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A word from the Word
February 12 – Who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Walking after the flesh is when you attempt to get your needs met by your own deeds or by your own actions. It’s trusting in yourself, your own abilities, your understanding and living solely on the basis of your earthly experience based on what you see, hear and touch.

Did you know that you can walk after the flesh in the pursuit of both good things and bad things? An example of this would be God’s law. Yes you are to live by God’s law but if you find yourself depending upon God’s law for your salvation you are depending upon yourself for your salvation. If I keep the law then I will be saved if I break the law I will be lost but no one can keep the law. “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God(Romans 3:23). We are all breakers of the law the first time we sinned.

Being in Jesus brings salvation being in yourselves brings condemnation. So the answer is simple “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus”. It simply a matter of being in Christ Jesus.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land



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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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2/12/16 12:14 A

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Thanks!!

The man of the couple has been sick and last night my husband was coughing a lot so we didn't take the trip to the mountains as planned.
I've been neglecting reading my Bible since our company arrived. When I saw the words "God wants our all", I realized I could have spent time in His word in the morning...just closed the bedroom door. I am somewhat like Martha....but I want to be more like Mary.
Our company is leaving in the morning. I am sorry to see them go and yet it will be good to get back to my usual life. The lady of this couple painted me a beautiful picture on canvas of the mountains in Quartsite, Arizona. She insisted on paying for a frame for the picture. It's on the wall and I really like it. She did a super good job!

I know a couple of ways of giving God more of my heart....for example reading His word and talking to Him and also listening. Worshiping Him in spirit and in truth is another way. Are there others?

Or does this verse mean giving our all, praying for the knowledge of His will and for the ability to carry it out?

Maybe it means all those....yet not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit saith the Lord of hosts.

Thanks Herb!



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2/11/16 8:01 A

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Thanks Darlene --- Angles with you

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February 11 – God wants the whole nickel worth.

Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

God wants our all. I recall when I was a little boy my mom would give me a nickel. To a young boy a nickel was a lot of money about 70 years ago. In fact a nickel was a lot of money 70 years ago. A nickel would buy a coke or a candy bar. In fact the first job I worked paid 8 nickels an hour.

Getting back to my story, my mom would give me a nickel and I would take it to the corner store and spend, what seemed to be an hour looking at all the pennie candy. I would pick a pennie worth of this and a pennie worth of that but never did I ever spend the whole nickel on one think.

I think that is often the way we spend our Christion life. A pennie worth of Jesus and a pennie worth of the world but never the whole nickel worth of Jesus. Jesus wants our all, the whole nickel worth of us.

This verse speaks of giving God our words but not our heart.

God wants our all.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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2/10/16 7:58 P

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There's another verse that comes to mind similar to this.
Proverbs 4:3...King James Bible
Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life. I just looked up Matthew 22:37, and there's more than just that verse..

Luke 10:27...King James Bible
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.

Deuteronomy 6:5 ...King James Bible
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

I think we're going up in the mountains tomorrow. Not hiking for sure! We'll be driving.

Thanks Herb!

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2/10/16 7:25 A

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February 10 – You give honor with your lips but not with your heart.

Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

This verse is so easy to explain but very hard to look at. In just a few words it says “if you can’t walk the walk then don’t talk the talk. We honor God in what we say but our heart does not belong to Him.

We are to Love the Lord thy God with our all. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Matthew 22:37

God wants our all.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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2/9/16 7:43 A

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Thank you Darlene. There is a lot to look at in Matthew 18:18. It talks about binding and loosing and the power we have with the words we speak.

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February 9 – Those that wait upon the Lord

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Those that wait upon the Lord. We live in a microwave world. We want everything now. How does the old saying go “hurry up and wait”.

We have no time to wait. I had a pastor who once told me that the problem most of us have with our prayers not being answered is that we have no time to wait. We pray for a new pair of shoes and the next day we borrow money to purchase them.

This verse tell us that there is a reward in our waiting. It says those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. I like that word renew it means to make new again. To have strength of a young man or a young woman. It goes on to say “they shall mount up with wings as eagles”. An eagle is the highest strongest flying bird in the sky. Then it say we will shall “run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”.

But we must first learn to wait. In a microwave word a world of everything now we must learn to wait.

Wait upon the Lord also has another meaning. Wait comes from the Hebrew word meaning to terry but also means to trust in, to have faith in.

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon (trust in, to have faith in) the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

You know I like that even better, to trust in, to have faith in the Lord.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


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2/9/16 12:35 A

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I never thought saying this type of thing was like a curse.

"I believe that most of the curses we speak are spoken in our idle words. *I’ll never get this done. *I’ll never get well. *I’ll never be able to do this. *I’ll never be smart enough to understand this. We speak these words and never realize we speak them."

You're right I didn't see anything wrong with saying things like this...Now I can see they are negative.

I didn't see they go against the verse......I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Herb, a couple we go to church with in Illinois are here staying with us for a few days. I don't know what we're going to be doing or where we'll be going, so, I'm not sure if I'll be on the computer.

What did Jesus mean in Matthew 18:18? Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Thanks again brother Herb!!

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2/8/16 5:57 P

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Thank you Darlene and what a great post. We need a land healing very bad.

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February 8 – Blessing and Cursing

James 3:9-10 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Wow how terrifying is that “out of the same mouth coming blessing and cursing. I’m lost for words how could that be. How could a Christion one moment be speaking blessings and in another moment be speaking cursing’s.

I believe that most of the curses we speak are spoken in our idle words. I’ll never get this done. I’ll never get well. I’ll never be able to do this. I’ll never be smart enough to understand this. We speak these words and never realize we speak them.

We are told in Matthew 18:18 that the words we speak will be honored by heaven. Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

The danger of speaking idle words Matthew 12:36, "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment."

How does the little song go we sang as a child. “O be careful little eyes what you see - O be careful little ears what you hear - O be careful little tongue what you say - -

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land



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2/6/16 10:39 P

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A minute ago I found this and since it was about 2nd Chroniclers 7:14. I copied it to paste it here.

"I Will
Oct 30 2015
by Bert Harned, MD

Multiple times, God has said, “I WILL.” Mostly, we simply do not believe Him.
One example is 2 Chronicles 7:14, a promise from God we desperately need to claim today. That word from God starts with an “IF”…
“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.”

I believe that is our only hope. Does anyone think politicians are going to heal our land? We are in really deep trouble in our wonderful country–in danger I believe of total disaster–and we “know not what to do.” Well, God tells us in this verse, but it starts with a very big “IF.”
The “if” depends on whether we believe God, and do what He says. Do you believe that? If so, there are four things you and I need to do right now:
Humble ourselves.
Pray.
Seek God’s face.
Turn from our wicked ways.
Let’s all start today doing those things, because God says that IF we do, He WILL hear, forgive, and heal. He WILL, not “might,” not “could,” not “perhaps”…He WILL. But if we don’t, He won’t.

I'm putting the link here. If the Lord is willing it will work.

www.godresources.org/blog/i-will/#mo
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I'm going to attempt to memorize 2nd Chronicles 7:14, and do the things written there.

Thank you again Herb!!


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2/6/16 8:12 A

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Thank you Darlene

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February 6 – Speaking to the mountain

Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

It says “you will say to this mountain”. I do believe we need to speak to those things that have become mountain in our lives. But as we do this we need to be very careful that we don’t begin to believe that it is our words that move the mountain.

When I speak to the mountain I always speak to it in the name of Jesus. All the power that is in Jesus is in His name. The faith I need to move the mountain and the power I need to speak to the mountain is in the name of Jesus.

Jesus is in the mountain moving business.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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I sure will pray for you and your wife about finding a good church. I'll pray that the Lord will lead you to one that is good for both of you and that it brings honor to Him. Please let me know when the Lord has led you to find one that fits! I would like to thank Him and I'll be glad for you two also!

The church we went to last Sunday is much bigger than we usually like...,.but both of us like it a lot.

Help my unbelief. Someone told me we can pray for more faith. I believe this is true but I need to pray for more faith 'in Jesus'...not just for more faith. In the past I have prayed for more faith and I guess because the Lord has infinite understanding my prayer was answered. I was given more faith...but it was in Him.

I used to have a mustard seed necklace. I have two drawers at home (in Illinois) that need to be emptied and things kept, thrown away or given away. I hope I come across my mustard seed necklace when I sort through those drawers!!! I think I'd appreciate it more now!

The seed that's inside glass is very tiny! Of course I don't know if it's a real mustard seed but it would remind me of how little faith I need.....when that faith is in the right person....the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanks Herb!!


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Thank you very much Darlene. Glad you liked the church you went to Sunday. My wife and I are looking for a church please pray for us.

A word from the Word
February 5 – Help my unbelief

Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

This comes from Marks Gospel where a man brought his child to Jesus. He tells Jesus the child is possessed of a demon and the demon keeps throwing the child into the fire and into the water

Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Jesus said just have faith. How much faith? Only a mustard seed amount of faith

And the man replied “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief” When we feel that we are lacking faith we need to do what this man did. This man prayed, He prayed Jesus I believe, help my unbelief

You might as well be upfront with Jesus because Jesus already knows. If your faith is lacking tell Jesus. If you’re having unbelief, tell Jesus.

1st Samuel 16:11 man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. Jesus know what is in your heart

So what are we going to do the nest time we need to move a mountain? Are we going to believe we can do it or we going to believe Jesus can do it?

We’re going to believe Jesus can do it. We’re going to believe in Jesus and believe that He has all the faith that I need to move the mountain. We’re going to believe Jesus is able to do what he said he would do

Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land



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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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2/3/16 11:18 P

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I REALLY like this message!!!!!! It's so good cause it's so very true!! No matter how hard I try to move a mountain, I can't. I can't even begin to move any mountain.....but Jesus can!!

There's a mountain range not too far from here called the Superstition mountains. I think every time I look at the those mountains, I'll remember I certainly can't move that range of mountains. I hope always to remember Jesus can. If it is His will, He will move them.

Thanks for telling us the following....

"When we put our Faith in our Faith we are putting our Faith in ourselves. If I could just believe harder – If I could just pray harder – If I could just have more faith, I – I – I.

“I” just won’t get the job done – I will never be able to move the mountain. I need to put the “I” out of the way and put Jesus in its place and we will see all kinds of mountains moved."
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We really like the church we went to Sunday. They have classes for different age groups....so we were in a class with "older" people. Can you imagine that? lol

We went to a pot luck they had Sunday evening and it was good, in more ways than one.

Thanks brother!!!




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2/3/16 12:59 P

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Thanks I enjoyed reading your post and thanks for the link it did work. I will be looking closer at it when I get time. --- Thanks Darlene.

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February 3 – Faith in our Faith

Matthew 13:31-32 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

I could not understand why I was not seeing mountains being moved when I prayed. Those around me told me that I needed more faith - I need to believe God harder and trust in God more. So I tried to believe harder and trust God more but I still was not seeing the mountains being moved

So instead of asking my friends what I was doing wrong I decided to ask God. That’s what I should have done in the first place. So I prayed and ask God to show me what he meant when He spoke of mustard seed faith.

God opened this scripture for me. God spoke to my heart and told me that I was putting faith in my faith. What I needed to understand was that it’s not my faith that moves the mountains but who I put my faith in.

I was believing that if I had just a little more faith then the mountain would move what I needed to understand is that it is Jesus who moves the mountain. It’s about putting my mustard seed faith in Jesus believing that Jesus can and will move the mountain.

When we put our Faith in our Faith we are putting our Faith in ourselves. If I could just believe harder – If I could just pray harder – If I could just have more faith, I – I – I.

“I” just won’t get the job done – I will never be able to move the mountain. I need to put the “I” out of the way and put Jesus in its place and we will see all kinds of mountains moved.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land



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Thanks for admitting that. I appreciate that.

When Jesus said whatever you ask in my name. It is it is not to be a selfish prayer. We need to honor Him. Names and titles have a lot to do with authority. Lord means master, Jesus means Savior, Christ means Messiah or anointed one sent by God. We recognize that He has authority over all things. When we pray the Lord's prayer we say Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. He is the Lord, Savior and the anointed one.

He is the only way to the Father. When we say "in Jesus's name" we are admitting there is no other one who can answer prayer. When we pray in Jesus's name we are submitting to His will.

In John 14:13

I've been listening to a pastor in the background while writing about what he said. I won't usually be doing this. There was something he said in the beginning of his talk that reminded me of your message.

I'm leaving the link. I hope it works this time. Lord willing it will.

www.oregoncitychristian.org/mediapla
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I don't do very will when I'm shaken either Darlene

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February 2 – Mountains in our lives

Matthew 13:31-32 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

What are the mountains in our lives? Those things in our lives that keep us from seeing the blessing that God has placed around us. Have you ever noticed how mountains will block our vision? You can’t see around them and you can’t see over them.

Mountains could be a friend or a love one who is sick. It could be a family problem. It could be a problem at work or even a loss of a job. It could be a change that is taking place in our lived.

God has given us a way to remove these mountains. It tells us in this scripture that we are to have faith, not even a great deal of faith, a mustard seed faith and with this faith we are to speak to this mountain. “ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you”.

I didn’t say it Jesus did and who would know better than Jesus the power we have with one grain of mustard seed faith.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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This helps me understand what John 3:30 means....“I must decrease SO THAT Jesus can increase.

I copied something else from your message that I like. As I was reading on, I thought I could just copy the who thing! It's all good.

This is what I copied....We have been called to point the world to Jesus. We do this by what we say but also by the way we live, in our actions toward others. Jesus said in John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

I don't do so good when I'm shaken. Maybe if I ask the Lord for my words and actions to be pleasing to Him and also the way I live, it would help. That undoubted would help!

Thanks again Herb!!



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A word from the Word
January 30 – Jesus must increase

John 3:30-31 He (Jesus) must increase, but I must decrease. 31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.

I heard it once said like this “I must decrease SO THAT Jesus can increase. The Jesus that lives in us must increase and the only way this can happen is if we decrease. I have seen people so full of the love of Jesus that you could see Jesus in them.

We have been called to point the world to Jesus. We do this by what we say but also by the way we live, in our actions toward others. Jesus said in John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

How does the old saying go “actions speak louder than words”. Had a pastor who once said “You can tell who a person is by what kind of fruit falls from their tree when it is shaken”. Has anyone shaken you lately and if so what kind of fruit fell from your tree?

Was it the fruit of the Spirit or was it - - -


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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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I thank you for reminding me and I thank the Lord that He is good and does understand our need. Sometimes I need to be reminded yet I know that I know!! I am thankful that I do know!! I know Him who brought light into creation by saying, Let there be light. And there was light.
His word continues to bring darkness into the light.
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I was so glad and relieved when I read this message this morning. I've been praying for a cousin for a long time.
This is what you said.....
"(It is God’s will for) all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. So from this scripture we know that it is God’s will for all men to be saved. So when we pray for someone to be saved we are simply agreeing with God for something God already wants."

Thank you brother Herb!!


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God is good and understands our need Darlene

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January 29 - - Praying in God’s will.

1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

It says, if we ask anything according to His will. Is it not true that If it is God will for us to have something then that’s what He wants us to have? Example would be 1st Timothy 2:4 (It is God’s will for) all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. So from this scripture we know that it is God’s will for all men to be saved. So when we pray for someone to be saved we are simply agreeing with God for something God already wants.

So when we pray in the will of God we are simply agreeing with God about something He already wants us to have.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


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We've gone to a couple of churches in the area but I found a Baptist church on line a couple of days ago. Yesterday we drove to find out where it's at. We ended up talking with the pastor and it seems good. We're planning on going to Sunday school and then worship service this coming Sunday.
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"We know that Jesus is the Great King and High Priest. Hebrews 7:24-25 tells us “But this man (Jesus), because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."

Earlier today I thought of the verse...He will keep to the uttermost those who come unto God by Him.
I am thankful for the assurance the Lord gives us. I remember one time when I wasn't sensing His assurance and I didn't realize His word is our assurance. My nose happened to be running at the time......so I asked the Lord to please let my nose run now and then, as a reminder that He is with me. Herb, He answered that prayer. My nose was dry and then suddenly it was running. It was a wonderful time although it is also funny. He understood how badly I needed Him...and still do! There's a verse (I think in Proverbs) that says He has infinite understanding.

I'm glad you liked the story about the accidental group! God had a purpose, even though I had no idea what I had done till my friend helped me understand.

God bless you Herb.






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Thank you Darlene. I love the story of you starting a group and finding a new friend. That just like God to use SP to take you to someone that you needed to befriend.

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January 26 - - God's holy priests,

1 Peter 2:5 And now God is building you, as living stones, into his spiritual temple. What's more, you are God's holy priests, who offer the spiritual sacrifices that please him because of Jesus Christ."

Not only are we living stones in the temple of God but we are also God's holy priests, who offer the spiritual sacrifices that please Him in the Lord Jesus Christ."

A priest is the one who acts on behalf of another before the thrown of God. In the Old Testament it was the priest that offered sacrifice for man’s sin. We are called to be priest but not any kind of priest but a holy priest.

A priest is one who intercedes before God for another person, a family, a city, or a nation. Prayer and Intercession is a big part of the duties of our calling as a priest.

As a priest we have access to the throne of grace. Hebrews 4:16 tells us that we are to “come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”. Then again in Hebrews 5:1-4 it says “For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron”. So we have access to the throne of grace, that we may obtain compassion and find grace to help others in time of need.

We know that Jesus is the Great King and High Priest. Hebrews 7:24-25 tells us “But this man (Jesus), because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

How can I be a Holy Priest? First of all because God said I am a Holy Priest and second because when Jesus died on the cross He placed upon me His holiness. I am Holy because Jesus is Holy.

Just a thought

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Yes, I agree! Spark has certainly changed. When the ads cover the screen that's a bit much.
I wonder why they need to advertise more now than they have for years. I don't think it's your computer although it might be. I joined SP because one of our daughters joined and wanted me to with her. I knew with as much as I was sitting in my computer chair then, I would need to stay fit.
I don't think I've mentioned this....when I first joined SP I was making what I thought was a Spark page. Not long after that someone joined my "Spark page!! I had made a group instead of a Spark page!!!! I had no idea what I had done....and I thought now what? The lady that joined back then helped me so much and explained what probably happened. This same lady and I have been e-mailing one another for many,many years. One year my daughter and I went to visit this lady. We have shared lots with each other. It's been good.

About my "Spark page", it wasn't long and more ladies joined the accidental group!!!
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Today's verse is good. "as lively stones"...this reminded me of a stone (I'm pretty sure) we're going to get in heaven. A stone with a name on it.

One may have nothing to do with the other but that's what I thought of.

I want to remember this..."This is not done by our efforts but it is God who is building us as living stones, into His spiritual temple the body of Christ, His church".

Thank you Herb!!


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Thank you Darlene. I did not work, I have a hard time moving through SP these days. It is so slow with so many adds. I have some kind of a pop over thing now trying to sell me. It is such a great sight and such a great help I hate to see this going on then again it could be my computer that is the problem. I love SP and it has helped me lose pounds.

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January 25 - - Lively Stones

1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

What does it mean when it says “now God is building you, as living stones”? At the time of Christ a building was constructed by stacking one stone upon another until the structure was complete not like today where a structure is built first from lumber or steel and then the stones are applied to the outside of the structure. The framed structure is holding the building up not the stones. At the time of Christ it was the stones that held the building up and each stone had an important role and its place in the constructed building, each stone depended upon the other stones.

That is what this scripture is speaking of. It is saying that in the body of Christ/church each of us have our place and roll and each of us together make up the church/body of Christ. I believe it goes even further than that. I believe it is speaking of the universal church. Not just your church on the corner but the church of the entire world. Each of us having our part working together in the body of Christ.

This is not done by our efforts but it is God who is building us as living stones, into His spiritual temple the body of Christ, His church.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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I wanted to share this with you. I sure hope it works.

https://gracethrufaith.com/topical-s
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I tried it and it took me to a list of links. The sixth one on the left is the one!! Yeah!

It's called....The Seven "I AM" Statements In John - Gracethrufaith



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I looked for the scripture about the mustard seed last night and found it in Matthew. Sometimes by the time I go to bed, I forget what I was going to look for.

Jesus moves the mountain. I want and need to remember this! I just need one grain of mustard seed faith in Him. Those seeds are very tiny. But God is the object of our faith and He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think. .

This reminds me the verse that says, it is God that works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure.

I like your last sentence above the line...
" One grain of mustard seed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ has the power to move and remove the mountain in our lives."

Thanks again Herb!




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Thank you Darlene

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January 23 - - Mountain Moving Faith

Matthew 17:20 says, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.

Have you ever watched a charcoal fire, waiting for it to become hot enough to cook on? Of course we all have. Sometime it seems that it takes a long time especially if you are very hungry. One thing about a charcoal fire you can’t hurry it along.

I have something new that I bought it’s called a charcoal chimney. The way it works is you place some paper in the bottom of this chimney or tube then you fill the top of it with charcoal. You light the paper and then you wait. Then about thirty minutes later you have a charcoal fire

This is the way it works. When you light the paper the paper lights one or two pieces of charcoal in the bottom of the chimney then the one or two pieces of charcoal as it touches the other peace’s lights them until the entire chimney of charcoal is lit.

I said all of that so that I might say this. In order to move the mountains in our lives we need only one grain of mustard seed of faith. We place our one grain of mustard seed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Then Jesus move the mountain.

The mountain is not moved by faithing that our faith will move the mountain but faithing in Jesus that He is able to move the mountain. One grain of mustard seed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ has the power to move and remove the mountain in our lives.
Just a thought

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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When I was in high school many, many, many, years ago, I had a mustard seed necklace. At the time I wasn't aware of Jesus saying anything about the mustard seed. I think He talks about a mustard seed in one of His parables. I'm not sure but I think He says the mustard seed is the smallest seed yet it grows into a big tree which holds many birds in it's branches. I'll look this up tonight so I can know!
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You mentioned all these things about faith. This reminded me of something. Many years ago a man at a church we went to wrote a small book he had put together about Grace. I still have that little book but it's in Illinois! I appreciate the time he spent gathering verses about grace.
Herb, I appreciate the time you spend writing these messages!! Thank you!!!!



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Thank you Darlene

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January 22 - - Faith is

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

We do not receive from God by how much faith we have. It takes but one grain of faith to bring us into a saving relationship with God. One grain of faith believing that Jesus died for our sin, one grain of faith believing that Jesus rose from the dead, one grain of Faith believing and receiving Jesus as our salvation.

Faith in Jesus makes us right with God. Jesus is our righteousness. Faith allows God to change and shape us into what he would have us to be.

We are saved by faith. Ephesians 2:8-9
We live by faith. Rom. 1:17
We receive righteousness by faith. Rom. 4:13
We are justified in Christ by faith. Rom. 5:1
We have access to God's grace by faith. Rom. 5:2
We stand firm in our belief by faith. 2 Cor. 1:24
We receive the promise of the Spirit by faith. Gal. 3:141
We do God's work by faith. Tim. 1:4
We wait for the return of Christ by faith. Gal. 5:5

How many times have we said “if only I had more faith”. God has given us all the faith you need. Faith believes that God can do what He said He can and will do.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.




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This message is excellent for me right now.

Yesterday a lady in a grocery store and I were talking about God's mercy. I am as sure as I can be that she knows the Lord and He knows her.

I am so glad God is merciful.

Thanks brother Herb.



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Darlene I am fine just a little computer problem.

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January 21 – God’s mercies anew every morning

Lamentations 3:22-23 22It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Great is his faithfulness and his mercies are new each morning.
If God’s mercies are new ever morning then let us look at what God’s mercies are.

The dictionary tells us that Mercy is a compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person, compassion, pity, or benevolence. The discretionary power of a judge to pardon someone.

So you might say “mercy” is simply not receiving what we should receive. As a sinner we deserve death. Romans 6:23 tells us that “The wages of sin is death” but God’s mercy to us in the Lord Jesus Christ is life. Same verse, “But the gift of God is eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ”.

We deserve death but God’s mercy gives us eternal life.

“And God’s mercies are new every morning. A new supply of mercies everymorning”.

How great is that?

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Please note: May I invite you to a bible study group that I am trying to put together. It is a bible study in the Book of John. Give it a look see simply click on the link bellow.
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I hope you're ok Herb!

Nothing was done today at my dentist because I have osteoporosis and I'm given a shot every six months for my bones. The same medicine that helps bones can do awful things to a jaw. So I am going to have a blood test done tomorrow at 12:30. This will show how much of the medicine is in my blood and they will know if it's safe for me to have the dental work done.

I just found this in an e-mail.

“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
{2 Corinthians 12:9-11}

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I think Hebrews 13:5 is one of the most reassuring verses in the Bible. He won't ever leave us or forsake us!
I'm going to look this verse up tonight and see how it's written in my Bible.

I'm going to have the remains of a tooth pulled tomorrow morning at 8 AM. I'm a little concerned about this....so please pray it all goes according to God's will. Thanks!

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Thank you Darlene

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January 19 - - Love of Money or the Love of God

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.

It all comes down to this, the love and dependence upon money or love and dependence upon God.

When you depend upon money when your money is gone all hope is gone but when you depend upon God as long as God is there everything is all right and the last part of this verse even covers that. God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.

Money is not always there but God always is.

Just a thought

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I love life when the Spirit man (or woman) wins the battle!!! I want him (or her) to win all the time!!!

Feeding the one you want to live! I like the ways you mentioned we can feed the Spirit. It's good to be reminded of those things and also to stop doing things that are unpleasing to God.

I especially like this..." Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh".

Thank you Herb...


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Thank you Darlene

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January 18 - - Walk in the Spirit

Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

The Word of God tells us that we have two men living within us. We have the Spirit man that seeks after the thing of God and we have the flesh man that seeks after the things of this world.

It is a constant battle between the two men. The simplest way to handle this is to feed the one you want to live and stop feeding the one you want to die.

Feed the Spirt man the things of God, prayer, reading and mediating on the Word, doing the Word, being part of a good bible study, fellowship with other believers by going to church and the Spirit man will grow strong and will live.

But we must also stop feeding the flesh man. We need to turn from the things of the world that are unpleasing to God. stop doing that which is unpleasing to God and the flesh man will grow week and die. Romans 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

The one you feed is the one that will grow strong and control your life. We need to stop doing and start doing. Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I love this verse..

"Ephesians 5:26 - That he might sanctify and cleanse (your mind) with the washing of water by the word."

Thank you!!!






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Thank you Darlene

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January 16 - - By the water of the Word

Romans 12:2 - - be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Wow – How do we prove “what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”?

“By the renewing of your mind” Get your thinking right and when you get your thinking right your whole life will become right. What you think is who you are. Everything you are and everything you do first becomes a thought. It tells me in Ephesians 5:26 - That he might sanctify and cleanse (your mind) with the washing of water by the word.

Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants—what is good, pleasing, and perfect..

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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I remember at one point while I was getting counsel, it seemed as though there were two people sitting on the couch....yet there was just me. It was always just me but I remember this time so well. The lady counselor was very helpful. Before I really began talking with her, I asked if she was a Christian. She said she was but that wasn't enough for me at the time. I wanted to know how she knew she was a Christian so she told me her testimony and also told me about Jesus's birth, life, death and resurrection.
W hen I was assured she was a Christian I began opening Pandora's box (as they say)

I think the Lord, because He has infinite understanding and loves each one of us as He does, He gives us what we need and leads us in the way He knows is best.

I thought of an encouraging verse today. He who has begun a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ. (This isn't a quote)

Thanks Herb!

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Thank you Darlene

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January 15- - But be ye transformed - - -


Romans 12:2 - - be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

It says we are not to be conformed but we are to be transformed. What does it mean to be transformed? The dictionary tells us that transformed means to change in form, appearance, or structure.

In front of my house on the telephone pole is a transformer and its job is to change the electric into the voltage that I can use. What this verse is telling us that we are being changed. God is changing us into the very likeness of His Son Jesus. “This is done by the renewing of the mind”.

The transformer on the pole in front of my house is changing the electric into a voltage I can you. The transforming of my mind God is changing my thinking into something He can use.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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This evening Don and I went to hear four gospels singers here in our community building. Each one has a really good voice and together, wow!!! A couple of these men gave their testimonies. I was really glad to be there!

Before the men began singing I asked a group of ladies if any of them knew of a Bible study in the area. I ended up getting three names to call. I'm planning on making these calls tomorrow.

I looked up and found simple definitions of the word "renew".

Here they are....Simple Definition of renew
Popularity: Top 30% of words
: to make (something) new, fresh, or strong again
: to make (a promise, vow, etc.) again
: to begin (something) again especially with more force or enthusiasm

Thanks brother Herb!

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Thank you Darlene

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January 14 - - The renewing of the mind - - -

Romans 12:2 - - be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

When I see the “renewing of the mind” I think of the word renew. I think of the cars that are in the car shows that have been renewed/restored. They take this old car that often is no more than a piece of junk and renew it. They take all the old rusted parts off, clean and paint it. Have the enterer reupholstered and when they are done it look like it did when it came off the assembly line. Brand New.

That’s what this scripture is speaking of here when it says “by the renewing of the mind”. Taking everything out of our mind that does not look like Jesus.

The bible says we have a renewed mind because we now have the mind of Christ. Philippians 2:5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus - - .

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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This is important for me to remember! "We are a chosen people now, today, this very moment we are a chosen people of God."

I'm reading the book of Esther now. I was in a ladies Bible study group many years ago and we studied this book. I would like to find a ladies Bible study out here. This has been on my mind off and on for quite awhile. I need to pray about this and keep my eyes and ears open!

Thanks again Herb.

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Thank you Darlene

A word from the Word
January 13 - - Be not conformed to this world - -

Romans 12:2 - - be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Let us look at the word conformed. The dictionary tells us that the word conformed means To act in accordance or harmony with, comply to or to conform to its rules. To act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, of society or a group, to be or become similar in form, nature, or character.

Be not conformed to means to be shaped into the likeness of. We are not to act like of behave like the world because we are not of the world. We are the chosen people of God. 1st peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

I want you to notice that it says “We are” meaning now. We are a chosen people now, today, this very moment we are a chosen people of God.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.



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These qualities in the Word of God that you've been writing about are good. Are they also fruits of the Spirit?

I hope I can explain this. I find when I try too hard to be the woman (I think) God wants me to be.....then it's not His Spirit at work in my life, it's me doing what I can by use of my will. It's like the flesh fighting the Spirit trying to do the Spirit's work.

I remember a verse in Zachariah that says, not by might nor by power but by My Spirit saith the Lord of hosts. The verse may be Zachariah 4:6.

I am fairly sure this link is He giveth more grace. I am so thankful He does!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAZ3
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Thanks Herb!

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January 12- - Qualities of a believer

2 Peter 1;8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

What are the qualities of a believer striving to live the Christian life? What is the evidence of our faithful Christian living?

Peter tells us it is faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. We should and must make every effort to live the life God has called us to live and to be faithful to God’s calling on our life.

People should know we are Christions not just by the words we speak but by the way we live. How does the old saying go “Actions speak lauder then words”.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I can think of a couple of times today when I could have turned the other cheek. I wish I'd just stop for awhile and think! Thinking what would Jesus do could have helped me make a better decision!

This is something I should read every day!!

" But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44). We are not given the privilege of getting even. God is a God of mercy we are to be God’s Child of mercy."

I'll read and underline Luke 6:29 tonight and put a bookmark there in my Bible.

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January 11 - - To endurance we are to add Godliness.

2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge; 6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness;

To our endurance we are to add Godliness. Godliness means to conform to the wishes of God. Jesus said if you love me you will keep my commandments. To act in the fashion that God would act.

As children of God we are to act in a fashion of love. “Turn the other cheek (Luck 6:29).” But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44). We are not given the privilege of getting even. God is a God of mercy we are to be God’s Child of mercy.

Recall a few years back when we wore the bracelets that said WWJD – What Would Jesus Do. I would call that acting in Godliness.

People should be able to see God/Jesus in us.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.



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Endurance
Endurance is the ability of an organism to exert itself and remain active for a long period of time, as well as its ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue.
I found this in Wikipedia.

I wondered if endurance would describe a man who has been in a war because he has endured.
I think it could also describe a person in a race. This person needs lots of strength to endure the race.
God gives endurance to the man in a war and to the person in a race. He also gives us the ability to keep on keeping on (or endure).

Thank you Herb!



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January 9 - - To Self-control add endurance

2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge; 6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness;

That’s easy one. Add endurance simply means don’t be a quitter. The word endurance means to continue to do something for the duration. We need not only to know the Word of God but we are to do the Word of God and we are to do it for the duration or I could say until Jesus comes.

There is no such thing as an – on-again off again Christion - We do not get a vacation from being a Christion. We do not get a day off from being a Christion. In the morning when I get up I am a Christion. On my way to work I am a Christion. At work I am a Christion and when I arrive at home in the evening I am still a Christion. I am to be a 24/7 Christion.

Just a thought

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I have no idea if this link will work or not. It's a circle and in several places on the circle it says different things. Here's a list of them..
Relax in His Presence.
Trust in His Timing.
Rely on His Promises.
Wait for His Answer.
Rejoice in His Goodness.
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That is an excellent way to teach children (or adults) how an addiction works..
"Don't do it the first time."....that a super suggestion.

You said..."God gives us the power to become overcomers. With the power of God anything and everything is possible."

I bit my fingernails awfully bad and God took away the desire to bite my nails!!! He gave me the power to overcome biting my fingernails. I have no desire to bite them at all. I am still amazed when I think about what He has done in my life...and also when I look at my hands.
I didn't have the self control I needed in order to stop so He gave me the self control I needed.

Thank you!!!!!

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That's what it says, upbraideth not. Glad you did will on your test. Give God the glory.


A word from the Word
January 8 - - Self-control

2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge; 6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness;

To our knowledge we must add self-control. What does the word self-control mean? It means to be in control of one’s self.

If were not careful the things of the world can take control of our lives. Like drugs and alcohol. A person does not become a drug addict all at once it takes doing it over and over again.

I use to teach the children in children church how this takes place. I would take a spool of third and have them wrap it once around both of their wrist. Thin I would tell them to break it. Why this was simple to break a thin peace of third but when I wrapped it around their wrist over and over and over they found it impossible to break.

God gives us the power to become overcomers. With the power of God anything and everything is possible. I did say the power of God but the best plan is not allow this thing to ever have control of your life. Don’t do it the first time.

We are to add self-control to our knowledge.

Just a thought

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at's what it says, upbraideth not. Glad you did well on your test. To God give the glory.

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Hi, because I read this in the morning when I copy it and paste it in facebook, sometimes I think about something I've read here during the day. Today I was thinking knowledge was what we add to goodness. But I wasn't sure. When I read it again tonight, I saw we do add knowledge to goodness.

Does " upbraideth not;" mean God doesn't scold (or something like that) when we ask Him for wisdom?
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I had a "procedure " (a type of test) done today and I am FINE!! I thanked the Lord (loud and clear) when I was told and then I thanked the doctor and his assistant. The best part of this is before this test I knew (and said so to the Lord Jesus) that I wanted His will to be done.

Thank you!!!!!





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A word from the Word
January 7- - To Goodness add Knowledge

2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge; 6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness;

Then to our goodness we need to add knowledge. There is a big difference between wisdom and knowledge. Wisdom comes from God as we see in James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him”. Knowledge comes from study, schooling and experience.

It tells us here that we are to add knowledge. We need to spend time in the Word of God seeking and learning so that we will have understanding and knowledge of God and His love and His plane for our lives. It is important to have knowledge to know what is right. “All that glitters is not gold” and everything that seems right is not necessary right.. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

So if we can’t trust our reasoning what do we trust? We trust the Word of God. That’s why it’s so important that we spend time in the Word daily. Searching out what is right and true so we will be able to live the life God has called us to live.

To our goodness we must add knowledge.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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Adding goodness to your faith was on my mind now and then throughout the day. That's a good thing to remember every day.

It's interesting how these things happen in this order.
add goodness to your faith.
to your goodness add knowledge.
to your knowledge add self control.
to your self control add endurance.
to your endurance add godliness.

"We need to make every effort to be the person God has called us to be. In the same way a runner gives all he has to successfully cross the finish line, we too must give all we have in living the Christian life. As Christians we are called to win the race and gain victory over the enemy. This is possible only because of God’s power that lives within us."

This (above) is important to know because it can be too easy to just live from day to day and not "make every effort to be the person God has called us to be." I
As Christians we are called to win the race and gain victory over the enemy. I agree...and I also agree this can only be done because of God's power that lives in us. I've heard, 'I can't, He can. I'm going to let Him'.

Thank you brother Herb!





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Thank you Darlene and have a great day

A word from the Word
January 6 - - Add goodness to your faith

2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge; 6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness;

Peter is telling us that we not only need to be full of faith but we also need to add goodness to our faith. We need to make every effort to be the person God has called us to be. In the same way a runner gives all he has to successfully cross the finish line, we too must give all we have in living the Christion life. As Christians we are called to win the race and gain victory over the enemy. This is possible only because of God’s power that lives within us.

Give it all you’ve got and God will give it all He’s got.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I was concerned about what I had written and since this is a word from the Word, it seems wrong for me to leave all I did. You are a kind man. Thank you for teaching about both son's responsibility to care for their father. And the fact that when Jesus taught this parable, people that heard Him knew about the responsibility the son's had. That was very interesting. There is so much I don't know. But I know the One who crated me and this same One went to the cross for my sin.
What you told those in the nursing home was good. Then they could be ready to talk to others. I'm glad you mentioned it here too because it may come in handy to say...even to 'break the ice' in speaking with someone.
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We are because Jesus is. It is God that works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure. God gives and He keeps....to the uttermost, those who come unto God by Him.

Thanks very much Herb!!

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Great post Darlene – I have never seen the prodigal son taught like that but see nothing wrong with it. Something to think about. I do know that at that time it was not unusual for the father to divide the inheritance before his death. This was done when he retired but with the dividing of the inherence went the reasonability of taking care of the father. The older son accepted this reasonability and the younger did not. When Jesus told this parable the ones who heard it knew this. So the younger son’s sin was also a sin of not excepting the reasonability of taking care of his father.

As far as being a witness it is so easy. We simply tell other what Jesus is doing in our live. I would often tell those in the nursing home that the next time someone told them that they felt bad simply answer by saying “yesterday I felt bad but Jesus was able to take me through it. – If you trust in Him He will be able to do this for you". When a person is searching for help especially when in pain they often will turn to Jesus we simply need to remind them. Notice I said “if you trust in Him” this opens the door to tell them about Jesus.

Have a great day Darlene

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A word from the Word
January 5- - Living a Godly life

2Peter 1:3-4 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Jesus has given us everything we need to live a life of godliness. We receive this through our “knowledge in Him”. God is a God of goodness and His nature is a nature of goodness. God makes it possible for every believer to be “partakers in His divine nature” that begins when we are born into the family of God.

Once we give our heart to Jesus and receive the newness of life, we are given the power to “escape the corruption that is in the world through lust”. Not only do we now have the power to escape the “evil corruption of this world” but we also have the power to enter into the divine nature of God’s goodness.

We have the divine nature of goodness because Jesus who lives in us has the divine nature of goodness.

We are because Jesus is

Just a though

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This song link is He giveth more grace. The paragraph below it was written below the picture on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAZ3
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(THIS LINK DIDN'T WORK EITHER!!)

To Encourage You ........When we have exhausted our store of endurance, When our strength has failed, err the day is half done, When we reach the end of our hoarded resources, Our Father's FULL GIVING IN ONLY BEGUN......Written by Hubert Mitchell.

(I think they meant to say Our Father's full giving has only begun.) When I read this and saw the words Our Father's FULL GIVING I wanted to bring it here.

I just responded to this...in facebook
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The story of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32, is actually about
two wayward brothers and their loving father. The younger son
was guilty of riotous living, but in a hog pen, he repented and
went back to his father, their relationship was restored. The
elder son was self-righteous. His sin was perhaps more serious
than an out-in the open immoral lifestyle. That's because it was
hidden-but easy to recognize when it surfaced.
Here are it's characteristics: The elder son unwisely chose anger
instead of acceptance (v 28). He seperated himself, and would
not go in to join the celebration of his brother- restored- repent-
ance (v 28). He said to his father, "this son of yours" (v 30). instead
of calling him "my brother." He clearly hadn't experienced the
wonder of God's love.
Yet the father loved both sons unconditionally. With the prodigal,
he ran out with open arms to welcome him back home (v 20). And
with his elder son, he "came out and pleaded with him to come in
side and join in the celebration of his brother, who was once lost
but now found. The son refused by acting like a spoiled "brat" (vs.
28-30). There was no harsh scolding, just joy for the younger son
and a longing heart for his older brother (verses 31-32) What a
great picture of how graciously God pursues us! Now, I ask the
question, which brother is the real prodigal?

And my response....

The younger son asked for his father's inheritance early and spent it on living the way he wanted to. All he wanted was his will done. Meanwhile the older son kept working as he had been. He may have been hurt that so much attention was shown to his brother upon his return home. I can see that, but I don't believe him having hurt feelings are reason to call him a prodigal son. The younger son's will and lack of honor for his father....cause me to see him as the prodigal son. He did repent so in the end they were both the father's sons again.

Herb, I hope you don't mind me leaving this here. (I understand I could be wrong with what I wrote)
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A few days ago I heard or read where God's word says something about being ready to preach the gospel in season and out of season. It was mentioned that we need to tell others about Jesus whether we feel like it or not. I thought about that and I agree. Since Jesus is the TRUTH, why wait until I feel like telling someone about Him. Also I read or heard, ask the Lord to help your heart be in it.

But then yesterday I seemed to have an off day. This message is great for off days!!!!!
Have your minds ready for action...keep alert and set your hope completely on the blessing which will be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

1st Peter 1:13 and Gal 2:20. Super verses! But then, they all are because they are God's words!!
He does give more grace. Thank the Lord He does!!!

Thanks again Herb!








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Thanks for the note Darlene. I had a friend once who would say "I'll meet you here, their or in the air.

A word from the word
January 4 - - A faithful people

1 Peter 1:13 So then, have your minds ready for action. Keep alert and set your hope completely on the blessing which will be given you when Jesus Christ Is revealed
2 Peter 1:11 In this way you will be given the full right to enter the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Peter is speaking to a group of believers going through trials because of their faith. They were suffering for doing what was right. Peter is telling the church to be faithful unto Christ until that day when we receive our welcome into the kingdom promised us by our Lord Jesus Christ.

The word faithful is made up of two words, faith and full so together the word is saying that we are to be full of faith. If something is full of something then it cannot have anything but that one thing in it. We used to call that being 100% Christion.

Once I was asked to speak at a luncheon. I had everything I was to say all planed out. That morning as I was eating my breakfast I noticed on the orange juice carton that it said 100% orange juice --- water added. How could that be and then I asked myself, how could I be 100% Jesus if I had anything in my life other than Jesus?

The answer is simple just allow Jesus to have His place in our life. We can have all of Jesus we want. We can have only enough to get us into heaven or we can give our entire life over to Jesus.

It is no longer I who lives, but Christ lives in me…….” (Galatians 2:20).

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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Because we were gone at Christmas, and because some people don't know this address yet, we're getting Christmas cards now.
Today I was reading one of the notes a lady wrote that I've known for quite awhile. Then I opened the next card and read that lady's note.

The following is what I wrote to the first lady...in an instant message on facebook.

I got your Christmas card today! We have a single wide trailer in Arizona now...and we went to Oregon to be with our daughter Donna and her family for Christmas. Just got back here late yesterday. Thank you for everything you said in the card. I love where you said we may not see each other now but will be neighbors for eternity!!! (here's where I made a smilie face) That was wonderful.

Then I opened another Christmas card and at the end of a note, a lady said, I would like to meet you also. George speaks fondly of you two... If not here, I'll look for you in ...glory.

I was awed that both of you spoke about meeting in heaven!! When I read or hear something more than once, it has often been the Lord speaking to me! I believe He is coming very soon! Of course no one knows the day or the hour.
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I've been reading in First Corinthians lately. Sometimes I re-read what I've read the day
before.

I also listened to a preacher speaking about Corinthians. He mentioned some of the same verses you did.

I really like what you said about Jesus being the Son of God regardless of whether someone believes He is or not. That's true about heaven and hell too. Sad but true.

https://youtu.be/8SCorW9r_Is (this is "what a friend we have in Jesus")
(That didn't work!)

Thanks again Herb.

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Good hearing from you Darlene. Sounds like a great trip. I loving to hear about what’s happening in your life and how you take advantage of the opportunity’s God gives you to witness. Have a great year 2016 – wow.

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January 2 believing is seeing

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

In our world today we see people who believe that Jesus is only for the children or the week. It seems that those who have higher learning often feel that Jesus is for those who are unlearned. If they can’t hold it in their hands they won’t believe.

What’s so sad is that something being true or not being true is not based on our believing it is or not. For example you can say you don’t believe in electricity but if you stick your finger in a wall socket you’re going to get shocked regardless of your believing. Jesus is the Son of God not because I believe Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is the Son of God because fact being He is the Son of God.

Jesus is the Son of God regardless if you believe He is or not. Heaven is real regardless if you believe it is or not and hell is real regardless if you believe it is or not.

I believe that the smartest decision a person will ever make is to believe and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior,

The world says “seeing believes but the Word of God say believing is seeing”.

Jest a thought

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We're back in Mesa!!! We went to Oregon first for about a week then went way up north in
Washington, then back to Oregon for a few more days and then the trip home. We got very lost in California just by taking a wrong turn!! If my husband had kept driving west, we'd be in the ocean!! The positive part of this is we saw parts of California we would have never seen any other way.

I remembered about being doers of the word not hearers only and I had several opportunities to talk to people about Jesus. I didn't say a lot, but we talked and I hope they will not forget.
I gave one lady a couple of tracts and she asked if I was a J W. I said absolutely not, this just tells about Jesus. It isn't about religion. She said she was going to read them and insist that her son and daughter in law read them. She seemed very sincere. I hope she read or reads them.

I've been thinking about the word "simplify". That's what I want to do in my life. I don't want to make things complicated that can be kept simple.

You mentioned throwing away and keeping. I've done a lot of throwing away by giving things from this mobile home to Goodwill. I need to do more of that here and in Illinois!
Keeping.....reminds me of something my mother has said or it may have been part of a song.
( Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold. )


Col 3:17 is great. While I was gone I wasn't reading His word every day. That is one important thing I have done and intend to do this year....every day!

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January 1 - - My New Year Resolution

Colossians 3:17 (NRSV) - Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.

New Year is about New Year resolutions and New Year resolutions are about what I want to accomplish and achieve in the upcoming year. But as I think about what my resolutions might be, somehow I want it to be more this year than something that I simply write on a piece of paper.

This year I want my resolutions to focus not on me and what will make me happy but on Christ and the place I give to Him in my life.

This Year I want the world to see Jesus in me. I want the light of Jesus to shine in me and through me. John the Baptist says it best in John 3:30 when he said, “He (Jesus) must become greater; I must become less”.

So my New Year resolution is that Jesus become greater in my life in this coming year and I become less.

Prayer for the New Year
Dear heavenly Father, show us how to set our heart, eyes, and mind on Jesus and let the light and love of Jesus shine through us in this coming year.

May I wish each of you a very Happy New Year and may your year be full of happiness and God’s blessings.

Happy New Year

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December 31- - A Do Over

Hebrews 12:1 let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

The New Year is also a time of looking ahead, a time for a new beginning.

I love the freshness of a new beginning. This is what we find in Christ Jesus, a fresh new beginning. When we become a Christian we receive this new beginning. Everything that we were has been forgiven and we are made into a new person.

When I was a kid we called it a do over. When we played a game and didn't do well we would ask if we could have a do over. That's what God gives us when we become a Christian, God give to us a do over. But it gets even better than this. God does the do over for us and he does it through the cross and by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

- - - - -Happy New Year

What do you think?

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December 30 - - A time of keeping and a time a throwing away

Hebrews 12:1 let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

New Year is a time of throwing away. There is an old tradition in Italy when at midnight on December 31st they throw everything out the window they need to be rid of from last year. They throw out the old calendar, old dishes and broken furniture. I think maybe this is what we need to do. No I don’t mean throw things out the window I mean to look at the past year and throw out those things that are not pleasing to God.

New Year is also a time of keeping. There are many things from last year that we need to keep. There are many things that we did last year that were good and worthy of keeping. We have helped others and we have made new friends, good friends, we also may have some very good memories from last year. These are thing we may want to keep.

So my question would be, what are you going to throw out the window and what are going to keep?

Just a thought

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I pray angles with you as you travel

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December 29 - - A New Year with A New Beginning

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

As we approach the New Year it is just natural for us to evaluate the past year. Looking at what we succeeded in and what we failed in but in this scripture we are told to put aside those things of the past. “- - -old things have passed away”.

If you are in Christ you are now a new creation and you now have a new beginning. Not just a new beginning one time but a new beginning as many times as we need a new beginning. God is a God of forgiveness a God of new beginnings.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation”. The third chapter of John calls it “being born again”.

Just a thought

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That's an excellent verse to be resolved to do every day this coming year. Next year would or could be really good if I practiced that verse every day! Lord help me be a doer of your Word.
That's the way to have a happy new year!!

We're leaving Oregon this morning. It took us 5 days to get here so Lord willing we'll be back in Mesa in 5 days. I probably won't be back here till then.

Thank you Herb!



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December 28 - - A great New Year Resolution

James 1:22-25 -But Be Doers of the Word, and Not Just Hearers Only Deceiving Yourself

We are all pretty good at lessening when we are being told what we should do. We are also pretty good at telling others what they should do but when it comes to doing it ourselves it is often another story. James tells us that we are to be doers of the word and not hearers only. It says that we are only deceiving ourselves.

What kind of a year do you think we would have if we become “doers of God’s Word”?

What A great New Year Resolution “to be doers of God’s Word”.

Just a thought

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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Hi, I've replied here twice and each time when I was just about to send it, it was gone!! That was no problem the first time. Now I need a time out. Grrr lol

Thank you for your kindness.

It's so good God meant what He said when His Spirit moved men to write th Bible. He said "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee" therefore He won't.

Yes, Christmas is over. It's good the Christ of Christmas stays with His own forever. Forever. As you said, "The gift of salvation that God gives us is a forever gift".

I'm glad you had a great Christmas!!!

Thanks brother Herb!!

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Thank you very much and we also wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas. God is good thinking back last year we celebrated Christmas in a Rehab home. This Christmas has been great with all the family in.

The best of best for you and your family Darlene.

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December 26 - - Day after Christmas

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Christmas is over it’s time to take the decoration down. It is also time to take back to the stores those gifts that we received for Christmas that was not right for us. They say that the day after Christmas is one of the busiest days of the year.

God tells us here in this scripture that His gift of salvation is a gift that is always right and will never be taken back. God tells us “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”

The gift of salvation that God gives us is a forever gift. Let me say that again. The gift of salvation that God gives us is a forever gift.

Just a thought

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I wish I could make huge capital letters here. I would say "I hope you and Anna have a wonder filled Christmas!!" Those letters would be green and red (of course). But that still wouldn't say what's on my mind and heart. Thank you so much!! That says it along with may our Lord bless you and Anna and your family lots this Christmas including your newest member!!

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Merry Jesus Christ to you and your family Darlene.

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December 25 - -Christmas Day

Well here it is Christmas day. We have so very much to be thankful for this beautiful Christmas day. God has indeed been so very good to us. I would like to thank all of you that have been reading this post and I would like to take this time to wish each of you a Very Merry “Jesus Christmas”.

To those who are using the Advent candle today is the day you light the white candle in the center of the wreath. It is the candle of celebration. It is lit celebrating the birth of Jesus.

I believe it would be appropriate that we read together the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luck.

Luke 2:1-7 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; - - -

Luke 1:31 The Angel spoke to Mary saying “You- shalt call his name JESUS”.

Merry Jesus Christmas - - -Anna and Herbert

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I think John 1:14 describes Jesus's birth more than any other verse I can think of (at least at the moment).

I just thought of another. John 3:16. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

And another. The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

And another. He came unto His own but His own received Him not but to as many as received Him gave He the power to become the sons of God.

Actually these don't describe His birth near as well as John 1:14.
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I was eating a Christmas cookie last night suddenly one of my teeth fell out. I looked VERY FUNNY!!! A lady cancelled her dentist appointment so I was able to get my tooth fixed today. The dentist built a brand new tooth...but this is only temporary. I'll need to get this fixed more permanently when we get back to Mesa.

Merry Christmas eve!

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December 24 - - CHRISTmas eve
Jesus “dwelt among us”

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Luke tells us in the following verse the reason and purpose of Jesus becoming man and dwelling among us.

Luke 4:18 (Jesus read these words saying)
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,”

God’s gift to the world in the Lord Jesus Christ- - Happy Christmas Eve.

Just a Christmas thought

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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Our daughter has no idea where the thing I wrote is hiding. lol The Lord knows where it is so if it's His will for her to find it, so be it.

I love what Mary said in Luke 1:46, especially her first sentence.

When God stepped into her life He changed everything. That's beautiful.

Being a child of God is something indescribable!! Though unworthy, unable to save myself, I was born again when I asked the Father to please send Jesus into my life to help me with it.

Thank you God for working in my life and bringing me to know you as my Savior and my Lord. .

Thank you brother Herb!!


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Thank you Darlene and I would love to see what you wrote of the young man visiting his mother.

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December 23 - - 2 days till Christmas
Mary said: ‘My soul exalts the Lord’

Luke 1: 46 “And Mary said: ‘My soul exalts the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed. For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His Name.’”

Mary was born of the house of David a little Jewish girl betrothed to a young man by the name of Joseph. She was humbly living in Nazareth doing what little Jewish girls do. No different form many Jewish girls of her time but when God stepped into her life He changed everything.

You know that is the way it is in our lives, too. When Jesus comes in He changes everything. Yes there is a change that takes place. We are no longer who we use to be. We are now a child of God. In the third chapter of John it is called “being born again”

Just a Christmas thought

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You are very welcome.

If our son reads these messages when I post them on Facebook, I don't know about it.....but today he "liked" what you wrote. Because I'm his mother that meant a lot to me because today's message was about the love of a mother for her child. You are right, our children grow but they are still our children.
I wrote something a long time ago about a young man visiting his mother in a nursing home.
I don't have it with me or in this computer or I'd post it. Our daughter may have a copy of it and if she does, I'll post it as soon as she finds it. For example...when her grown son walks into her room and says hi Mom, all she hears is the voice of her little boy coming in the door after school. As he hands her a bouquet of flowers all she sees is the first dandelion he picked for her.

Thank you, thank you!!!!







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How cool Darlene. Thank you

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December 22 - - 3 more days till Christmas
A Mothers love

Luke 2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart

In this scripture we see the love of a mother for her child. It seems that our children never grow up in our heart No matter how old or big they get they will still be our little boy or little girl.

We have boxes of things that our children made when they were young. We have never thrown a birthday, mother’s day or father’s day card away. Sometimes we ask ourselves why we-re saving them. I know the answer “they are just too close to our heart to throw away”

Everything that Jesus did Mary pondered in her heart. Yes Jesus was/is the Son of God but He was still Mary’s little baby.

Just a Christmas thought?

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I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people.

(I think you mentioned this (but the correct words) a few days ago. I think it would be so cool to say this to a cashier or store clear OR a neighbor!! And then tell then who, what and why....the great joy!!

If I had my Bible handy I'd look up this verse because I don't think I have it worded right. I'll look it up later or tomorrow.

Merry Christmas...I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be too all the people!!!
Who? Jesus, our redeemer
What? He is our Savior.
Why? He came to seek and to save that which was lost.

Thanks again brother Herb!

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Thank you Darlene - -

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December 21 - - 4 days till Christmas
Merry Christmas

I have no idea where the saying Merry Christmas came from. But I do know that it is very biblical because it tells me in ----

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs tell me that a merry heart is medicine for the soul but it is also medicine for the body. The Proverb goes on to say that “a broken spirit drieth the bones”.

So my question for today would be “Have you taken your medicine?” Do you have this merry heart? You will find this merry heart by placing your love and trust in the Lord Jesus.

Just a Christmas thought?

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I am so glad for you and your wife!! I remember very well when our first great grandchild was born. I waited as patiently as I could for our daughter to call to tell us when the child was born.
We knew the baby was on it's way but didn't know when it would be born. Our oldest grandson is this baby's Daddy. Finally in the middle of the night, the child was born! I was beyond excited. I was extadic!!! I have no clue if that's how you spell how I felt! After our daughter and I hung up I began dusting!! I was more excited about this child's birth than I had been about our grand children's births! Of course I don't tell them that. One of our kids was now a Gramma!

About the truck you made for Jackson, that's so cute!! Last year when we went to Arizona there was a class for those who wanted to (I think it's called) whittle. I asked if I could come in just to look at the things that were being made. They said sure, so I walked around and saw all kinds of things they were in the process of making.
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I just remembered something having to do with our youngest great grand child. (in a way, lol..really about his Daddy)
When his Daddy was a baby I told him Gramma loves you sooooo much but Jesus loves you more than Gramma does!!

Focusing on God's love is what I need to do more of!! There is no one that loves us as much as God does!!!

Thank you so much for sharing this picture here!!

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Thank you Darlene. We received our first Great Grandson the 14 of this month. He was named Jackson. I made a wooden truck for him as a keepsake. I set up at craft shows before my operation. It was good to get back into the shop and ever better to make something for my Great Grandson.



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December 20 – 5 days till Christmas
Today we Light the fourth ADVENT CANDLE

The fourth Advent Candle is purple it is called THE ANGEL CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF LOVE

The angles announced the good news of a Savior. God sent his only Son Jesus to save us from our sin!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16-17)

As we light this fourth candle we focus our attention on God’s LOVE. Romans 5:8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

God did not say we had to do better before he would send Jesus. God sent Jesus to us just the way we are now but God did not intend for us to remain this way. God wants to change us into the very image of His Son Jesus. - - - We summit to Jesus and God does the changing.

So as we light the fourth candle let us focus our attention on God’s Love.

Just a Christmas thought

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We're going to be celebrating our youngest great grand child's birthday today. He became one yesterday!! That's why I'm replying to this now, plus I wanted to.

Before I read about the personalized ornaments you made or bought for your grand children, I was thinking God's dealings with us are personal. It sure seems so to me! I believe it depends on what we need. He does supply all our needs.

I'm sure your grand children will treasure those ornaments for many years to come.

Hand made gifts mean more and more to me as I get older even those given to me or us many years ago. I know they took time to make and time is precious. One year one of our daughters made a rather big afghan for my husband and I. It fits a full size bed. I have tears in my eyes thinking about that afghan now. It had to have taken a long time for her to crochet it.

I hope you and your wife and family all have a special Christmas.

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