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Good points. It's interesting how we can get a new revelation from a story that we've read/heard numerous times in the past.

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I was reading the ninth chapter of Mark and noticed something about the story of the man who brought his afflicted son to the Apostles, who could not help him. We think of the demon which possessed the boy as being an epileptic one, casting him into the water and fire. However, when Jesus cast it out, He addressed it as "thou dumb and deaf spirit." I talked to my DH about that and he noted that a demon can bring forth different manifestations. It is also interesting to note that the child was "slain in the Spirit," causing people to think he had died, rather than just having yielded to the power Jesus used to cast out that devil.
Read the Scriptures with a new eye to the details rather than just a rereading of a familiar story.

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I am glad to be back. I am having some problems with my memory. Please pray for me.

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Yesterday was Pentecost Sunday. Went to hear a guest speaker at my sister's church.
He had some great insights:

"Pentecost was the end game of the Cross."

The Cross gave us salvation.
Pentecost (outpouring of the Holy Spirit) gives us boldness & power.

He also pointed out how the apostles and His first followers had been instructed to "pray & wait" -- which they obediently did for 10 days before His Presence came upon them
"And when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place" Acts2:1

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From Joyce Meyer's May partner letter:



"Maybe you know what it's like to be disappointed by someone you trusted. Maybe you've felt unsure about the future, Maybe you know what needs to be doe but you're hesitant to take that step.

If that's the case, let me encourage you to simply trust God.

When you let go of a problem, and trust God to do what you can't, you'll be amazed at the wisdom, grace and provision He will give you.

When you're not sure what to do or where to turn, start by giving the situation to God, And while you wait for God's blessing... look for ways you can bless others.

-- If an unexpected bill has you worried about finances, give the problem over to God and trust that He will provide. In the meantime, write some notes of encouragement to friends who may be going through the same situation,
-- If a doctor's diagnosis has you feeling afraid, trust that God is going to heal you according to His Word. As you pray for your healing, go to your local hospital or nursing home and volunteer your time to help others.
-- If you're concerned about the choices your children or grandchildren are making, trust that God is watching over them. As you remember therm in prayer, set a positive example for them by modeling a Godly lifestyle.

As you focus on blessing others, God is going to bless you!"

"TRUSTING GOD IS SIMPLY BELIEVING THAT HE LOVES YOU, HE'S GOOD, HE HAS THE POWER TO HELP YOU, HE WANTS TO HELP YOU AND HE WILL HELP YOU" Joyce Meyer

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Thank you for your prayer.
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A NEW YEAR'S PRAYER
DaySpring, via the eCard Studio

A new year is upon us - a time when we naturally begin to think deeper about ourselves, our families, our friends, and the world around us. We long to feel better, look better, “do” better, to grow closer to God and our loved ones - to be better in every way.

As we begin this year anew, we offer this prayer with a hopeful and expectant heart for God’s blessings for you and for us all.

God, we praise you with all that we are (Psalm 103:2-3), knowing our strength comes from joy in you (Nehemiah 8:10) now and always.

We praise you for your mercy, for forgiving our sins (Ephesians 1:7). Remind us that mercy always triumphs over judgment (James 2:13), and that only you, the God of all grace, will restore us and make us strong (1 Peter 5:10).

Renew our hearts in this year, and let your gentle Spirit lead us down the right path (Psalm 143:10).

Please grant us peace in our hearts (Proverbs 14:30). May our burdens lead us to rest in you as we grow closer to you each day (Matthew 11:28).

Let us fill our minds with truth, righteousness, beauty and all things worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8).

Thank you, God, for your promise to watch over us always (Psalm 32:8) and to hold us upwith your victorious right hand (Isaiah 41:10).

Thank you, God, for giving us a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Let us take every action in the coming year, fixing our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2). Amen.

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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnt do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain


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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8





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“The marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready” (Rev. 19:7).

"Live your truth.
Express your love.
Share your enthusiasm.
Take action towards your dreams.
Walk your talk.
Dance and sing to your music.
Embrace your blessings.
Make today worth remembering"
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Bless you.
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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8




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Your faith has made you whole. (matthew9:22)

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Devotions for Dieters - April 28

But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it. (Luke 11:28)

Praises everlasting for that most wondrous of gifts: a man who could hear the word of God and keep it! Sing thanks unto the Lord that by His Son's obedience to God's holy law, even unto death, the eternal blessings of the Lord might now fall upon His people. How fortunate are we become, those who serve the Lord in the faith of righteousness! Rejoice, O people, and sing evermore His mighty praise.

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NJFLUITT - The Bible Verse you noted was,
Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path......Psalm 119:105

That is one of my favourite verses, it makes me think that not only is the Holy Spirit looking out for me for things occurring right now, but He is also at work on the things that are in my life further along.

It was our motto when I taught Pioneer Boys with my husband for several years.

Ann

Be as kind to yourself as you would be to a friend. Give out grace to others and you will receive grace back.


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Amen.

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I used this verse to bring myself closer to God today. So great to praise the Lord of lords! Feel God's love;-)

Psalm 136:2-4
“Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords:His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.” ~ NIV

Cute clip for kids to learn this verse at:
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Psalm 55:22
"Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall." ~ NIV


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youtu.be/8ealledf2dI

Rizers- 1 John 4:7 (Let Us Love One Another) New International Version Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

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we've been doing family devotions from

One Year of Dinner Table Devotions & Discussion Starters: 365 Opportunities to Grow Closer to God as a Family
By: Nancy Guthrie
More in One Year Series
TYNDALE HOUSE / 2008 / PAPERBACK


It is so nice and relaxing at dinner time.

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Psalm 27
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.


The things you take for granted, others are praying for.


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Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path......Psalm 119:105

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Psalm 40:1-3

" I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry, He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth- praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord."

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Today's Promise from the Bible - January 27

Thou [art] my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. (Psalm 119:114)

The Lord promises to protect us from the attacks of our enemy, the Devil. It is in God's Word that we find the salvation that gives us hope to live.

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Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever i sjust, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if three is any excellence, if there is anything worhty of praise, think about these things.
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My continual praise and thanksgiving to God give Him the opportunity to intervene in my circumstance and bless me.Psalm 145. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I also enjoy Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. It really speaks to my heart.

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I am standing on this scripture:
Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

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Man strives and toils and still his plans come to ruin. Not so with the Lord. Do not be overcome with anxiety for the concerns of the world for Christ has overcome it! There is safety in the hand of God for He reigns even now from heaven! Therefore rejoice!



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A dear friend gave me the daily devotional, "Jesus Calling"...a short daily message that truly hits home,

Fall seven times...get up eight.

Be still and know I am God

"I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free... Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It's a daily practice


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Today's Promise from the Bible - December 28

[[To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.]]

God [is] our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)

Be assured, O believer, that the Lord your God is with you. He shall shelter your spirit in His mighty house forever. Never need you fear, for He is even now your aid against all manner of trouble. Rejoice, therefore, in His love and power!

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"Dear brothers and sisters, we can't help but thank God for you, because your faith is flourishing and your love for one another is growing."
2 Thessalonians 1:3

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I needed that today...my faith is not wavering but I am SURE I will come across someone who is having a rough time....

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AMEN! Thanks for sharing!!

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." - Colossians 3:23
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to GOD the Father through Him." Colossians 3:17


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Today's Promise from the Bible - October 17

Hebrews 5:9
And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

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Once Christ obtained His human perfection, He became the source of eternal life. Eternal life is given to those who obediently accept the gift given to them by God.

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And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him. Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, though hast well said. And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.
Luke 20:34-40

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O God, thou are my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsteth for
thee,my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thristy land where no water is. Palm 63:1 KJV
In the day of my trouble I will call to You, for You will answer me. Psalm 86:7 NIV
Lord, if you keep in mind our sins, then who can ever get an answer to his prayers
But you forgive! What an awesome thing this is! Psalm:3-4 TLB
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. Psalm 121:1 KJV


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Hosea 14:4-9
"I will heal their waywardness and love them so freely, for My anger has turned away from them. I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon he will send down his roots; his young shoots will grow. His splendor will be like an olive tree, his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon. Men will again dwell in his shade. He will flourish like the grain. He will blossom like a vine, and his fame will be like the wine from Lebanon. O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? I will answer him and care for him. I am like a green pine tree; your fruitfulness comes from Me. Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them."

Here GOD is speaking to and of Israel. Yet His words are for anyone who believes that He is the LORD, the Creator, the Saviour. The cedars of Lebanon were the most valuable trees of the Near Eastern lands and were used in the construction of royal houses and temples. Only here in the Old Testament does GOD compare Himself to a tree, giving shade (protection) and fruitfulness (provision). In a similar way in John 15, Jesus calls Himself the Vine, the Source of nourishment for each branch so that they may produce fruit. We must believe GOD and receive His provision so that we may live and walk in obedience and avoid stumbling about in rebellion. "Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the Vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me." - John 15:4 We must stay attached to GOD and to Jesus Christ, His Son, our Lord in order to truly live and move and have our being.

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"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." - Colossians 3:23
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to GOD the Father through Him." Colossians 3:17


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Today's Promise from the Bible -July 8

Amos 9:13-15
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit [them]; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.

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Praise the Lord for His faithfulness to His people! Rejoice in the loving mercy of his hand! His kingdom shall be established and none shall prevail against it. Sing His praise for the overflowing bounty of His realm: the grapes are plenty, the harvest is ripe, and "Peace!" is the cry of its inhabitants. Praise Him with a shout and look to the coming of His Son who will usher forth all good things! Hallelujah!

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Ephesians 2
Yes, after all the enumerated blessings we have in Christ listed in Chapter 1, we hear again that we are indeed alive in Him alone. He has done it Tetelestai "It is finished!" forever. By GOD"s mercy and grace we have been placed into our Saviour in faith. All these are His gifts to us, not our works, it says in verse 9. Then we hear about our being the LORD's workmanship (He is our Creator, not just the One who formed Adam and fashioned Eve!). We are "to do good works, which GOD prepared in advance for us to do." "Faith without deeds is dead" and these are what we are to be about...His planned and prepared "works" for each of us every day. Is that amazing of what?
Have a blessed day of worshiping our Living Sovereign!

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"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to GOD the Father through Him." Colossians 3:17


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Ephesians 2:8 - I love that verse. It's all God's grace!

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Ephesians 2:8
"For by grace are ye saved through faith..."

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"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken."
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Peace with God Through Faith - Romans 5:1-5

"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of GOD. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because GOD's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."

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Whenever we consider all that GOD showers upon us in His great mercy, grace and love, we realize once more that our very existence is all about Him and not us. Our focus is to be the LORD alone and not our storms, worries, irritations, dis-eases, etc. In just this small passage of scripture, our Master's love letters reveal that we are made right and holy by our Sovereign Himself in the shedding of blood on the cross and in the resurrection from the dead of our Messiah! Faith to believe Him, His amazing grace that continually upholds us in our weak state, and our hopes for the future with Him eternally all are lavished upon us in His compassion!

What is our response?...especially to the distresses, disappointments, disasters, etc. of our lives? How well do we trust into the Living One? How well do we know our GOD and His ways? What do we really believe about suffering/affliction/adversity/troubles? How much are those great difficulties in our lives producing endurance...character...hope? What is our response today to GOD's incredible love and enabling for/with/in us by the Holy Spirit?

As we go forth in worship this day, who are our eyes, ears and heart set upon? GOD is our very life moment by moment! To Him be all the glory always!!


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"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." - Colossians 3:23
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to GOD the Father through Him." Colossians 3:17


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Praise the Lord emoticon emoticon Amen!

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Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. The Lord is my blessing!
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emoticon Amen!

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Perservance, what a big word, but yet so important in a walk with Christ. I trust you Lord to lead and guide me. Let Your will be done in all thing and in all ways. Amen!



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