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

I am on my way to my healthy weight.Praise the Lord!

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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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4/23/14 7:48 P

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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.

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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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4/13/14 7:42 A

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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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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
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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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"And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering."
Jude 1:22

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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."
Psalm 16:5-8

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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."

Reflection:

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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Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. The Lord is my blessing!
3John2

"I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!"
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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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Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete...-James1:4(NIV)

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Here are some pills someone sent me.
When blue.: take vitamin B. Bless the Lord O my soul and alll that is within me.(psalm103:1) When crushed take vitamin c."cast all your care on Him. because He cares for you(1 Peter 6:7)) after taking these pills you will be as good as new.

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Everything is possible for one who believes. Mark 9:23

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The number of Americans who claim a religious affiliation has declined in the last several years, but the number of those who say they believe in miracles has increased at the same time. Four in five Americans now believe miracles definitely or probably occur. We don’t have social surveys to tell us how many of the people in Jesus’ place and time believed in miracles, but it’s clear many had a keen sense of supernatural involvement in their lives. In today’s Scripture we read an interesting story of human hope in supernatural power. This father took his possessed son to the disciples in order to have him exorcised.

When Jesus came upon the disciples and the assembled crowd, they were arguing. It seemed that the disciples had been unable to perform the miracle and the crowd had its doubts. Jesus rebuked the crowd saying, “Everything is possible for one who believes” (v. 23).

Jesus’ words are actually a little ambiguous. Is Jesus heralding the importance of the faith of the one who prays, or asserting His own wonderworking power? Scholars argue that the logic of the passage confirms the second interpretation, but if so, the father misunderstood Jesus’ words and responded: “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (v. 24).

At best, the father’s faith was muddled. But this highlights a consistent lesson about petitionary prayer: Jesus is not limited by the faith of those who seek Him. He is free to exercise His power wherever and whenever He pleases, whether within or without the confines of another’s convictions. Yes, He asks for the faith of those who come to Him with their requests; yes, He responds to faith. But the quality of our faith is not a prerequisite for His action. In other words, it’s not about you. It’s about Him.


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Today's Promise from the Bible - May 19

Psalm 48:14
For this God [is] our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide [even] unto death.

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When the storms of life assail us and we feel as though lost at sea, take heart, O Christian, take heart! Our Lord will never fail to lead us in the paths of righteousness, conforming us daily to the pure, holy, and loving image of His very Son, Christ our Saviour!

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Today's Scripture reading was given to me by a group that I was a part of. I stop posting but they kept writing. Last night I felt the Lord leading me to read the email and this is what I got and it encouraged me so I thought it might do the same for you.
THIS I S WHAT IT SAID:
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to
live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith
as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no
one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends
on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather
than on Christ. Colossians 2:6-8 NIV
Thoughts for Today:
One cause of seasickness is the motion of the boat, tossed about by waves.
But the primary reason people get seasick is that they don't have a
stationary object on which to focus. The horizon moves up and down, and the
water keeps moving too. That causes the balance mechanism to overload,
and the results can be quite unpleasant.The key word is focus.
Consider this …Are we focused on Christ, or are we trying to focus on the
circumstances that keep turning and swirling and changing? When a loved one is
trapped in a life-controlling problem, we can be drawn into focusing all our
attention and energy on that problem. This leads to all kinds of unpleasantness.
But when we focus on Christ, all areas of life come into balance, including our
relationships.We all need to look at whether we are helping or harming the
struggling people in our lives. Although we cannot change overnight, we can
begin the process. We can start by telling our loved ones we are going to
stop harming them by trying to fix their problems or protecting them from the
consequences of their bad choices. Then we must turn our focus to
Christ and allow Him to develop the much-needed balance in our life.
Prayer:
I have focused on circumstances and allowed them to overwhelm me.
Help me turn my focus back to Jesus. I know that only then will I find
peace and calm. Only then can I become the person you have designed me to be.
Only then will I be able to help others; your way. In Jesus' name . . .


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Reminds me of keeping the law of the Lord as the apple of our eye!

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest unto your soul.


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Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Col. iii. 2.

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He who has his affections set on things above is like one who hangs on by the skies; and, having a secure hold of these, could say, though he saw the world roll away from beneath his feet, "My heart is fixed; my heart is fixed; O Lord, I will sing and give praise!"—Guthrie.


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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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We glory in tribulations. Romans 5:3

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Have you ever thought that someday you will never have anything to try you or anybody to vex you again?
AB Simpson

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Looking up to heaven, He sighed. Mark 7:34

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Too often we sigh and look within; Jesus sighed and looked without. We sigh and look down; Jesus sighed and looked up. We sigh and look to earth; Jesus sighed and looked to heaven. We sigh and look to man; Jesus sighed and looked to God.
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Be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. 1 Cor 15:58

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Activity in doing good is one recipe for being cheerful Christians; it is like exercise to the body, and it keeps the soul in health.
Bishop Ryle

From: Thoughts for the Quiet Hour, DL Moody

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Today's Promise from the Bible - April 22

Zechariah 4:6
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

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Trust not in the power of your own strength nor in the might of your own will to accomplish good, O believer! Your sanctification is not a matter of dominating yourself through discipline! You have no ability of your own to effect righteous works in your life! Trust, rather, in God! Place your faith in the Spirit to work in you for righteousness!

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Very good reminders! We are perfect in Him and forgiven by Him and Sanctified in Him. All of Him and none of me.

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All That Jesus Is Before God, You Are

2 Corinthians 5:21
21For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

When an Israelite brings an animal as his sin offering, he lays his hand on it before killing it. (Leviticus 4:1–4) By laying his hand on the sin offering, his sins are transferred to the innocent animal. The animal dies for his sins and he goes free. emoticon

In contrast, during the burnt offering, when the Israelite lays his hand on the animal (Leviticus 1:3–4), the beauty, worthiness and acceptance of the unblemished animal are transferred to him. God accepts the perfection of the animal sacrifice on his behalf to make atonement for him. Because God accepts the unblemished burnt offering, the offerer now has right standing before God. emoticon

Do you know that the two offerings speak of Jesus’ one offering of Himself when He hung on the cross? He is both our sin offering and burnt offering — “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us [as our sin offering], that we might become the righteousness of God in Him [as our burnt offering]”. The moment you put your faith in Him, just by His one sacrifice, your sins were transferred to Him, and His righteousness was transferred to you. That is the grace of God toward you! emoticon

As our sin offering, He offered Himself once and for all. (Romans 6:10) The sin offering was never a daily offering because God does not want His people to be sin-conscious. However, the burnt offering was both a morning and evening sacrifice (2 Chronicles 13:11) because God wants His people to be righteousness-conscious.

Beloved, God wants you to lay claim daily to Jesus as your burnt offering and say, “Father, I thank You that Jesus is my burnt offering. All that Jesus is before You — His righteousness, excellence, beauty and perfection — has been transferred to me. Jesus has Your unclouded favor, so I enjoy Your unclouded favor in my life. Jesus is the righteousness of God, so I am the righteousness of God in Christ. As He is before You, so am I.” emoticon

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Point To Jesus, Your Qualification

1 Corinthians 1:30
30But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God — and righteousness and sanctification and redemption —

When the devil accuses us of having done wrong and tells us that we don’t deserve God’s blessings, what should we do? Well, the Lord showed me one day what we are to do. We are to point everything back to Jesus, who qualifies us for all of God’s blessings. emoticon

So when the devil says, “You are not righteous enough,” just look to Jesus and declare, “He is my righteousness!”

When the devil says, “You are not holy enough,” just look to Jesus and declare, “He is my sanctification!”

When the devil says, “You don’t deserve to be healed,” just look to Jesus and declare, “By His stripes I am healed!”

When the devil says, “You don’t qualify for the blessing,” just look to Jesus and declare, “He is my qualification!”

Each time you point everything back to Jesus, the devil has nothing to say because Jesus qualifies you for all of God’s blessings. In and of yourself, you do not qualify. Without Christ, there is nothing good in you which can qualify you. emoticon
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Today's Promise from the Bible - March 28

1 Peter 1:5
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

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Throughout this life, we are kept safe by the power of God. All that we are is because of the power of God. The salvation that we have been given will never be complete until we reach heaven. We should strive towards that completion with all that we are.

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The King Is Not Angry With You

Proverbs 19:12
12The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

The Bible tells us that the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8) But have you ever wondered why he acts like a roaring lion? emoticon

It has something to do with a lion’s roar. In the Bible, the roaring of a lion speaks of the king’s wrath — “The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion”. So when the devil walks about like a roaring lion, he is trying to give you the impression that the King is angry with you. And when you believe that God is angry with you, the devil knows that he has got you. emoticon

When you think that God is angry or displeased with you, you will not be confident of His love toward you. Instead, you will expect and fear punishment from Him. And you will want to stay away from Him because you do not wish to incur His wrath any further. emoticon

But the truth is that God is not angry with you, even when you fail or blow it, because all your sins have already been judged in the body of His Son at the cross. As the Lamb of God, Jesus became your burnt offering. That is why He said, “I thirst.” (John 19:28)

Those who heard Him say that at Calvary that day thought that His thirst was physical. Actually, His thirst was spiritual because He was being “burnt” by the fire of God’s wrath. He was being judged for our sins. His body exhausted all of God’s wrath until every claim of God’s holiness was satisfied and His wrath appeased! emoticon

Now, there is a law called “the law of double jeopardy”, which states that the same crime cannot be tried twice. Today, the fire of God’s wrath will never fall on you as a believer because it has already fallen on His Son at the cross. He judged your sins then, but in the body of His Son. emoticon
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Romans 5:5
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit......

"I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!"
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Thanks for the devotion on strength and song! A friend reminded me of that the other day. A quick praise. They needed someone to sing a special for a small group we are in. I volunteered and sang and fortunately didn't think about my bad hair day! That is a praise. I couldn't look at anyone but sang 3 verses.

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


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Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him to help you do it and He will. Psalm 37:5


I got some of these words from an internet site many years ago and I personalized it to help me.

Thank you Lord for blessing my food and drink.

Thank you for giving me a measurement to help me keep track of the foods I eat.

Thank you for helping me stay honest with myself as I track the foods I eat and the reasons I ate them.

Thank you for helping me to follow the food sheet daily, as I maintain a healthy body.

Thank you that I am growing in the wisdom and knowledge of what I need to do to keep my body slim and healthy.

Thank you Lord that I can exercise with you everyday.

Thank you Lord that your guidance helps me to eat right and be filled not only with food, but also with your Spirit.

Thank you for helping me to eat that which I need for nutrition and no more.

Thank you that my delight is not in food, but in you only.

I show myself patience, kindness and love as I get rid of the weight.

Father be my guide, my mentor, my personal trainer.
In Jesus Name I pray. Amen!



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From "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young, March 21:

"Trust Me and don't be afraid, for I am your Strength and Song. Think what it means to have Me as your Strength. I spoke the universe into existence; My Power is absolutely unlimited! Human weakness, consecrated to Me, is like a magnet, drawing My Power into your neediness. However, fear can block the flow of My Strength into you. Instead of trying to fight your fears, concentrate on trusting Me. When you relate to Me in confident trust, there is no limit to how much I can strengthen you.

Remember that I am also your Song. I want you to share My Joy, living in conscious awareness of My Presence. Rejoice as we journey together toward heaven; join Me in singing My Song."

"Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. --Isaiah 12:2-3

Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence. --Psalm 21:6
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Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

- Psalm 119:105 (NRSV) emoticon
I arrived at the kindergarten with my daughter and was asked to assemble some new furniture for the children. The screwdriver they gave me was too small and unsuitable for the job. It slipped out of the screw head several times and injured me. I went home and brought back more appropriate tools and completed the work without problem. emoticon
I often try to use the “wrong tools” in life, too. I try to handle tasks in my own way, relying on my own experience and knowledge, without direction from God. Too often things don’t work out; even worse, I get hurt.
But when I use the right tools — reading and acting on the word of God and seeking God’s direction in prayer — I can complete my tasks with pleasure. God has given us the tool of holy scripture as “a lamp to [our] feet and a light to [our] path.” It is a primary tool to help us keep our life together and make us strong and useful for God’s work. emoticon emoticon
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Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. emoticon
(Mark 8:32 NRSV)

I read a story once of a Sunday School class that was talking about heaven. A little girl said, "If you are good, you'll go to heaven." A little boy asked, "Where do you go if you are bad?"

The little girl replied emphatically, "To the principal's office."

Choosing to go God's way is not so much about being good or bad, but it does have a lot to do with who guides our lives God or our own desires.

In our scripture reading today, Peter says to Jesus, "You're crazy." You are not going to suffer and die. You see Peter and the disciples had a different idea about what the Messiah would be like. He saw the messiah as an earthly king or president, who would restore Israel's freedom and power. The disciples were looking for their own desires to be met, not God's desire that Jesus would become the savior of the world. emoticon

We are being asked today to choose who we will follow. There are many surveys that say lots of people in our society believe in God. But belief in God does not constitute living God's way. For when we live God's way, we will be willing to suffer with those who suffer, and we will make sacrifices so that God's work will get done in and through the church. emoticon

Loving God, help me say yes to serving you in every way possible. In Jesus name, Amen. (Devotions.net)



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For if you forgive others their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.
(Matthew 6.14 NRSV) emoticon

One of the hardest tasks any of us has is to forgive someone who has hurt us. Leo Buscalgia tells about one of his students who was jilted by her boyfriend. The young woman felt both hurt and rejected. At the time she felt she would never get over it. In her confusion she didn't understand her intense feelings to cause him harm in some way. It is natural to want to hurt someone who has hurt us. This young woman had never been so hurt before in her life. Deep down, though, she knew she had to forgive. As she wisely put it, "I'm the one in pain, so I'm the one who's got to do something about it!" emoticon

She would have to forgive the young man for her own sake. Her pain was so intense that she was unable to study or concentrate. At her lowest point she even contemplated dropping all of her classes. She tried to build new relationships but failed. Finally she realized that if she wanted to go on with her life she would have to forgive and forget. And she did forgive. No longer is she a slave to her anger, spite, hate, and hurt. emoticon

It's hard to forgive someone who has hurt us. We think of ways we could get even. Sometimes we just want to write the person off and ignore them as if they no longer exist. It's difficult to forgive. And yet the one thing we all have in common is that we have all been hurt by someone else. It may have been intentionally or accidentally, but we've all been there. How we respond is the key. emoticon

Dear God, help me to forgive and let go. In Jesus name, Amen.

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You Are Complete In Christ

Colossians 2:10
10and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

When you look at yourself, what do you see? Do you see someone who is imperfect and lacking in many areas, or someone who is whole and complete in Christ? emoticon

There are believers who see themselves as incomplete. This is because they are conscious of their lack and imperfections. They say, “There are so many things imperfect about me! How can I be complete if there are so many things I am lacking in?” They see their weaknesses, condemn themselves and feel inferior to others. emoticon

The good news is that God does not see the way man sees. Man sees the flesh. God sees the spirit. He sees us already complete in Christ. In spite of our imperfections, He sees us as new creations, partakers of His divine nature and more than conquerors over our faults. And He wants us to see ourselves the way He sees us. emoticon

What we think we need or are lacking in, whether it is godly character traits or physical health, we already have in Christ.

I used to think that I had to ask God to make me more patient, until I realized one day that Jesus is my patience. Since then, I no longer ask God to make me wiser either, because Jesus is my wisdom. (1 Corinthians 1:30) I am not waiting to receive more healing because Jesus is my complete healing at this moment. And I am not yearning for peace and rest one day because Jesus is my peace and rest today. Right now, I have everything because I stand complete in Christ! emoticon
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Galatians 3:13
13Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),

The One who cleansed lepers, opened blind eyes and made the lame to walk took your sins, sicknesses and every curse when He hung on Calvary’s tree. The curses that were meant for you because of your sins fell on Him instead. He was cursed in your place to redeem you from every curse that comes as a result of breaking God’s laws. emoticon

What are these curses? They are listed in Deuteronomy 28. It is a long and detailed list. Don’t get frightened when you read the curses, but rejoice because Christ has redeemed you from every single one of them, including those curses of sicknesses! emoticon

Are you stricken with tuberculosis, fever or inflammation? (Deuteronomy 28:22) Christ has redeemed you from every one of these conditions!

Do you have painful boils, tumors or an itch which doctors say cannot be healed? (Deuteronomy 28:27) Christ has redeemed you from every one of these conditions!

Perhaps yours is a serious and prolonged sickness. (Deuteronomy 28:59) It doesn’t matter. Christ has redeemed you from every prolonged sickness! emoticon
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Matthew 25:29
29‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.

Have you come across people who have little, yet even that little is taken away from them? On the other hand, there are those who already have much, yet they receive even more.

Jesus said, “To everyone who has, more will be given. From him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.” Notice that Jesus doesn’t go on to say what it is we have. He simply says, “But to everyone who has.” emoticon

Jesus is talking about a firm belief in God’s Word that gives one the courage to say, “I have it!” If you say that you have it, you have it, and more will be given to you. But if you say that you don’t have it, when you actually do because God has freely given us all things (Romans 8:32), then even what you have will be taken away — not by God but by the devil! The devil does not want you to walk in God’s blessings. So when you say that you don’t have it, he can rob you of your blessings because he has your agreement! emoticon

When you need something, God says that you are to ask of Him. And when you ask, believe that you receive it. (Mark 11:24) Say you already have it even if you don’t see it in the physical realm yet, and one day, you will see it!

God is not saying, “Oh come on, pretend that you see it. And if you pretend long enough, you will have it.” This is not a game! God is telling us to call forth those things which don’t exist as though they do. (Romans 4:17)

Today, we are talking about the haves and have-nots in the church. If you believe that it is yours, you will have it. You will see yourself possessing it and enjoying it, and more will be given to you. But if you say, “Well, I don’t feel it and I’m not sure if it will come,” in essence, you are saying that you don’t have it when you actually do. Then, even what you have will be taken away. So say you have it today! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)


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Luke 7:9
9When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!”

The way you see Jesus, the revelation that you have of Him, will not affect God’s acceptance of you. But it will affect your acceptance of what God has for you. It will affect how you receive from Him. emoticon

Consider the Roman centurion who told Jesus, “You don’t have to come to my house. Just speak the word and my servant at home will be healed.” (Luke 7:6–7) Compare him with Jairus, the ruler of a synagogue, who told Jesus, “My daughter is dying. Please come to my house and lay Your hands on her, and she shall live.” (Mark 5:22–23) emoticon

Do you know that Jesus does not have to go to your house to heal you? So why did Jesus follow Jairus to his house? Jesus had to come down to Jairus’ level of faith. Jairus believed that his daughter could be healed, but only if Jesus came and laid His hands on her.

The centurion was different. He said, “Lord, You don’t have to come to my house. I know who You are.” This centurion believed that Jesus did not have to come to his house for his servant to be healed. He believed that Jesus only needed to speak the word. He said to Jesus, “Just speak the word and my servant at home will be healed.” emoticon

Do you know who Jesus is? The centurion had a greater understanding of who Jesus is than Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, and he wasn’t even a Jew!
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What great words you ladies have!! I should really check in here more often. It's nice to hear ladies who love the Lord speaking His word. So uplifting! emoticon emoticon

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


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You Have The Victory!

Romans 8:37
37Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

If God’s Word says that we are more than conquerors through Christ, then we are. We are not going to become, we already are. We may be experiencing some failures or setbacks in life right now, but only good will come out of our situations because God says that “in all these things we are more than conquerors”. We have the victory! emoticon

You see, God has placed us in Christ, whom He has exalted to the highest place in the universe. We are not trying to get to victory ground. We are already on victory ground. We don’t confess God’s Word to get victory. We confess His Word because we already have the victory. We don’t fight for victory. We fight from victory. emoticon

The devil will try to steal our victory. He will come against us with lies and fears, and cause us to be conscious of our failures, weaknesses and symptoms in areas such as our health. But we are not trying to be healed. We are already healed because God’s Word declares that “by His stripes we are healed”. (Isaiah 53:5) emoticon
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emoticon for your encouragement I love Joseph Prince emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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‘I Will Be Your God’ emoticon

Hebrews 8:10
10… and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

When God says, “I will be your God,” that is a declaration that He will work miracles in your life. So if it is a miracle you need, it is a miracle you will get! emoticon

If there is a huge sea blocking the way to your blessing and God says, “I will be your God,” it means that He will open the sea for you so that you can receive your blessing. emoticon

If you are poor and God says, “I will be your God,” it means that you will be well-provided for. Since God fed nearly three million Israelites in the wilderness every single day for 40 years, you can be sure that God will provide for you too. emoticon

If you are sick and God says, “I will be your God,” it means that He is going to be “the Lord who heals you” (Exodus 15:26), and you will be healthy. emoticon

If you have incurred a huge debt and God says, “I will be your God,” it means that He will bring about a supernatural cancellation of your debt. emoticon

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Today's Promise from the Bible - February 21

Ephesians 2:7
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

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Eternity to come shall show forth the evident proof of God's promise to give us part in immeasurable riches! To be sure, these are not the petty and childish riches of this present world, but only the best and truest gifts to reflect the Holy Nature of God Himself! Sing O children of the Most High: "Thou and Thou only, first in my heart—High King of Heaven, my treasure Thou art!"

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John 8:11
“Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

When Jesus was on earth, a woman caught in the act of adultery was brought before Him by the scribes and Pharisees, the religious mafia of His day. They tried to trap Him by posing a question that was difficult to answer: “Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” (John 8:5) emoticon

Jesus answered, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” (John 8:7) The scribes and Pharisees began to leave one by one till none of them were left.

The people in the crowd who wanted to condemn the woman could not. But Jesus, the only one in the crowd who truly had the power to condemn her, would not. He then asked her, “Woman… Has no one condemned you?” (John 8:10)

He spoke such words of grace to her because He loved her. Also, by asking her the question, He was giving her a chance to speak words of no condemnation to herself — “No one [condemns me], Lord.” (John 8:11)

Jesus not only spoke words of grace to her, He also gave her the gift of no condemnation — “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more”. It was when she received the gift of no condemnation that she had the power to “go and sin no more”. emoticon

Today, you have the gift of no condemnation because the Son of God was condemned for all your sins. (Romans 8:1) Today, God cannot condemn you when you sin because He is faithful and just to what His Son has done. emoticon Joseph Prince.

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What a great reminder-I tend to "run in circles scream and shout when in worry and doubt"
a phrase I saw at a friends house 1 time. I need to focus on Jesus and his peace. emoticon

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest unto your soul.


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Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

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Ruth 2:2
2So Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.”

Do you look at yourself and see only lack in the natural? Do you say, “I don’t have a good education”, “I am poor”, “I am too old” or “I am a divorcee”? I have good news for you. As a blood-bought believer and child of God, you have the supernatural favor of God! emoticon

In the Bible, Ruth was a poor Moabite widow who went with her mother-in-law to live in Bethlehem, a Jewish town where the inhabitants considered Moabites outcasts. But she did not wallow in self-pity and moan about being a poor widow of the wrong race in the wrong place. Instead, she believed that God would favor her and she declared, “I will find favor in the field that I glean from.” emoticon

In the natural, Ruth had everything going against her. But because she trusted in the favor of God, she not only became the wife of Bethlehem’s richest man when Boaz married her, she also became the great-grandmother of David and had her name included in the genealogy of Jesus Christ even though she was not a Jewess! That is what God’s supernatural favor did for her. That is the kind of blessing God’s supernatural favor can give you. emoticon

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When you are not enjoying abundant life, you will feel as if life is full of toil. In your heart, life is meaningless and empty. You feel like someone “grasping for the wind”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11) emoticon

It seems as if nothing you do adds up to much. The Bible calls this life “under the sun”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11) Someone who lives life under the sun may or may not know God, but God is either forgotten or not the center of things in his life. His thoughts are earthly and he does things to gratify his flesh. In the end, he finds life depressing and unfulfilled. Life under the sun is full of despair. emoticon

But this is not so with someone who lives life above the sun with God. For life with Him is filled with joy and pleasures at His right hand. (Psalm 16:11) Life is abundantly full and good just as Jesus promised — “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”. emoticon Joseph Prince.

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Romans 8:38-39

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. emoticon No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NLT) emoticon

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1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. emoticon



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The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.



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