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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

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

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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



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The Lord bless you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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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.

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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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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
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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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.

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

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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



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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So nice to see more posting on the devotionals. emoticon

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The Lord bless you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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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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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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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!

Before Amen



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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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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 turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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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.

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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).

From In the Eye of the Storm



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 Lois.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
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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.

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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
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 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.

Before Amen



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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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Amen Cush. I love that verse.

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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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
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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.

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Amen Pat

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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.”

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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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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.
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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!

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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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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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I agree! I have a prayer on my lips all day long sometimes. Mostly prayers of thanksgiving for our many blessings and
Always prayers for friends with illnesses .
The power of prayer cannot be taken lightly.

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Become as Little Children

by Max Lucado

We prayer wimps fear “mis-praying.” What is the expected etiquette and dress code for prayer? What if we kneel instead of stand?

Jesus’ answer? In Matthew 18:3 He says, “Become as little children.” Carefree. Joy filled. Playful. Trusting. Curious. Trust more—strut less.

God prefers this greeting: “God, you are my Daddy, and I am your child!” It’s hard to show off and call God “Daddy” at the same time. Impossible, in fact. Remember, prayer doesn’t depend on how you pray. The power of prayer depends on the One who hears the prayer!

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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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Amen Pat. Me too.

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and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Father you are good!
I need help.
Thank you God!
amen

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Recovering Prayer Wimp

by Max Lucado

Yes, I’m a prayer wimp—but a recovering prayer wimp. Not where I long to be, but not where I was. Before amen—comes the power of a simple prayer. This simple, easy to remember, pocket-size prayer has become a cherished friend.

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

Jesus’ disciples faced angry waves and a watery grave. You face angry clients, a turbulent economy, raging seas of stress and sorrow. As you begin your morning, “Father, you are good.” As you commute to work or walk the hallways at school, “I need help.” As you wait in the grocery line, “They need help.” Keep this prayer in your pocket as you pass through the day. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and His child.

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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
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 daily prayer keeps us from despair!

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How Quickly We Forget

by Max Lucado

Oh how quickly we forget. So much happens through the years. So many changes within. So many alterations without. And somewhere, back there, we leave Him. We don’t turn away from Him—we just don’t take Him with us. Assignments come. Promotions come. Budgets are made. Kids are born, and Christ—the Christ Jesus is forgotten.

Has it been a while since you stared at the heavens in speechless amazement? Has it been a while since you realized God’s divinity and your carnality? He is still there. He has not left. Do yourself a favor. Stand before Him again. Or better, allow Him to stand before you.

A man is never the same after he simultaneously sees his despair and Jesus’ grace. To see the despair without the grace is destructive. To see the grace without the despair is futility. But to see them both is conversion!

from Six Hours One Friday


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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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Where did you get the movie?

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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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Love that-a righteous hatred of wrong!

We watched a great movie on faith last night called Saint Ralph .
I think everyone would enjoy this.

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Holy Hostility

by Max Lucado

Many insist God loves us so much he cannot be angry at our evil. They don’t understand that love is always angry at evil! Paul said in Romans 1:18, “God is against all the evil and wrong things people do.”

This is a revelation to many who assume God is a harried high-school principal, too busy monitoring the planets to notice us. He is not. God says his anger is directed against any thing and any one who suppresses the knowledge of truth. God loves his children, and hates what destroys them. It simply means that he loves you and hates what you become when you turn from him.

Call it holy hostility! A righteous hatred of wrong. A divine disgust. The question isn’t, “How dare a loving God be angry?” It’s, “How could a loving God feel anything less?”

From In the Grip of Grace



IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
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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God Will Teach You to Pray

by Max Lucado

This much is sure: God will teach you to pray. Don’t think for a minute that he is glaring at you from a distance with crossed arms and a scowl, waiting for you to get your prayer life together. Just the opposite!

In Revelation 3:20 Jesus says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and eat with you, and you will eat with Me.”

Jesus waits on the porch. He taps. . .and calls. He waits for you to open the door. To pray is the hand of faith on the door handle of your heart. The happy welcome to Jesus that says, Come in, O King, come in! The kitchen is messy, but come in. I’m not much of a conversationalist, but come in. Before amen—comes the power of a simple prayer! God changes His people through such moments.


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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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Yes, Pat we cannot be ashamed of God in public. People curse in public and are not ashamed.
The father was teaching his child by example

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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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I agree-prayer is for everyone!
We were blessed today to be eating at a down home type restaurant as we traveled to check out to adopt a dog .there a young man with a small boy bowed their heads to thank God for their food just as we do at our house. Just so sweet to hear that from this young father in a public place!!!

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A Heartfelt Conversation with God

by Max Lucado

Prayer is not a privilege for the pious, nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and His child. When we invite God into our world, He brings a host of gifts: joy, patience, resilience. Anxieties come, but they don’t stick. Fears surface and then depart. I’m completing my sixth decade, yet I’m wired with energy. Happier, healthier, and more hopeful! Struggles come, for sure. But so does God.

My friend, He wants to talk with you. Even now as you hear these words, He taps at the door. Open it. Welcome Him in…and let the conversation begin!

Here’s my prayer challenge to you! Every day for 4 weeks, pray 4 minutes with the simple prayer at BeforeAmen.com. Then get ready to connect with God like never before!


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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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A Compelling Prayer Example

by Max Lucado • October

Before amen—comes the power of a simple prayer!

Jesus set a compelling prayer example. He prayed before He ate. He prayed for children. He prayed for the sick. He prayed with thanks…and with tears. He had made the planets and shaped the stars, yet He prayed.

Here’s a prayer for us today!

“Father, you have made me your child through your Spirit. In your kindness you have adopted me and delivered me from sin and death. Remind me today what it means to be your child. It’s so easy for me to live every day on my own terms. Help me live it in light of your grace. Thank you for accepting me as I am but not leaving me the same. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

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

I especially liked "Thank you for accepting me as I am but not leaving me the same."




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, Pat so many times we do all of the talking and don't hear what God has to say to us.
Irene.

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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, we speak-He listens
He speaks-We listen
And it works, any time of the day!


Lastly on the Fruit of the Spirit quotes---
The Fruit of the Spirit is :
Self Control!

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Conversation With God

by Max Lucado

Mark 1:35 says, “Jesus went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.”

This dialogue must have been common among His friends:

“Has anyone seen Jesus?”
“Oh, you know. He’s up to the same thing.”
“Praying again?”
“Yep. He’s been gone since sunrise.”

Jesus would even disappear for an entire night of prayer. Prayer for most of us, isn’t a matter of a month-long retreat or even an hour of meditation. It’s a conversation with God while driving to work or waiting for an appointment.

God will teach you to pray. We speak, He listens. He speaks, we listen. This is prayer in its purest form. God changes His people through such moments.

Sign on at BeforeAmen.com—take the Prayer Strengths Assessment—then get ready to connect with God like never before!



IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
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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Hi Pat. Seems so simple doesn't it.

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.
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Your prayer has punctuated my day, Irene

Also- The fruit of the spirit is gentleness!

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A Portable Prayer

by Max Lucado

Some people excel in prayer. They are the SEAL Team 6 of intercession. They would rather pray than sleep. Why is it I sleep when I pray? It’s not that we don’t pray at all. We all pray some. Surveys indicate one in five unbelievers prays daily. Just in case, perhaps? When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, He gave them a prayer. Not a lecture on prayer. A quotable, repeatable, portable prayer. Could you use the same?

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

Let this prayer punctuate your day!

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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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Lord, Teach Us to Pray

by Max Lucado

We can’t even get the cable company to answer us, yet God will? The doctor’s too busy, but God isn’t? We have our doubts about prayer!

Jesus raised people from the dead. But a “How to Vacate the Cemetery” seminar? His followers never called for one. But they did want Him to do this: “Lord, teach us to pray.” Might their interest have something to do with the jaw-dropping promise Jesus attached to prayer? “Ask and it will be given to you.” When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray He gave them a prayer. Could you use the same?

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

Before amen—comes the power of a simple prayer. Punctuate your day with it!




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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The fruit of the spirit is faithfulness!

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That is so right Pat

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.
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True! God never said the journey would be easy ! We are blessed in spite of the trials along the way!

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A Vision of the Reward

by Max Lucado

Paul said in II Corinthians 4:16-18, “We do not lose heart. . .for our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.” Hear what Paul called “light and momentary”—not what I’d have called them, and I think you’ll agree. Imprisoned. Beaten. Stoned. Shipwrecked three times. In constant danger. Hungry and thirsty. Light and momentary troubles? How could Paul describe endless trials with that phrase? He tells us. He could see “an eternal glory that far out-weighs them all.”

And you–you want to go on, but some days the road seems so long. Let me encourage you with this: God never said the journey would be easy, but he did say that the arrival would be worth it!

From In the Eye of the Storm


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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
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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Prayer Guidance

by Max Lucado

When I pray, I think of a thousand things I need to do. I forget the one thing I set out to do: pray! Can you relate? But wouldn’t we all like to pray. . More? Better? Deeper? Stronger? With more fire, faith, or fervency?

Yet we have kids to feed, bills to pay, deadlines to meet. We want to pray, but when? We want to pray, but why? We have our doubts about prayer, our checkered history of unmet expectations, unanswered questions. We aren’t the first. The sign-up for Prayer 101 contains familiar names: John, James, Andrew, and Peter. The first followers of Jesus needed prayer guidance.

So here’s my challenge to you! Sign on at BeforeAmen.com. It will encourage you and give you a building block for your growth in prayer. Then get ready to change your life forever!


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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
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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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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A prayer of thanksgiving for bringing DH and me too, through our recent health problems.
Thank you God!

Choose wisely what we do with our bodies in the way of food choices and activity and we can be rewarded with good health
Thank God for our blessings!


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Consequences

by Max Lucado

Are there any consequences for a godless pursuit of pleasure? Is there a price for living for today? The hedonist says, “Who cares? I may be bad, but so what? What I do is my business.” He is more concerned about satisfying his passions than in knowing the Father. His life is so desperate for pleasure that he has no time or room for God. He believes there is no truth beyond this room. No divine factor. Is he right? Is it okay to spend our days thumbing our noses at God and living it up? Paul says, “Absolutely not!”

According to Romans 1, we lose more than stained-glass windows when we dismiss God. We lose our standard, our purpose, and our worship. The apostle says “their thinking became useless. Their foolish minds were filled with darkness. They said they were wise, but they became fools.”








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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.
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James 5:13, 14,16
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

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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Before Amen Challenge

by Max Lucado

I’m a recovering prayer wimp. For years my prayers seemed to zig, then zag, then zig again. Maybe you can relate. Perhaps your prayer life could use a tune up, a reboot?

If that sounds overwhelming, I’m inviting you to a simpler plan. Four minutes, plus four weeks, equals forever change! Every day for four weeks, pray for four minutes, focusing on these core elements of prayer: “Father, You are good. I need help. They need help. Thank you.”

It’s that simple. Really! Talking with God doesn’t have to be complicated or complex. The power isn’t in the words we pray—but in the One who hears them!

Sign on at BeforeAmen.com. Every day for 4 weeks, pray four minutes—then get ready to connect with God like never before!


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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Irene, good reminder.

Philippians 3: 13,14
.... But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

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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Content

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What if God’s only gift to you were his grace to save you. Would you be content? Content! That’s the word. A state of heart in which you would be at peace if God gave you nothing more than he already has. You beg him to save the life of your child. You implore him to remove the cancer from your body. You plead with him to keep your business afloat. What if his answer is, “My grace is enough.” Would you be content?

You see, from heaven’s perspective, grace IS enough. If God did nothing more than save us from hell, could anyone complain? Having been given eternal life, dare we grumble at an aching body? Let me be quick to add. God has not left you with “just” salvation. He has already given you grace upon grace. The vast majority of us have been saved and then blessed even more!

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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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The Lord bless you
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Deuteronomy 332:11

As an eagle that stirs up her nest, that flutters over her young. He spread abroad His wings and He took them. He bore them on pinions.

Do you feel as if God has pushed you out of your comfortable nest? Trust Him, He isn't trying to harm you - He's teaching you to fly! - Joyce Meyer "Trusting God day by 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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Access to the Father

by Max Lucado

If a child you don’t know appears on your doorstep and asks to spend the night, what would you do? Likely you would ask his name, where he lives, find out why he is roaming the streets, and contact his parents. On the other hand, if a youngster enters your house escorted by your child, that child is welcome.

The same is true with God. By becoming friends with the Son, we gain access to the Father. Jesus promised in Matthew 10:32, “All those who stand before others and say they believe in me, I will say before my Father in heaven that they belong to me.” Jesus ushers us into that blessing of God’s grace we now enjoy and what Paul spoke of in Romans 5:2—”a permanent access by faith into this grace by which we now stand.” We can have a place with God because Jesus has presented us to the Father!

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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Matthew 11:28

Come to Me, all you who or and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest.

Are you in a hurry? If you want to be at peace with yourself and enjoy life, you must stop rushing all the time. Trust God to give you the grace, the energy, and the time to do everything you need to do at a pace that allows you to enjoy the journey. - Joyce Meyer "Trusting God day by 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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The fruit of the spirit is goodness!

Choose wisely what we do with our bodies in the way of food choices and activity and we can be rewarded with good health
Thank God for our blessings!


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Inviting God In

by Max Lucado

Confession admits wrong and seeks forgiveness. Amnesty denies wrong and claims innocence! Many mouth a prayer for forgiveness while in reality claiming amnesty. Consequently our worship is cold—why thank God for a grace we don’t need? . . .and our faith is weak—I’ll handle my mistakes myself, thank you.

We are better at keeping God out than we are at inviting God in. Sunday mornings are full of preparing the body for worship, preparing the hair for worship, preparing the clothes for worship—but preparing the soul? Am I missing the mark when I say that many of us attend church on the run? Am I out of line when I say many of us spend life on the run? Am I overstating the case when I announce, “Grace means you don’t have to run anymore?” It’s the truth! Grace means it’s safe to turn ourselves in.

From In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado


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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Matthew 6:21

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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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.

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The Definition of Greed

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Jesus had a definition for greed. He called it the practice of measuring life by possessions! Greed equates a person’s worth with a person’s purse. You got a lot equals you are a lot. You got a little equals you are little. The consequence of such a philosophy is predictable. If you are the sum of what you own, then by all means own it all. No price is too high. No payment is too much. But God’s foremost rule of finance is that we own nothing. We are managers, not owners. Stewards, not landlords. Maintenance people, not proprietors.

Our money is not ours, it is His. It’s not as if God kept the future a secret. One glance at a cemetery should remind us that everyone dies. The Bible says, “The Lord owns the world and everything in it—the heavens, even the highest heavens, are his!” (Psalm 24:1). This includes our money.

From When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado



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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Irene, a good question! I think we do need to ask ourselves sometimes what the prison we have created does for us.

I Corinthians 14:13

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.

Pray and trust God, and He will show you what to do at the right time.

Edited by: LMMIMI at: 9/27/2014 (21:49)
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Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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Discharged From Prison

by Max Lucado • September 26

Have you ever heard of a discharged prisoner who wanted to stay? Nor have I. When the doors open, prisoners leave! The thought of a person preferring jail over freedom doesn’t compute. Once the penalty is paid, why live under bondage? You are discharged from the penitentiary of sin. Why, in heaven’s name, would you ever want to set foot in prison again?

The Apostle Paul reminds us in Romans 6:6-7, “Our old life died with Christ on the cross so that our sinful selves would have no power over us and we would not be slaves to sin.”

He is not saying it is impossible for believers to sin; he’s just saying it’s stupid for believers to sin. What does the prison have that you desire? Do you miss the guilt? Are you homesick for dishonesty? Was life better when you were dejected and rejected? It makes no sense to go back to prison!

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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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Lois I like that Chapter of I Corinthians.
Irene

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I Corinthians 13: 4

Lover endures long and is patient and kind.

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The Test of Love

by Max Lucado

Romans 5:8 says, “God shows his great love for us in this way. Christ died for us while we were still sinners.”

A friend of mine tells of the man who set out to adopt a troubled teenage girl. One would question the father’s logic. The girl was destructive, disobedient and dishonest. One day she ransacked the house looking for money. By the time he arrived, she was gone and the house was in shambles. Friends urged him not to finalize the adoption. “Let her go,” they said. “After all, she’s not really your daughter.” His response was simply, “Yes, I know. But I told her she was.”

God, too, has made a covenant to adopt his people. It’s one thing to love us when we’re strong, obedient and willing. But when we ransack his house and steal what is his? This is the test of love. And God passes the test.

From In the Grip of Grace By Max Lucado



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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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I Thessalonians 5:18

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

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The fruit of the spirit is kindness!

Choose wisely what we do with our bodies in the way of food choices and activity and we can be rewarded with good health
Thank God for our blessings!


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Every Spiritual Blessing

by Max Lucado • September 25

You possess (get this!) every spiritual blessing possible. Ephesians 1:3 promises that “in Christ, God has given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms.” This is the gift offered to the lowliest sinner on earth. Who could make such an offer but God? John 1:16 says, “From him we all received one gift after another.”

Romans 11:33 asks, have you ever come upon anything quite like this extravagant love of God, this deep, deep, wisdom? It’s way over our heads. We’ll never figure it out. Is there anyone around who can explain God? Anyone smart enough to tell him what to do? Anyone who’s done him such a huge favor that God has to ask his advice? Everything comes from him. Everything comes through him. Everything ends up in him. Always glory! Always praise! Yes, yes, and yes!

From In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado


IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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