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"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4




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9/20/14 6:25 A

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2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV) 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
This week has been a week of just letting go of things that I really wanted to have control over. It's so hard sometimes to let go. But I'm learning that when I do, I finally find the peace I need to get through.
If we walk by sight, then we will never have to have faith. But if we walk by faith then we will get to see wonderful miracles and God moving on a regular basis!
God is never late, so keep walking and don't give up...your answer will come!!


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8/15/14 12:10 P

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Mark 9: 23-24 (NKJV) Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes." 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"

How many of us want to believe but are having trouble grasping everything in order to get to the point where we can fully believe God for a miracle? God does not want us to try and grasp it or understand it all. He is telling us to simply believe and trust Him.


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8/11/14 7:44 A

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NKJV) 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

We are not our own.

We do not belong to ourselves.

If you are a believer, a follower of Christ, you do not belong to yourself. Let me say this again: We do not own ourselves.


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8/3/14 4:48 P

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Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.

Psalms 31:24

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As a tree gives fruit, healing words give life; but dishonest words crush the spirit.
Proverbs 15:4

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Thank you Oakley for sharing this scripture. emoticon emoticon

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And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

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7/14/14 11:45 P

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And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
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Yes!! OAKLEY he is in the blessing business Glory To God Thank you so much taking the time to give our Team the awesome Word of the Living God. God Bless you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Sharing is caring. The LORD is truly in the blessing business. Thanks again!! emoticon

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7/10/14 12:23 P

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Always be joyful. Pray continually, and give thanks whatever happens. That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Glory to God!!! Thank you so much OAKLEY for this word God made us all so different that what make this world so interested so when we love each other according to his word WOW!! what an better place this world will be Lord it start with me love everyone no matter their differences their cultures, etc. God Bless you for sharing this with us. emoticon emoticon

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1 Peter 4:8 (NKJV) And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins."

Oh, if only we could get this one right!

Loving each other can seem to be so hard to do at times. We are all so diverse. We have different opinions, different personalities, different cultures, different ways of expressing ourselves. The list of differences can be quite lengthy.

But just because we're different doesn't mean that we can't love each other.

God has commanded us to love each other fervently. That's a pretty strong word.




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7/1/14 7:29 A

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Revelation 2:4 NKJV) "Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.

God comes first. He is our first love, and we can not let anything come before our personal relationship with Him. We have to keep Him first in all that we do.

God comes before the church. God comes before our spouse. He comes before our children. God comes before our job and He comes before our money, etc. He needs to be first, and then everything else will be added.

(Matthew 6:33 NKJV) "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.


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Thank you so much OAKLEY for this word I need to know today!!! God Bless

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6/24/14 9:46 A

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Ephesians 3:20-21 (NKJV) 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

God is able.

He is able to do more than we can ever think or imagine. He is able to take our mess and turn it into something beautiful.

He is able to take our broken selves and make us brand new and usable for His glory.


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6/23/14 6:58 A

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John 8:32 NKJV) "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Who wants to be free today? Or do we like being in bondage?


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6/21/14 11:17 A

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Philippians 1:6 (NKJV) being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

We are all works in progress. None of us is perfect, nor will we ever be.

It's just part of being human.

This doesn't mean, however, that God doesn't want to be working in us to constantly improve us and make us more like Him.

We will trip and fall. We will get back up. And sometimes we will make the same mistakes several times before we get it right. But God can handle it. We just have to let Him.

So remember, as you go through your day today, if you mess up and say something you shouldn't have said, or if you get angry when you should have stayed calm or if you make any other mistake, that God isn't done with you yet.

But He that started a work in you is faithful to complete it!


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6/16/14 6:58 A

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Psalm 139:1-3 (NKJV) 1 O Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. 3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways.

God knows you. He knows you better than you know yourself.

He made you to be unique, like nobody else.

He doesn't want you to be someone else's clone. He doesn't want you to mimic anyone else. He doesn't want you to idolize anyone else.

God has put things in you that He hasn't put in anyone else. He has given you skills and talents that nobody else has.

God wants you to be you. He wants you to be who He made you to be. He doesn't want you to spend your time trying to be like your best friend, your mother, father or sibling. He doesn't want you to emulate or imitate a famous musician or a movie star.

Are you seeing this yet? Is God speaking to you right at this moment? Listen to His voice. Follow His leading.

Take some new steps today to being who God made you to be. Let Him show you exactly who YOU are and then be that person.


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6/5/14 3:47 A

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(Luke 17:15-18 NKJV) And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, {16} and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. {17} So Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? {18} "Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?"

Giving thanks and glorifying God for what He has done for us, and continues to do for us, means a great deal to Him!


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6/4/14 12:25 A

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When a person's steps follow the Lord, God is pleased with his ways. If he stumbles, he will not fall, because the Lord holds his hand.

Psalms 37:23-24

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(Psalm 37:3 NKJV) Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

What is it in us that makes us feel like we have to know that everything is going to work out ahead of time?

For me it gives me relief and a sense of peace, knowing that it's all going to work out according to my figures, understanding, ideas, arrangements etc.

I don't like surprises that throw me off my plan or my budget. Really, is there any room for God to move or work in this kind of realm? From my experience, I have to say "No, there is not!" If we don't let God in, then we are on our own.

This is where I needed to learn that if I want to see God move in my situation, I need to leave some room for Him to do whatever He may want to do. I do this by being open and flexible with my plan.

These two words, open and flexible, didn't used to be in my vocabulary. When someone gave me something to do, there was no flexibility or openness for change. I just wanted to get it done with my own understanding and experience.

But over time I learned that I had to step back and settle down and put my ideas, agenda, and plans before God, waiting on Him, of course, to see if He had any suggestions or changes that He wanted to make. That's when it becomes our plan, not just mine.

What peace I have now that I've realized that I don't always have to have my own plan and it doesn't have to go my way to work out. There are other ways to get it done, and sometimes ways that I don't know.

Trust God and feed on His faithfulness. He will come through!!


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5/22/14 6:18 A

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Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV) "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations."

God knew Jeremiah; He had a purpose and plan for his life. There is not one of us that He does not know. It's up to us to get to know Him and find out His purpose or plan for our life.

When we become His child through salvation, we are made new. We are born again; a new person, with a clean slate. It's the beginning of our walk with God no matter what our age is.

One of the questions we need to ask Him is, "what is it Lord that You would have me to do and where do you want me to be"? And we need to remain patient, letting Him guide us, train us and make us into the person He wants us to become and prepare us for the things He wants us to do.

Being responsible, dedicated and trustworthy may sometimes mean giving up doing some things that we'd rather be doing, for the sake of what God has for us to do. It involves waiting on His timing, and waiting for the door to open for whatever it is. It can be very humbling, but very fulfilling!

When we are doing what the Lord wants us to do, there is peace.

(Proverbs 16:7 NKJV) When a man's ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.


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James 5:16 (NKJV) Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

So many times we hear this verse quoted and then hear a discourse about praying until we get our answer... praying over and over again until God comes through.

We are led to believe that fervent prayer means praying repeatedly, praying repetitiously, until something happens.

But we're here to tell you that this is not what God is telling us in this verse! Please read this and hear what God is saying.

We know that God wants us to pray fervently. There is no question about this. But what is fervent, anyway? What does it really mean?

fervent: felt very strongly, having or showing very strong feelings, exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling.

What would be some synonyms for fervent? How about these; ardent, fiery, burning, impassioned.

So we can see that fervent has nothing to do with repetition! It has everything to do with our heart being poured into something, and in this case, it means pouring our heart into prayer.

So God wants us to pray fervently, with everything in us, with passion, with intensity, and with faith that He will answer! Not with repetition and lack of heart.

Matthew 6:7 (NKJV) And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

So take what God is speaking to us today and put it into practice, praying and seeking God fervently, with great passion, and fire from within us, pouring ourselves into it. And believe that He will answer.

Amen!


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Just for today, I am giving it all I have in me.



“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” ~Hippocrates



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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5




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Thank you ladies.

Just for today, I am giving it all I have in me.



“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” ~Hippocrates



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(Matthew 8:8 NKJV) The centurion answered and said, "Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.

Lord, speak Your word and heal those that are sick today. We ask you for Your Healing power to touch those that are emotionally abused or physically abused.

We ask You, God, to heal each one today as we lift those up that are suffering all around this world. In every nation, province, state, county, city, valley, village and town. Those we don't even know, that are crying out and need Your healing power, we ask this in Jesus' name.

We rebuke satan and his attack against the body, mind and soul! We command satan to loose each one today that is in bondage to sickness and abuse. We rebuke fear, doubt, and and hopelessness in the name of Jesus Christ.

Lord, we ask You to reach down from heaven and touch them all right where they are and give them the strength they need to pull through in victory. You are faithful Lord, and we give You all the Glory, Honor and PRAISE, for you are our Savior, our Healer!

(Jeremiah 17:14 NKJV) Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise.


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John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son; that whosoever believe in Him should not parish, but have ever-lasting life. emoticon

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"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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"....This above all, to thine own self be true"
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"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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"....This above all, to thine own self be true"
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"If it is to be its up to me"
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Amen.

Just for today, I am giving it all I have in me.



“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” ~Hippocrates



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Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, "You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust you." God will save you from hidden traps and from deadly diseases.


Psalms 91:1-3

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"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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"If it is to be its up to me"
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Titus 2:11-12 (NKJV) 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age...

Have you ever wondered how to please God, or how God would like us to represent Him in this world?

The two verses above put it all together in a neat, tidy little package.

This small tidbit of wisdom from God's word can be a real challenge for all of us at different times, no matter how righteous we might think we are. But we can do it by sticking close to God and paying attention to what the Holy Spirit tells us to do or not to do.

The easiest way to do this is to move slowly and cautiously in everything, being careful to obey God's leading.

If we do this, it will be much harder for the enemy to fool us or lure us into his traps.


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Thanks for the beautiful scripture lesson Oakley. emoticon


"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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I love this message and agree with it 100%. emoticon

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Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

On our own, we might be able to accomplish some things. We might be able to use our brain power to reach some goals. This isn't an insult to Christ. It's a testament to the human brain, which God created and blessed us with.

But on our own we are limited. We are limited to the finite capabilities of that same human mind. We are limited to our own understanding of things. And when we compare that to the wisdom and understanding of God, we are very limited!

But with Christ, the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit and the anointing of God, we can do anything that God directs us to do.

Notice I didn't say anything that we set our minds to? That's because our minds are limited, but God isn't. With God leading us, through Christ, we can do anything.

We can accomplish things in our lives that we would never imagine possible. We can even accomplish things that we never even thought we would be doing!

Once God plants a seed in us to perform a specific task or do a certain job for Him, as long as we follow His plan, we can accomplish it and fulfill His desires for our lives.


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Beautiful scripture Oakley. emoticon emoticon


"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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"If it is to be its up to me"
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Wow this is right on time for me. Thank you!

Just for today, I am giving it all I have in me.



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(Matthew 11:28 NKJV) "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Sometimes we just need to stop! Stop worrying, stop working so hard, stop trying to make things happen that we have no control over, just stop and rest.

We need to rest, not in our parents, not in our best friend, not in our spouse, and not in our pastor. We need to rest in God.

How do we find rest in God? We tell Him what it is that has us all in an uproar, thank Him for helping us through it and praise HIM... for we know He's got it!!

Amen.



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Amen.

Just for today, I am giving it all I have in me.



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1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NKJV) 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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Luke 17:6 NKJV) So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.

Faith as a mustard seed.

Mustard seed: the small round seeds of various mustard plants. The seeds are usually about 1 or 2 mm in diameter. That's very small!

If we have faith as a mustard seed... At first it is small faith, and that's OK. It has to start somewhere. But we don't want it to stay small. In order to get it to grow we need to water it with the word of God and take steps of faith as He leads us.

Draw close to God. When we draw close to Him our hearts will connect with Him and we will know what His will is for us.

We can believe for His will to be done in our lives, trusting and crying out to Him, and it shall be done, as we have faith as a mustard seed.


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"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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"....This above all, to thine own self be true"
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I have proved that I can't lead myself. When I submit to God, things go much smoother and even my falls tend to hurt less. Great lesson.

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Psalm 16:8-9 NKJV) I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. {9} Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.

It's a good idea to set the Lord before us and follow Him. Setting the Lord before us shows Him that we trust in Him and His way for us each day.

I remember I was in a church service one night, and while as I was sitting there I had a vision. In that vision, the minister that was speaking at this church was way out in front of the Lord. I thought to myself "what is that about?".

After listening to the minster speak a bit, I soon realized what God was showing me. This minister was just as God showed me. They were doing their own thing. They were running with their own agenda, but claiming to be moving in the name of the Lord.

This minister may not have even been aware of this, and this happens a lot because it can be easy to get caught up in doing things for God instead of WITH God.

Let me explain; we do not want to be doing God's work without Him leading the way for us. We should never be out in front of Him.

We should set the Lord before us always.


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"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:18

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Wonderful lesson. Thank you so much.

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Jude 1:20-21 (NKJV) 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

It is so important that we be built up in our faith.

Keeping our faith strong means that doubt has no place in us. It means that our trust in God is stronger than the lies that the enemy tries to plant in our minds.

Strong faith helps us to be victorious in our battles, even when those battles seem so very long and hard.

Strong faith gives us the fortitude to press in and push through when our flesh just wants to give up and lay down.

Strong faith will help us live a victorious life until the day we meet Jesus.

So how do we develop strong faith? How do we take our weak, little tiny faith and build it into battle-worthy faith that carries us through the trials and tough times in our lives?

First, we never, ever give up on God. It's not an option. We cling to Him, no matter what comes our way.

Second, we spend time with Him. We share our heart with Him. We listen for His voice, and when we hear it, we obey Him. We follow His leading in everything.

And finally, we stay in His word. We read it as often as we can, taking it in and making it part of our being... part of our existence. It becomes a very part of our thought process.

As we determine in our heart that we will never give up, we spend time with Him, talking and listening and then doing, and we make His word a part of us, we will have strong faith.

And when our faith is strong, we will be strong.


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Hebrews 13:2 (NKJV) 2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.

Many people will talk about how we should do our best to please God and represent Him, even when nobody is watching us. Because even when people don't see us, God surely does.

But we also need to be diligent when it comes to the people we meet and don't know. Whether it's in line at the grocery store, in our car on the highway or wherever we go.

The way we treat others is a reflection of our walk with God and what's in our heart. But we also never really know who we're interacting with. It's not impossible to think that we may actually encounter an angel and never even know it.

The cool part is that God chooses not to have them reveal themselves to us as angels because He wants to see how we'll handle ourselves.

So when we're in that not-so-friendly mood, it might be best to put our best foot forward when we're dealing with others, even when we don't really feel like it!

Be blessed and have a great day.


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It's hard for me sometime to discern if it's Gods will or mine but I know if I listen and keep still, I can tell the difference. Letting Him guide me to the finish line of life. emoticon

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(1 John 5:14-15 NKJV) Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. {15} And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

There is a confidence that comes when we ask anything according to God's will.

Be sure to ask God what His will is for all situations. How many times do we start to pray for things we want to see happen but never consider asking Him, or seeking the scriptures to see what His Word says about it?

If we want to see our prayers answered we need to line up with God's will for that situation or circumstance.

Pray in agreement with Him today. He will hear our cry and answer our prayers as we ask according to His will. He loves to direct and guide us into Victory!


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He Rose! Amen.

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(Matthew 28:5-6 NKJV) But the angel answered and said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. {6} "He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

To know that a perfect Man, a Man that knew no sin, died for me and for you, for our sins is an awesome reason to celebrate.

He sacrificed His precious life for us on that cross, that we may have eternal life with Him.

After He died on the cross He was put in a tomb, and on the third day He rose from the dead. What a Savior!

He is alive...celebrate Jesus today!!


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John 15:13-14 NKJV) "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. {14} "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

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YES!!! emoticon emoticon Oakley God Bless emoticon

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2 John 1:3 (NKJV) 3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

To all of you today, we pray this scripture over your lives.

We pray that God's mercy and peace will be with you and will reign over you, in the name of Jesus.

The world is a tumultuous place, but with God peace can still be found, no matter what's happening around us.

So, starting today, let God's peace take precedence over the chaos and confusion that's trying to overtake you.

And may you find rest in Him.

We pray for God's mightiest blessings over your lives.

We love all of you very much


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That thought makes me feel so blessed. For Him to die so that I might live is like no other love. Thank you so much for this lesson.

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