . .You are good. Your heart is good.” The words come slowly at first, but stay at it… “Your ways are right. The weather’s bad, the economy is bad, but God, you are awesome.”

Don’t underestimate the power of this moment. You just opened the door to God and welcomed truth to enter your heart. Who knows, you might even start to worship. Is your world different because you prayed? In one sense, no. But you are different. You have peace. You’ve talked with your Father.

Here’s my challenge to you today! With a “pocket prayer” you’ll find at BeforeAmen.com—join me every day for 4 weeks to pray 4 minutes—it’ll change your life forever!

Before Amen



IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2 ESV

11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jer 29:11

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Philippians 4:12-14


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Psalm 68:19

Praise the Lord, God our Savior who helps us every day.

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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I like that verse.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Yes! And from Psalm 1---

The Way of the Righteous---

He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
Which yields it's fruit in season
And whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.

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Thank God for our blessings!


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God Cannot Be Contained

by Max Lucado • October 23



God Cannot Be Contained

by Max Lucado

Most people have small thoughts about God. In an effort to see God as our friend, we have lost his immensity. In our desire to understand him, we have sought to contain him.

The God of the Bible cannot be contained. With a word he called Adam out of dust and Eve out of a bone. He consulted no committee. He sought no counsel. He has authority over the world and. . .He has authority over your world. He’s never surprised. He has never, ever uttered the phrase, “How did that happen?”

God’s goodness is a major headline in the Bible. If He were only mighty, we would salute Him. But since He is merciful and mighty, we can approach Him. If God is at once Father and Creator, holy—unlike us—and high above us, then we at any point are only a prayer away from help!

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2 ESV

11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jer 29:11

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Philippians 4:12-14


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Pat you don't have to post your private prayers. Not unless you want to pray from someone on Spark and do it online because you feel to. I sure don't post my private prayers online unless it is something special.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Psalm 62:8

Trust in God at all times, my people. Tell him all your troubles for he is out refuge.

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

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Psalm 95:1

"Come , let us sing for joy to The Lord, let us shout aloud to the Rock of our Salvation"

Sorry, Irene, I cannot post my private prayers, they are between me and my Almighty.



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“Oh, Daddy!”

by Max Lucado

When my eldest daughter was 13, she flubbed her piano piece at a recital. The silence in the auditorium was broken only by the pounding of her parents’ hearts. She hurried off the stage, threw her arms around me and buried her face in my shirt. “Oh, Daddy.” That was enough for me. At that moment I’d have given her the moon. All she said was, “Oh Daddy!”

Prayer starts here. Prayer begins with an honest, heartfelt, “Oh Daddy!” Jesus invites us to approach God the way a child approaches his or her daddy.

Here’s my prayer challenge to you! Sign on at BeforeAmen.com for a simple prayer. Then every day for 4 weeks, pray 4 minutes—it’ll change your life forever!

Before Amen



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The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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So nice to see more posting on the devotionals. emoticon

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 6:10 - 12 ESV

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11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jer 29:11

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Philippians 4:12-14


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Psalm 30:4-5

Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime: weeping may remain for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

One of my favorite hymns is: On our way rejoicing as we forward go..... This song is sung as a closing hymn and I always feel joy singing it.

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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It would be impossible to stop Christians singing! One of the sure signs of the fullness of the Holy Spirit is to " sing and make music in your heart to The Lord" ( Ephesians 5:18,19)

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Approaching God

by Max Lucado • October 21

Jesus invites us to approach God the way a child approaches his or her daddy! And how do children approach their daddies? I went to a school playground to find out. When a five-year-old spots his father in the parking lot, how does he react?

“Yippee!” screamed a redheaded boy wearing a Batman backpack.

“Pop!” Over here! Push me!” yelled a boy wearing a Boston Red Sox cap who scooted straight to the swings.

Here’s what I didn’t hear: “Father, it is most gracious of thee to drive thy car to my place of education. Please know of my deep gratitude for your benevolence. For thou art splendid in they attentive care and diligent in they dedication.”

I heard kids who were happy to see their dads and eager to speak to them! God invites us to approach Him in the same manner. What a relief!

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The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Thank you God for another Happy Day!

And thank you Irene, LOIS and CUSH for helping spread the word!

Pat


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Amen Cush

IRENE FROM TEXAS
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”
Psalm 40:8 ESV

11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jer 29:11

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Philippians 4:12-14


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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Ephesians 4:2

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient bearing with one another in love.

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Love Covers a Multitude of Sins

by Max Lucado

If people love you at 6:00 a.m. one thing is sure. They love you! No makeup. No power tie. No status jewelry. No layers of images. Just unkempt honesty. Just you. “Love,” wrote one forgiven soul, “covers over a multitude of sins.”

Sounds like God’s love. Hebrews 10:14 says, “He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” Note that the word is not improving. God doesn’t improve; he perfects. He doesn’t enhance; he completes. When it comes to our position before God, we are perfect. When he sees each of us, he sees one who has been made perfect through the One who is perfect—Jesus Christ. He sees perfection. Not perfection earned by us, mind you, but perfection paid by him.

Scripture says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21 NCV).

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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amen Lois.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Proverbs 15:30

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart and good news gives health to the bones.

Lois - Minnesota

Indian Proverb - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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No matter what grade I got in school my earthly father thought I could do better. Maybe he was trying to push me to my full potential but my heavenly father doesn't even grade my prayers.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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I am thankful for that! prayers are not graded! Mine are pretty simple.

And thank you CUSH for the Psalm's quote! I agree!


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Prayers Aren’t Graded

by Max Lucado

Jesus downplayed the importance of words in prayers. We tend to do the opposite. The more words the better! We emphasize the appropriate prayer language, the latest prayer trend, the holiest prayer terminology. Against all this emphasis on syllables and rituals, Jesus says in Matthew 6:7: “Don’t ramble like heathens who talk a lot.” There’s no panel of angelic judges with numbered cards.

“Wow, Lucado, that prayer was a ten. God will certainly hear you!”

“Oh, Lucado, you scored a two this morning. Go home and practice.”

Prayers aren’t graded according to style. If prayer depends on how I pray, I’m sunk. But if the power of prayer depends on the One who hears the prayer, then I have hope.

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Amen Cush. I love that verse.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4 ESV

11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jer 29:11

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
Philippians 4:12-14


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Thanks Irene! I think your kindness is already reaping benefits.
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Hi Pat I sent some team goodies to some who haven't been posting. A group hug.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Amen! I agree ! Go in to my "closet" pray in private.
Thank you JESUS

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God Chats in the Closet

by Max Lucado

Religious leaders loved to make theater out of their prayers. The show nauseated Jesus. In Matthew 6:6 He said, “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father who cannot be seen. Your Father can see what is done in secret, and He will reward you.”

The words surely stunned Jesus’ audience. The people were simple farmers and stonemasons. They couldn’t enter the temple. But they could enter their closets. The point? He is low on fancy, high on accessibility. You need not woo him with location! Or wow him with eloquence. It’s the power of a simple prayer.

Join me every day for 4 weeks, to pray 4 minutes, a simple prayer. Sign on at BeforeAmen.com. Then get ready to connect with God like never before!

Before Amen


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The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Amen Pat

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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"And give us this day, our daily bread( no more-no less)
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespasses against us"


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A Whispered Reminder

by Max Lucado

In Matthew 6, Jesus prayed, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

A prayer that begins. . . “May I not view you as a distant father, but as one who has come to earth and understands the challenges and temptations of my life. Be near me today, whisper reminders that you’re close. My friends need you today as they make difficult decisions in their workplace and in their families. Show them you are closer than even their earthly fathers. Thank you for hearing me and listening to my pleas. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray this, amen.”

Join me in prayer every day for 4 weeks, and pray 4 minutes per day. Sign on at BeforeAmen.com—it’ll change your life!

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The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Amen Pat, our prayers are always with Ree and her husband and all on our little team.
What is the latest on Lois?

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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Our prayers are for REE to stay strong in meeting the challenges with her DH problems!
Please GOD, give her the strength to carry on!
Amen

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Be Honest — Honest to God

by Max Lucado

Prayer really is simple. Resist the urge to complicate it. Don’t take pride in well-crafted prayers. Don’t apologize for incoherent prayers. No games. No cover-ups. Just be honest—honest to God.

Climb into His lap. Tell Him everything that’s on your heart. Or tell Him nothing at all. Just lift your heart to heaven and declare, “Father. . .Daddy.” Stress. Fear. Guilt. Grief. Demands on all sides. And all we can summon is a plaintive, “Oh, Father.” If so, that’s enough. Your heavenly Father will wrap you in His arms!

Sign on at BeforeAmen.com–take the brief Prayer Strengths Assessment. It will encourage you and give you a simple building block for your growth in prayer. Then get ready to connect with God as never before!

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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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IRENE FROM TEXAS
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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