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5/28/16 6:40 A

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May 28 – The Triune God present in the creation
Gen. 1:2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.

It says that “the earth was formless and void with the Spirit (Holy Spirit) hovering over the surface of the water”. We see God here as being three Persons. God the Father the first person of the triune God and God the Holy Spirit the third person of the triune God. The Gospel of John introduces us to Jesus the second person of the triune God.

John 1:1 In the beginnng was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

So in the gospel of John we see God present in creation as a triune God. God the Father planning creation, God the son as the Logo’s Word speaking the creation and God the Holy Spirit carrying out the work of creating.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that God will help the pastoral staff develop strong relationships with other pastors and churches in the community, as well as with community leaders.


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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5/27/16 11:16 P

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I've heard that some don't want to believe in God because then they'd have to be responsible to Him..

Thank the Lord that He always was, is and always will be.

Thank you Herb!



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5/27/16 6:27 A

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May 27 – Genesis 1:1 and “In the beginning”
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

“In the beginning, God…”, here we learn that our world and everything in our world had a beginning and that there was a time before the world existed when there was only God.

We all have dwelt with the question of where and how everything began. Even atheists have asked themselves this question.

Some say that the world came into existence by what they call the Big Bang but we would still need to ask the question where did the material come from to make the Big Bang?

The reason the unbelieving world has no answer is because they limit their sources of information. They will only accept answers taken from what they can see and/or observe. Since they base what they believe on what already exists, they can never hope to know about a time when nothing existed.

We base what we believe on the Word of God. The Word of God tells us of a time before anything existed, a time when there was only God. The Word of God tells us that God always was. God had no beginning and it is this God that has no beginning that created all things.

It is not that they don’t believe that God created all things as much as they don’t believe that there is a God.

“In the beginning God - - - -“

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Today let us pray that God will help the pastoral staff develop strong relationships with other pastors and churches in the community, as well as with community leaders.


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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5/26/16 9:39 P

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I am glad to see that you are and will be teaching us about Genesis. I have been reading Genesis for almost a week. I appreciate you really going deeper into this book! I see from what you've said here, it's about much more than creation!

The beginning of all things, matter energy, life, marriage, family, society, morality, law, and as you said, even the seven day week.

I hadn't thought of Genesis as being the book of firsts, but now I see that it is. I think I had just thought of the first man and woman and the first murder.

I'll be looking forward to your messages for sure!!

I just happened to remember something I read in Genesis that tells us more about God.

Let US make man in OUR image. It goes on but I don't want to misquote it.

Thank you brother Herb!!



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5/26/16 7:27 A

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May 26 – The Book of Genesis --- Creation
For the next few days I thought we might look together at Genesis and what it has to say about the beginning of creation.

Genesis may be the most important book in the Bible. Some consider it a book of stories (Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Noah, etc.) but Genesis is much more than just a story book.

Genies could be the most important book ever written. It is the foundation or the beginning of all things, matter, energy, life, marriage, family, society, morality, law, even the 7-day week.

Genesis is also the book of firsts, the first human beings, marriage, birth, death, lie, trial, murder, first self-defense, ownership of property, natural death, rainfall, boat, , cities built, calendar established, It is also the first example of God’s grace, first covenant, on and on.

By itself, Genesis reveals virtually everything we need to know about God and man’s relationship to God. It Reveals God’s creative power, God’s nature, God’s person and God’s purpose for creation.

Genesis also reveals everything we know about man. It reveals how man was created, the purpose for man existence and the reason for man’s condition.

The book of Genesis covers human history from about 4,000 BC – 1800 BC. We would have to go from Exodus to Revelation to cover an equal amount of time.

Well so much for fact. Tomorrow we will look at Genesis 1:1

Genesis 1 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that God will grant the pastoral staff strong health, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.


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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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5/25/16 8:35 P

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I didn't think using a talent would be a way to worship God. I've wasted a lot of time and time is precious. I can't bring that time back but I can learn from this.

Thank you Herb!

I hope this link will work.

www.tct.tv/watch-tct/on-demand-lil

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5/25/16 6:57 A

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May 25 – We worship God in using the talents God has given us.

Matthew 25:14-15 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

Each of us has been given talents by God. We are to use this talent in worship and service to Him. Each talent give us is unique and different and each of them are given to edify the body and bring glory to Him.

Ephesians 4:11-13 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

WOW! Now that will make you want to dance.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that God will strengthen and bless family relationships among our pastoral staff.


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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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5/24/16 9:22 P

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Don had cataract surgery today and next Tuesday he'll have his right eye done. It's been a very long day. It seemed longer than other days.

Don and I had an opportunity to tell a nurse that we have been married 61 years...after she asked. Then we told her we wouldn't have made it if wasn't for the Lord working in our lives.

It wasn't much but I hope she'll remember what we said.

Thanks Herb.








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5/24/16 7:24 A

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May 24 – Worship is

John 4: 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

Before we can worship God we first must develop a relationship with Him. This is done through faith in the Lord Jesus the Christ. The same faith that brought us to Jesus is the same faith that brings us into worship. We are not saved by or worship we worship because we are saved.

The scripture says that we are to worship in Spirit and truth.
Worship is abiding in Jesus and Jesus abiding in us.
Worship is keeping His commandments.
Worship is spending time with God in prayer.
Worship is reading and meditating in the Word of God
Worship is living the life that God has called us to live.
Worship is sharing our faith with others.
Worship is using our God given talents for His glory.
Worship is not how high we can jump or how loud we can shout worship is that indwelling relationship that desires all of Jesus that we can have. (nothing wrong with jumping and shouting)

Just a thought

Today let us pray that the lives of our pastoral staff will be marked by integrity and godliness.


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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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5/23/16 10:41 P

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I wonder what this woman thought when Jesus told her this..."Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father".

I'm curious about this now so I'll read John 4 before I go to sleep. I'm pretty sure she ends up telling everyone she sees that Jesus had told her all she had ever done. I may have her mixed up with another woman!

I like knowing what things mean from the original language. Thanks for telling us what the Greek word for worship means.

That's a good prayer...thanks Herb!!!


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5/23/16 7:00 A

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May 23 – Worship is not ---

John 4:20-21 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

The Samaritan woman lacked knowledge of how to worship. She thought worship was a place. Worship is not a place, worship is an experience whit God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Greek word for worship is proskunco pronounced pros-koo-neh’-o meaning to kiss as a dog would lick his masters hand, to fawn, to crouch to, to prostate oneself in homage, to adorn.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that the pastoral staff will remain bold in proclaiming spiritual truth, even when it is unpopular to do so.



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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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5/21/16 9:57 P

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I listened to Come and Dine and I like that song a lot. There are several choices on youtube.

I'm pretty sure this was one of those.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHa3
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While I was reading this I noticed three words I know I've seen before but I guess I didn't pay attention to them. The words are "and now is". Yes, the hour is coming but it also is now.

I wrote this (and a little more) and then when I sent it, it was gone!! Sometimes I remember to copy it before I send it. But I forgot to do that this time.

Thank you brother Herb!!

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5/21/16 7:15 A

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May 21 – Worshipping God
John 4: 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

What is Worship? We often refer to the music before a preaching or teaching service as worship. We call the church building a place of worship. We speak of enjoying or not enjoying the worship service. We call the one that leads in the music a worship leader. So we often interpret worship as the music in the service and that is true but that is not all that worship is, the music is only a part in worship.

How does God desire for us to worship Him? It tells us in this verse that we are to “worship God in Spirit and in Truth.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

So if we are to worship in Spirit and in truth then we are to worship Jesus who is Truth. No man can enter into salvation but by Jesus. No man can come unto the Father but by Jesus. No man can enter into worship but by Jesus.


Just a thought

Today let us pray that God will protect the hearts of our pastor staff and families against the deception and lure of impure thoughts and deeds.


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5/20/16 11:38 P

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I just read something on Facebook about Jesus being the living water yet He said I thirst. I think you wrote about this recently too.

I have a CD of a gospel quartet singing a song called "I thirst". This quartet came to the park our trailer is in. Many people were there to see and hear them.
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Tomorrow I'm going to look for the song you mentioned. "Come and Dine".

I just now noticed you have a link here! This may be that song. Don's asleep so I'll still wait till tomorrow to find out.

I like the words to this song. Earlier today I was thinking about Jesus coming back aand it may be soon! In this verse this song kinda says the same thing...

"Soon the Lamb will take His bride
To be ever at His side,
All the host of Heaven will assembled be;
O ’twill be a glorious sight,
All the saints in spotless white;
And with Jesus they will feast eternally."

I'm going to write to Jesus now. Thank you brother Herb.

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5/20/16 6:29 A

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Thanks for the story on the home, it was great and God is good.

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May 20 – Come and Dine
"Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and who believes in me will never be thirsty" (John 6:35).

“The table is set, everything you need is at God’s table, and the invitation has been given, come and dine. God tells us that if we hunger or thirst we are to come to Him. "Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and who believes in me will never be thirsty" (John 6:35).

When I read this verse I think of that old church Hymn “Come and Dine”. I thought for today’s post I would post the words to this great Hymn.

Jesus has a table spread
Where the saints of God are fed,
He invites His chosen people, “Come and dine”;
With His manna He doth feed
And supplies our every need:
O ’tis sweet to sup with Jesus all the time!

Refrain

“Come and dine,” the Master calleth, “Come and dine”;
You may feast at Jesus’ table all the time;
He Who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine,
To the hungry calleth now, “Come and dine.”

Soon the Lamb will take His bride
To be ever at His side,
All the host of Heaven will assembled be;
O ’twill be a glorious sight,
All the saints in spotless white;
And with Jesus they will feast eternally.

Refrain

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/c/o/comed
ine.htm

Just a thought

Today let us pray for wisdom and leadership for the pastoral staff in dealing with the challenges of ministry, be they physical, emotional, or spiritual.


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5/19/16 9:52 P

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We've only been in this house for about seven years. We searched for a house on a lake first and when we couldn't find one we decided having a home on the river would be nice. My husband found ad in the paper for a trailer that was for sale (on the river)! So we bought the trailer and acted as though it was our summer place even though it was just 25 minutes from what was our home at the time. I really was like a kid at Christmas when we bought that trailer. I remember saying after we were there awhile, the only thing better than this would be to have a house on the river. After we had the trailer for four or five years out neighbors there told us about a house they had seen on the river that was for sale. We came here to look at it but since it was 6 or so in the evening, we didn't call the realtor. I walked up to the door and asked the young man that opened the door if we could go down by the river to look at the house from there and to see the sea wall. He said sure. While we were looking up at the house, my husband said, "let's buy it". I could not have agreed more!! From the moment we drove in the driveway I liked this house! We weren't inside this house yet we knew we liked it. As we were walking back out to our car the young man opened the door and asked if we'd like to see the inside. My husband said we may as well since we're going to buy it.
The following day we cam back here with the realtor. The owners were talking to someone else about buying it so we backed out. A couple of days later the realtor called and told us the people that had been talking with the owners are through till they come back to look at the house again, so if we wanted to offer a price, this would be the time to do that. It turned out three offers were made on this house and there was at least one that was more than we offers. The young man and his brother (who were the owners) decided they wanted to sell it to someone who live here. I guess the other two offers were people who were going to use it as a summer place...like we had our trailer. They accepted our offer!!
We had a pontoon boat (used but nice). This is the second house we've owned that to me is really home. This isn't a fancy house but it's comfortable like an old slipper.

God did all of this!!!!

I hope you don't mind me telling this true story.

I like your pastor's invitation.

Thank you Herb!!


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5/19/16 7:47 A

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Our homes hold a lot of memories and it is hard to leave go of them. We have been in our home for 47 years and have spent a lot of good times their and it would be hard to leave.


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May 19 – How can we develop a hunger for God?

Psalm 42:1-2 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God.

How then, can we begin to develop that hunger for God? If we find ourselves lacking in this desire how can it be rekindled within us?

Let us look again at our physical hunger and the way we handle it. When we get that hungry feeling in our stomach we begin to look for something to fill that emptiness.

The same is true with our spiritual man. We get that empty feeling in our heart that place in our heart that belongs to God; we begin to look for something to fill that emptiness. That is what we have been talking about that hunger for God. But the sad part is that we try to fill it with everything but God.

God tells us that if we hunger or thirst we are to come to Him. "Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and who believes in me will never be thirsty" (John 6:35).

I had a pastor who would give the invitation. He would say “the table is set, everything you need is here at the altar, come and dine at God’s table.

If you hunger and thirst it’s not God’s fault, the table is set and the invitation has been given “come and dine”. Don’t you just love it “come and dine at God’s table”.

Just a thought

Today let us pray for a powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit upon our pastoral leadership.



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The couple was here and they like the house but they aren't sure yet. That's good cause I'm not either. lol I mean I'm not ready to sell and I'm as sure as I can be, the Lord knows I'm not ready to leave this home.

I didn't know hungering and thirsting after God was in so much of the Bible.

This that I quoted below is absolutely true and it's been true of me too!! But is anyone truly satisfied doing these things? I wasn't....and I don't want to do that anymore! I don't want to be just a number.

"We have become satisfied with mere church, mere religious exertion, mere numbers and buildings —the things we can do. There is nothing wrong with these things, but they are no more than foam left by the surf on the ocean of God’s glory and goodness."

I've got to get up early tomorrow because it's Thursday!

Thanks Herb.





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5/18/16 7:54 A

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Thank you Darlene --

A word from the Word
May 18 – Church is all about Jesus
Psalm 42:1-2 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God.

In the Old Testament and in the New Testament, from Genesis to the Book of Revelation we see this hunger and thirsting for God. Yet when we look into our Churches today we often see a lacking of this hunger and thirsting for God. Present company excluded of course – I hope.

The following has been taken from a book I have been reading. "We have become satisfied with mere church, mere religious exertion, mere numbers and buildings—the things we can do. There is nothing wrong with these things, but they are no more than foam left by the surf on the ocean of God’s glory and goodness." [Ben Patterson, Deepening Your Conversation With God, 171.]

Church is all about Jesus. Let me say that again, Church is all about Jesus and if we make it anything other than that we are not walking where God has called the Church to walk. We are to be in the world but not of the world. The Church is a beacon of light piercing out into a world of darkness drawing the lost out of darkness into the light of the Lord Jesus the Christ.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that members of the congregation will convey a strong witness of the gospel to their community, through integrity, love, and godliness.


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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 am thankful He blesses us. That's truly amazing!

Psalm 42:1-2 reminds me of a book I read many years ago called "Hind's Feet on High Places".

The author is Hannah Hernard. (I'm not sure of the spelling of her last name)

It was so good for me to read at the time. It was exactly what I needed.

The main character was a young lady named Much afraid.

This book is sorta like Pilgrim's Progress.
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These verses truly are fantastic!!! I hope you know how much I appreciate your messages!!! Thank you!
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A couple will be here tomorrow to look more closely at our house. They are interested in buying it. I have such mixed emotions about this. Even selling this place is tough. Neither of us can take the cold. It's goes through to our bones...or seems to. Plus driving back and forth to Arizona is hard for us. We found that out the last time we came home from Arizona. Plus taking care of the outside jobs is getting to be too much for Don and I never did like housework. It would be nice to have a smaller home.

Thanks for listening!



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Thanks for the songs Darlene

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May 17 -- Blessed are those who hunger and thirst
Psalm 42:1-2 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God.

Hunger and thirst is a normal need for food and water that is required to sustain human life. A loss of this desire is a good sigh that something is wrong with us physically.

Hunger and thirsting for God is also very necessary to sustain spiritual life. A loss of this desire is a good sigh that something is wrong spiritual.
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"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled" (Matthew 5:6).

"…whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life" (John 4:14).

"Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and who believes in me will never be thirsty" (John 6:35).

"On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him’" (John 7:37-38).

"O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water" (Psalm 63:1).

"The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life" (Revelation 22:17).

Whoever is thirsty, let him come

Just a thought

Today let us pray for members of the congregation battling physical illness or emotional struggles, or facing spiritual needs. Ask God to minister to them in miraculous ways.


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5/16/16 9:26 P

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Philippians, chapter 3 verse 10...that I may know Him

1st Corinthians chapter 2 verse 9. .I hath not seen nor ear heard the things that God has prepared for those that love him.

Romans chapter 8 beginning in verse 14. ..For as many as are led by the Spirit of God

I love that song that says As the deer panteth for the water so my soul panteth after Thee.

I hope one of these work.

https://youtu.be/-gaT4q9eJ1U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gaT
4q
9eJ1U


Neither one worked for me.

Thank you!

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A word from the Word
May 16 -- Thrusting for God
Psalm 42:1-2 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God.

Have you ever been so thirsty that you were panting for water? That is what the psalmist is saying in this Psalm. In the same way a deer thirst for water that is how we should be thirsting for God. Such a thirst for God that you know you can’t live without Him. A hunger and a thirsting in our soul for more and more of God. A craving for God now while we are still here on earth and a craving for God when we go to be with Him.

Do you have that thirsting for God?

Just a thought

Today let us pray that our church services will be marked by displays of supernatural power be it in healings, spiritual gifts, and lives that are dramatically changed by Jesus Christ.



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Thanks for suggesting I have a good time. I ended up sitting at a table with a bunch of kids. They were probably two to somewhere in the teens. Looking back, I wish I had talked more with them than I did.
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I can see where not being like the world isn't enough but to also be like Jesus is. I don't want to explain but there was a time today when I didn't do what others were doing but I wish I had done more of what Jesus probably would have done in this case.
I still need to forgive.

Thank you so much!!




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I love children's birthday parties. Have a good time.

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May 14 - Put off and put on

Ephesians 4:31-32 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Wow, what a bible verse. Does that hit home or not? We need to stop doing and start doing.

I am to put off or put away all bitterness, and wrath, anger, clamor, evil speaking with malice. This may take some doing. I may just have to work on this a bit but if the bible tells me to do it then I know I should do it and can do it.

Then I am to put on kindness, being tenderhearted and forgiving. I am to pattern myself after Jesus. In the someway Jesus showed Himself in these things toward us I am to show Jesus in these things to others.

I am to stop being like the world and start being like Jesus.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that visitors to the church will sense the love and compassion of Christ, expressed through every member of the congregation.


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I guess when we have a good teacher, we learn! Thank you teacher!

You have taught me a lot. Not that I remember everything, but I know you have helped me many times!!

I'm going to a birthday party fairly early tomorrow so I can't write much here this evening.
The party is for two little girls in the same family. I guess their birthdays are close because they aren't twins.
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I just thought of something I could do that I hope would help. I could call one lady that goes to our church each week, just to chat and see how they're doing. I may include other ladies!

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I like it, that is so very great

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May 13 - Being content in what you have

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

One of the best ways to learn to be content is to stop thinking about ourselves and start thinking about other. Those around you, find ways that you can help others. If nothing else learn to pray for them and their needs.

This is what Paul was talking about. He was in Jail but he was trying to help the church in Philippe. Do you suppose you could find a way or find something you could do to help someone?

I was in a hospital waiting room and saw a jar of cards. I took one of them and looked at it. It was a bible verse of hope that someone had made and placed their so that someone like I might pick it up and find hope at the time I needed it. I found that a group of shut-ins made these cards. They could not do much but they did something. They provided a jar full of hope for those needing hope. How great is that.

Just knowing that we helped someone will bring joy. Stop looking inward and start looking outward.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that the women in our church will serve as leaders and role models of strength in the church, in their families, and in the community.


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I find when I write it comes more from my heart...

Here's what I wrote last night....

Lord, I'd like to think and write about what I do have.
I have a husband who is a good man. I have four kids, who I'm pretty certain all know You as their Savior. I have eleven grand kids including Tom's kids. I love his kids so why not include them as our grand kids? I have many, many great grandchildren. So many I have no idea how many!
Lord, I have a roof over my head. It's raining now yet there's no rain coming in, thank You for that.
Lord, I have food in my stomach. Thank You for that too. I have clothes...more clothes than I need for sure. Thank You for those clothes too. I have love from You and for You. I hope You will guide me and direct my choices every day. I have hope. There was a time when I didn't have hope. But I do now!! I remember flipping through my Bible and finding Jeremiah 32:17. Lo God Behold. Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm. There is nothing.....too hard for Thee. Nothing to hard for Thee. I have that promise. There really is nothing too hard for Thee. That doesn't mean hard things don't happen. Look at Paul in prison. That wasn't fun by any stretch of the imagination. But he had learned to be content. Lord, may I learn to be content?

Thank you Herb!!


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I like that "writing a letter to the Lord"

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May 12 - Being content in what you have

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Too often we find ourselves looking at what we don’t have instead of what we have. We are indeed blessed. No matter what we have you will always find someone who will have more. If you build happiness based on what you have then you will find that you will never be happy. You will always find yourselves wanting more and more. Things will never make a person happy.

We also need to understand that no matter what we have we will always find someone who has less. We need to understand that we are blessed in what we have but we are also blessed in what we do not have. I heard a man once say that he used to complain about his shoes tell he seen a man with no feet. The grass always looks greener on the other side till we go to the other side.

Mat 6:19-21 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that the men in our church will have a powerful impact on its ministries, and that they will provide godly leadership in their homes, the church, and throughout the community.


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I've heard *what we focus on grows*. It seemed that way to me a few days ago.. I was complaining about something and then found something else to complain about. I don't recall it being important but it sure seemed to be at the time. Actually I don't even remember what I found to complain about...but I did.

Looking at what I have instead of looking at what I don't have. That is excellent. I will do that. In the morning and evening I've been writing...mostly a letter to the Lord. In it I will begin thinking about and writing about what I have.
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We went to church this evening. The message was about Psalm 100 and 101. Those Psalms are both super good.

Thank you!!!!!







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May 11 - Count your blessings

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Being content when things are going bad is not the normal way of thing. We come into this world crying and most of never stop. We complain about everything. If the weather is hot we complain if it's cold we complain. We get up in the morning complaining and go to bed at night complaining.

Paul tells us that contentment is something we must learn. So how do you learn to be content? You can begin by looking at what you have and not at what you don’t have. When we compline it is always about what we don’t have.

How does the old hymn go? “Count your blessing name them one by one. Count your blessing see what God has done”. There is no way you can complain if you’re counting your blessings.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that God will bless the children of the church, protecting them from harm and helping them to grow strong in the Lord as they prepare for a lifetime of serving Christ.



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Sometimes it's hard to comprehend eternity, always and forever.

When I have a tough time understanding, I remember (sometimes)....Proverbs 3. It may be verse 5. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.

That's a very good point. We live in this world 70, 80 and for some 90 years. Ninety years may go by as quickly as the last 78 have! There's no comparison to eternity. I like the fact that eternity is a complete total absent of time. Eternity doesn't need time. It always will be..

Thanks Herb!!!

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May 10 - A promise of that to come.

Philippians 4:11-13 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

God can provide contentment even to a person who is hungry in prison. Paul knew that this was only for the now but God had given him the promise of an eternity. Paul knew that this would be only for a little while but eternity would be forever.

We live in this world seventy, eighty and for some even ninety years. What is ninety years when you place it against eternity?

How does the old hymn go “Amazing Grace”. When we've been here ten thousand years bright shining as the sun. We've no less days to sing God's praise then when we've first begun.

In eternity there is no such thing as time. Eternity is a complete total absent of time.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that the youth in our church will stand strong for Christ in their schools and with their friends. Ask God to help each young person to follow His plan for their lives, both now and in the years to come.


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The last few days I've notice verse 11. Not that I speak in respect of want.

Is the reason Paul doesn't respect want (does this mean the same as wanting?), because he knows how to be abased and he knows how to abound:everywhere and in all things...he is instructed both to be full and be hungry, both to abound and suffer need.

Philippians 4:13 is a wonderful verse to memorize!!

It is amazing that Paul was in prison thinking of other Christians in Philippe.

Could it be that Paul's experience in prison helped him to be able to write these things to the Philippians? If he wouldn't have experienced these things, he may not know what it was like to be abased and to abound....then he goes on to say everywhere and in all things he is instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.....then what he seems to be delighted to say (write to them)....I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

In affect he may have been implying, since I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, you can too!!!

. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBN4dDxAnf

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May 7 - Being content by helping others.

Philippians 4:11-13 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

The letter to the church in Philippe was written by Paul from a prison cell in Rome. Paul had all the reason in the world not to be content

This fascinates me that a man in prison could be worried about the church in Philippine being content. I think we all know how it feels to be down. I know that when I feel down I'm sure not worried about how someone else is feeling but this is the secret that Paul is trying to teach us.

Paul is saying the best way to be content is to find a way to help someone.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that believers throughout the church will grow in rela¬tionship with Jesus as they follow their path of discipleship.


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I am soooooooooooooo happy to hear this!!!!

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What was? is in the past. What if? is in the future, but what is, is now!! Sometimes I have a problem with the what is (like a tooth ache) but it helps when I pray about it. Of course doing what I can to take away the pain helps too. There was a time in my life when the Lord made it very clear to me that I needed to take care of myself.
I took two Ibuprofen the night before last and that helped enough so I could sleep well. That's a small example of taking care of one's self.
God's grace is sufficient.

Thank you Herb!!!


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Got results back of test and Dr. said all is well.

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May 5 - Learn to be content in the “what is”

Philippians 4:11-13 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

The first thing we see in this scripture is that we must learn to be content. Contentment is not a natural state of mind. We have a tendency to be always looking at the down side of things. Looking at the “what was” and the “what if” instead of the “what is”.

The “what is” is the only thing that realy counts. The “what is” is what is happing now and right now everything is all right. In the “what is” we have what we need. We have food to eat and a place to stay. We have life and the promise of eternal life.

But Paul says even if thing are not all right in the “what is” we can still learn to be content. Paul is writing this letter to the church in Philippi from prison and you would think that in prison Paul would not be content. Not so, Paul tells us that he has learned to be content even in prison.

The “what was”, the yesterday is over and we need to put it away and the “what if”, the tomorrow is not a reality. It is projecting in our mind things that could happen but has not realy happened and this can only destroy the “what is”, the today and our contentment.

Contentment is living in the “what is” putting away the “what was”, yesterday and not anticipating or focusing on the “what if” the tomorrow. Contentment comes from living in the now, the today.

Does any of this make any sense? Good then explain it to me.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that Jesus will be at the center of every ministry, service, and event that takes place within the church and congregation.



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I had a tooth pulled yesterday and shut off my computer and then remembered I didn't reply here. I'm planning on going to the place I volunteer today so I'd better get moving to get there in time!!

I like that Paul says, he's has learned. I haven't learned to always be content. Some day!!
Maybe in the next few days..

Thanks for such good messages!!

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Thank you for the links and the verses. With God's Word it is impossible to go wrong because God is always right.

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May 4 - I Have Learned to be Content

Philippians 4:11-13 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Contentment is a matter of your mind it’s all about your thinking. For the next few days we will be looking at “how to be content in where we and what we have”. These posts have been taken from a sermon that I preached at a nursing home, a place where you find very little contentment. Yes even in a nursing home, hospital or a wheel chair you can find contentment. You just need to keep your eyes on Jesus the author of contentment.

There are four things that will try to steal your contentment.
1. Circumstances – looking at things that are happening in your life. Things happen, one day everything is all right the next day everything has changed.
2. People can steal your contentment – Yes people can steal your contentment. It's a proven fact that we often take on the attitude of those around us. If those around you are always complaining then most likely we will start complaining. I heard it once said we can be a thermometer or a thermostat. A thermometer registers the temperature around you a thermostat creates the temperature.
3. Desire for the thing of the world – looking at what you do not have and not at what you do have. You will always find someone that has more than you and if you allow it, this can also steal away your contentment.
4. Security – placing your trust in man or things can steal your contentment. Place your trust in God and not in man or things. When you place your trust things you will find that things wear out or break. Things change and are often lost or stolen so when things are gone we often become complexed or discontented.

We need to put our trust in God. God never changes in God we will find contentment.

Just a thought

Today let us pray for the shut-ins in our church, as well as those who are widowed and living alone. Ask God to bless and encourage them, anointing their lives with power for ministry as well as help for the needs they face daily.



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I think this man's name is Jack Kelly. I listened to him here. This is about Revelation.

https://gracethrufaith.com/free/mp3/
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Here's another! This one is about our union / fellowship with the Lord.

https://soundcloud.com/gracethrufait
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At the top of the page this link brings you to there's a place to click and listen.

Neither of these links worked!
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I just thought of another verse that leads me to live in the day I'm in. I don't have it memorized but this might be close.

Take no thought for the marrow for the marrow shall take thought of the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil there of.

I found this verse after a doctor told me he couldn't give me any % chance of making it through an exploratory operation. That was in 1968. I am still here, thankfully!!!!!

Thank you!!!

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Thank you Darlene

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May 3 - God’s Creation Today

Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

This verse is not new to us. We often recite it and even sing it. It tells us of God's loving care for us.

We speak of God creating the world and all that is in the world but too often we fail to really think about what this means. It means that everything that is here in this world is here because of God. From the smallest insect to the largest star.

Not only did God create the world but God maintains it daily. God is still in the creating business. You see God created today and everything that is in today. Today, the day were living was God's creation this morning. So this being true we can truly say “This is the day the Lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in it”.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that the youth in our church will stand strong for Christ in their schools and with their friends. Ask God to help each young person to follow His plan for their lives, both now and in the years to come.


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I just opened this. It was in an e-mail.

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May 1 – You are what you profess to be

This was posted in a facebook group study in the book of John that I am attempting to teach. It may be found by going to facebook “A study in the Word” or clicking on https://www.facebook.com/groups/Awordfromt
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A word from the Word
May 1 – You are what you profess to be

This was posted in a facebook group study in the book of John that I am attempting to teach. It may be found by going to facebook “A study in the Word” or clicking on https://www.facebook.com/groups/Awordfromt
heWord/ at the bottom of this post.

April 29
8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. (John 5:8)

Notice Jesus did not tell the man that he was healed, Jesus told the man to do what a healed man would do. It took an action of the man for the healing to take place. Had the man not preformed the action he would not have received his healing. Faith is always accompanied by an action.

What if the man said “I can’t “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk” I’m a cripple. Jesus is showing us something here, “we are what we profess to be. If we say were a cripple then we are a cripple. The paralytic had to have enough faith to believe that he could do what he could not do simply because Jesus said he could.

John tells us that the man did what Jesus told him to do and he was healed. Down for 38 years in sickness and up in less than a minute in faith believing ---- total healing.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that marriages and family relationships throughout the congregation will be strengthened.

Why not be a part of this study group?




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I knew at the time that you were leaving your name out because you wanted to give the glory to God.
This below is what I told one lady who thanked me yesterday or today for your message.

"Patti, you are more than welcome. But just so you know, I don't write these. The man who writes them didn't want his name on them because he wants to give the glory to God."
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Psalm 34:19 is assurance! We can thank the Lord that He is alive! We can thank Him that He has infinite understanding. We can thank Him for His Son, We can thank Him for going to the cross, for our sins. We can thank Him for His Word and His precious Spirit. And we can thank Him that He lives today!!!

Thanks Herb. When you get the results of the tests, please let me know how they turned out.



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Thank you Darlene for what you added to my post. I'm not trying to hide my name. I don't care if the whole world knows that I am doing this it just that I want all the glory to be given to the Lord. Without the Holy Spirit I would not be able to proclaim Jesus to the world..

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April 30 - - - God will deliver us.

Psalm 34:19 - - - A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.

God didn’t promise us a life that would be a bed of roses. Christians deal with pain and suffering the same as the rest of the world but what God did promise us was that “the Lord delivers him from them all”.

I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have God to run to.

Just a thought

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Today let us pray that the youth in our church will stand strong for Christ in their schools and with their friends. Ask God to help each young person to follow His plan for their lives, both now and in the years to come.


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I decided to share with you what I wrote under this message after I posted it on Facebook.

"I love the heart behind this man's words! He's right, salvation (from hell and knowing we'll be going to heaven) is a gift. It isn't earned. It's not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us.

A lady shared your message this morning and told her friends how encouraging it was for her and hoped they would read it.

Quite awhile ago when I asked you if I could give your name when I post these on Facebook, you said you wanted to give the glory to God. You didn't want me to post your name.

Thank you my brother and my friend.




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Thanks for your prayers. Waiting for results from test that were run Monday

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April 29 - - - There is a way that seemeth right.

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

What this is saying is that our reasoning may tell us that we need to go a certain way or do a certain thing but if we follow after this way we may find that it is wrong and leads to death.

For example, for years I believed that if I was good I would go to Heaven and if I was bad I would go to hell so I tried as hard as I could to be good. Now this sure seemed right but if I followed after that way and had not found the truth that salvation is found only in Jesus, this would have led to death.

Salvation comes only by our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is not earned it is a gift. This is called God's GRACE.

just a thought

Today let us pray that members of the congregation will convey a strong witness of the gospel to their community, through integrity, love, and godliness.



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Thanks so much for praying for Don.

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This is a wonderful prayer to pray for your children and grand children.

I want you to know, I'm praying for you.

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Praying for Don

- A word from the Word
April 27 - - - Pray for our Children and Grandchildren

Deuteronomy 28:12-13 12 The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13 The LORD will make you the head, not the tail.

This is the prayer that I pray for my children and grandchildren. That the Lord will open His storehouse and send his bounty of blessing, that they will be the lender and not the borrower and that they will be the head which is the leader and not the tail which is the follower

Just a thought

Today let us pray that God will bless the children of the church, protecting them from harm and helping them to grow strong in the Lord as they prepare for a lifetime of serving Christ.


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I am feeling much better than I was a few days ago!! Don has it now. It's a dozie!! Please pray for him.
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For quite a long time, I've liked this passage even though I don't know a lot about it. I like that Moses needed friends. His friends brought him a rock to sit on so Moses's arms would be close to their side (I think), because they stood. Then they could hold up his arms without strain and yet Moses was helped.

This also shows me how important it is to continue praying for someone. Whenever Moses dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage.

Thanks for the reminder about praying for our pastor and his family.

Thanks again Herb!!

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April 26 - - -- Pray for our Pastors

Exodus 17:10-13 10 So Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. 11 As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. 12 Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. 13 As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.

This is the responsibility that we have to our pastor. As Aaron and Hur lifted the arms of Moses we too are to lift our pastor in prayer. Not only standing with him but also supporting him. We need to pray for our pastor and his family.

More than “Just a thought”

Today let pray for a powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit upon our pastoral leadership.


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I went to the doctor today. I have a sinus infection. My Dad had sinus problems and so does one of our daughters.
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It is amazing and wonderful that this woman didn't panic, in spite of being afraid for her life.

After I posted this on facebook today I replied under it.....and said, I want to pray more (or something like that)

I'm thinking about replying on your posts every day I am able (on facebook) and here too.
After I replied to your message there, two others did.
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It's wonderful this robber broke down and began to pray with her!!! Of course this was after she told him about Jesus and His love for him.....and then forgave him!
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Thank you for the prayer at the bottom of these messages.

And thank you for being a super teacher!!!!!

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April 25 - - -- Power of prayer

Matthew 17:20 He (Jesus) told them, - - - - if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.

A few years back it was reported that a woman, who was alone in her house, was confronted by a burglar who was emptying her home of her possessions. She walked in were the burglar was to answer the phone. He ripped the card from the wall and ordered her into the closet. She was obviously afraid for her life, but did not panic.

To the shock of the gunman, Cindy fell to her knees and began to pray for God’s help. Even more stunned was he when she began to pray for him. She proceeded to tell him about Jesus and his love for him and the told him that she forgave him for what he was doing to her.

Apparently this was more than the robber could take. He began to breakdown in tears as he knelt and prayed together with her. To her relief, the man went to the window and told the woman that was with him that they needed to bring all that they had taken back into the house. He told her that this was a Christian woman and we can’t do this to her.

Mrs. Hartman remained on her knees in prayer as they returned her furniture and belongings. The man then used his shirt to wipe off his fingerprints, apologized and departed, leaving his gun behind.

“The power of prayer” - - - What do you think?

Just a thought

Today let us prat that God will grant the pastoral leadership a strong sense of vision for the church and congregation.


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It's nice to know you are praying for me. Thank you!!!
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Trust is very important to have toward a person who you'd like to be your prayer partner.

I told someone something and they told another and then that person told another. I have no idea where it's gone from there. Inn this case, I don't think it was gossip.

I can understand why each person told the next because in this particular situation, it's understandable.

But did that make it hurt less? Maybe, just a little but I was hurt and upset that the first person, someone I thought I could trust, had told another.

I will pray for someone I can truly trust so I can safely have a prayer partner. I also need to be worthy of her trust.

I just now thought of Sharon, the lady whose husband died last November. My prayer partner could be her!! I will pray about it and wait as long as it's necessary. In the meanwhile maybe I can become more trust worthy!

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praying for you Darlene.

A word from the Word
April 23 - - -- A prayer partner

Mat 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

Let’s talk about finding a prayer partner. That person that we can “agree with as touching anything”. That someone we can pray together with for our needs

Now when you chose a prayer partner be careful that you find someone who you can trust. You will be praying for each other’s needs and some of them may be very personal, confidential and privet. You will need someone with a tight lip that will not turn your prayer into gossip

It may take some time to find this right person so be patent. Pray that God will send this person to you.

Now there is a promise attached to this scripture - - “anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven”. Notice it didn’t say some of the things or a few of the things it said anything but there must be an agreement between the two who are praying together.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that God will grant the pastoral leadership vision and guidance regarding the ministry gifts and callings of each member of the congregation, that they might use those gift to the fullness of their potential.



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I like this doxology! That's interesting that it's only found in the King James translation!

I'm not well although I do feel better than I did last night. I have either a sines infection or head congestion.

I didn't know the Lord's prayer consisted of an opening, a time of praise, six requests and ended with a doxology! From now on when I read it or say it, I hope to not forget this.

I like to sing the Lord's prayer.

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April 22 - - -- -Kingdom, power and glory forever - - (doxology)

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Matthew ends the prayer with a doxology. This is found in the King James translation only. A doxology is a short hymn of praises to God

The Lord’s Prayer consists of an opening, a time of praise, six requests and ends with a doxology.

Here in this prayer Jesus gives us a picture of how we are to pray. This was not intended to be a recitation, not saying that it is wrong to recite this prayer. I believe that it gives, both God and ourselves, great joy when we pray this prayer but as we have just seen this was given to us, by Jesus, to instruct us in the proper way to pray

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.-

Just a thought

Today let us pray that God will help the pastoral staff develop strong relationships with other pastors and churches in the community, as well as with community leaders.


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I am thankful you aren't in pain and thanks for telling me...or I should say *us.

I hope others are reading your messages. They're missing a lot if they aren't.
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I like Ephesians 6:10 and 11. "Finally"...I guess Paul is about to end his letter. "my brethren".... Paul thinks of them as his family. "be strong"...an encouragement to be strong..(BUT not in themselves) ..it goes on to say "In the Lord and in the power of His might".

I am looking forward to tomorrow's message.

I like this!!! " I heard it once said that when the devil sees us wearing the righteousness of Jesus that he won’t be able to tell if it’s Jesus or if it’s us and he will leave us alone because the devils not about to mess around with Jesus." amen!!!

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Thank you for your prayers. No I am in no pain except for tape burn. Love that picture of Annie.

20 - - - A word from the Word
April 20 - - - - Deliver us from evil - - (Request 6)

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Deliver us from evil or I could say the evil one. We don’t talk much about the evil one anymore. It’s like were saying “if I close my eyes he will go away”. Will I have news for you, when we close our eyes is when he grows stronger.

Right here in this Lord’s Prayer Jesus tells us to pray that we will be delivered from this evil or evil one. We are told in Ephesians that we are to guard ourselves from this evil one by putting on the armor of God. .

Ephesians 6:10-12 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Oh by the way Jesus is the amour of God so it’s as simple as putting on Jesus. I heard it once said that when the devil sees us wearing the righteousness of Jesus that he won’t be able to tell if it’s Jesus or if it’s us and he will leave us alone because the devils not about to mess around with Jesus.

“Deliver us from the evil one”

Today let us pray that God will grant the pastoral staff strong health, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.


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I am so sorry that you haven't healed YET!!! I have prayed and will continue to pray for you about this. Actually my husband and I prayed for you earlier this morning.

If you are in pain or hurting I am more than sorry.
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Those words "lead us not into temptation" mean more to me now! That's a very important request. "but deliver us from evil". Thank the Lord He can do both.

That doesn't mean we're perfect. But we are His! Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.

Thank you brother Herb!! P S This is a picture of Annie.







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Thank you Darlene ------ Asking for prayer, I an still not completely healed and the doctor is talking about surgery again. I told him no that healing is coming.

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April 19 - - - - Lead us not into temptation - - (REQUEST 5)

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Lead us not into temptation -Temptation is not sin but it leads to sin. Sin is always preceded by temptation. So the best way to deal with sin is to avoid temptation.

So we are not to only pray that our sin be forgiven but we should pray that we not be confronted with the temptation to sin.

James 1:13-15 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that God will strengthen and bless family relationships among our pastoral staff.


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This part of the Lord's prayer has caused me to think about it more than I care to admit.

I heard something today about this prayer. I'm pretty sure the man said this prayer should or could be referred to as the disciple's prayer. Since Jesus was teaching the disciples how to pray, that's understandable.

After reading Psalms 66:18, I wonder if it's a good idea to ask the Lord to cleanse my heart every morning....or maybe before bedtime.

Thank Herb! .









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April 18 - - - - Forgiving others - - (Requests 4)

Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

I always get a little nervous when I pray this part of the Lord’s Prayer. Does that mean that my forgiveness from God depends on my forgiving others?

I do not believe that it means that I will be kicked out of heaven no more than it means that I will stop being God child. When I sin against my earthly father it destroys my relationship with him but I am still his son. Our forgiveness from God is unconditional it was taken care of by the blood of Jesus. Jesus took the punishment for our sin, sins I have already committed but sins I have not yet committed, therefor the debt has been paid.

I do believe that forgiving others does have a great bearing on our relationship with God. One thing I know is that my un-forgiveness hinders my prayers from beaning heard.

(Psalms 66: 18) If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me

Just a thought

Today let us pray that the lives of our pastoral staff will be marked by integrity and godliness.



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It's good knowing that it's not God's will that any should perish and that salvation is for all men.

1st John 5:11-14 is good too. I may have the verses wrong and this may not be memorized as good as it should be.
I think it says, this is the record that God has given to us eternal life. This life is in His Son. He who hath the Son, has life and He who has not the Son of God has not life.

We were at church this evening. There was a southern gospel quartet singing.
I forgot what the group's name is or I may have thought of looking them up on youtube.

Thank you Herb.



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April 14 - - - - Thy will be done - - (PRAISE)

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

How can we know God’s will? -- We can know Gods will by knowing the Word of God. This is done by reading the Word of God, by studying the Word of God, by memorizing the Word of God and by meditating in the Word of God. Knowing the Word of God, is knowing the will of God.

For example the Word tells us in 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Therefor according to the Word of God it is God’s will that none should parish. It is God’s will for everyone to enter into eternal life

Salvation is for all men. Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were YET SINNERS, Christ died for us”. ---- Even though this gift of salvation is for everyone not everyone will receive it simply because they will not RECEIVE Jesus and His teachings.
John 1:12 12 But as many as RECEIVE HIM (JESUS), to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Just a thought

Today let us pray for wisdom and leadership for the pastoral staff in dealing with the challenges of ministry, be they physical, emotional, or spiritual.


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I like this song...I hope it works here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FZV
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Nope, it didn't work.

I hope you're having a nice day. It may be Sparks that's the problem.

Take care.





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I just read something in our Sunday school book about waiting for the Lord. For example, Abram and Sarai.(not sure of the spelling) They thought they could "help" God. But God's plan was going to unfold many years down the road.

If we are sure of something God is going to do in our life, does this mean we shouldn't practice or anything? I think I can answer my own question. Yes, we can practice but the doing of it is up to the Lord. Only He sees the end from the beginning.

I'm leaving the house quite early tomorrow so I need to go to sleep.

Thanks for listening Herb!!


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April 13 - - - - Thy kingdom come (PRAISE)

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

(Colossians 1:13-14) "He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the KINGDOM of the Son of His love...."

Jesus and the teachings of Jesus is the kingdom. John the Baptist preached “the kingdom of heaven is at hand” referring to Jesus. Jesus established Gods kingdom when he died upon the cross for our sins. We enter into this kingdom by faith, believing in Jesus and the cross.

When we pray “thy kingdom come” we are pray that the gospel of salvation be preached and be received.

Just a thought

Today let pray for a powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit upon our pastoral leadership.


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This is amazing!!!

"When we pray “Hollowed be thy name” we enter into a time of praise. In the Old Testament the name of God was considered to be so holy that they would not speak it or write it. For 1500 years, from Moses to Jesus, the name of GOD was never spoken throughout Ancient Israel except on Yom Kippur by the High Priest when he was alone in the innermost part of the Holy Temple would speak His name."

When I was thinking about the way it was...not speaking God's name...I sat here kinda in awe. It might be a good idea for me to just be silent before the Lord. With my mind on Him and what He has done for all of us...everyone that ever lived and those that will live.

I know prayer is important but I think silence is too. Praying to God and being silent before Him.

I've written with a Jewish lady who wrote God...G-d. Thanks for explaining that.

Thanks Herb!!!


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amen Darlene

A word from the Word
April 12 - - - - Hallowed be thy name (praise)

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

When we pray “Hollowed be thy name” we enter into a time of praise. In the Old Testament the name of God was considered to be so holy that they would not speak it or write it. For 1500 years, from Moses to Jesus, the name of GOD was never spoken throughout Ancient Israel except on Yom Kippur by the High Priest when he was alone in the innermost part of the Holy Temple would speak His name.

When spoken it was referred to as "A-don-ai," meaning "Lord." When written a space was left open where the name was to be placed. Even today when a Jewish person writes the name of God the vowel is left out and is written "G-d"

I recall when I was a young boy I was taught that the name of Jesus was so holy that when it was spoken I was to bow my head. Nothing has changed the name of Jesus is still that holy.

“Hallowed be thy name”

Just a thought

Today let us pray that members of the congregation will convey a strong witness of the gospel to their community, through integrity, love, and godliness.


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There is no way for me to begin to imagine what heaven will be like.....except God will be there.

I understand there will be no need for light because He is light. Revelation does talk about there being streets of gold.

Our Father "which art in heaven"...

We have a big day tomorrow and it's going to begin early.

Thanks Herb!! As a man we used to know said, I'll see you here, there or in the air.



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April 11 - - - - Our Father in Heaven (Opening)

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Which art in Heaven – What do you think of when you think of heaven?

1 Corinthians 2:9 - But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

There is no way we can even comprehend what heaven will be like but one thing I know is that I will stand in the very presence of God.

I heard it once said, a lot of false God’s are worshiped in this world but we worship and pray to the one true God, the God “which art in heaven”.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that God will bless the financial needs of the church, calling believers to give generously and sacrificially through tithes and offerings.


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I'm sorry I didn't get here yesterday. I love what we've come to call the Lord's Prayer. Because Jesus said in this manner (or similar) I've thought of a different way to pray this prayer. For example, Our Father. I really thought about those words. God is our Father. He is in heaven. So I might pray, Father God, You are in heaven. May Your name be honored. Your kingdom is coming. I pray Your will will be done, on earth as it is there in heaven. Please give us this day the food we need and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Please don't lead us into temptation but deliver us from evil.

I don't recall the rest of it right now. I've been very tired lately and will be calling my doctor Monday.
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Thank you for continuing with The Lord's Prayer today Herb.

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April 09 - - “Our Father”. (Opening)

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

“Our Father” We are to pray to the Father. We cannot enter into a father-son relationship with God apart from the cross of Jesus.

John 1:12 “But as many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”. So looking at this verse we see apart from salvation it is impossible to call God, Our Father.

The term Father shows a Fathers relationship to his child, A Fathers love, A Fathers correction, A Fathers provision And a Fathers protection.

The term father also shows a child’s relationship to his father, a child’s submission, a child’s obedience and a child’s dependence upon the father for his needs.

So we pray “Our Father”

Just a thought

Today let us pray for members of the congregation battling physical illness or emotional struggles, or facing spiritual needs. Ask God to minister to them in miraculous ways.



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Thank you Darlene

A word from the Word
April 08 - -The Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

We call this the Lord’s Prayer but this is really the model prayer. The Lord’s Prayer is found in John 17. In John 17 Jesus is praying for the Church. In Matthew 6 Jesus is teaching the Church how to pray. We call the model prayer the Lord’s Prayer and there in nothing wrong with this.

The Lord’s Prayer consists of
An opening
A time of praise
6 requests
A doxology

I suppose along with John 3:16 and the 23rd Psalm this is the most quoted scripture in the bible.

Just a thought

Today let up pray that our church services will be marked by displays of supernatural power be it in healings, spiritual gifts, and lives that are dramatically changed by Jesus Christ.



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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I did have a nice day....thanks! I went to the place I go on Thursdays. I played Bingo, horse racing (with tiny pretend horses), and we played Uno. That's their favorite. Oh, one other game we played is called Color and Shape Bingo.
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I thought of a verse earlier after my husband mentioned how blessed we are. The verse is, every good gift and every perfect gift comes from above. ( I think it goes on to say....from the Father of lights. )

He knows our needs before we ask. Probably before we even think of what those needs are.

I really appreciate your illustrations!!!! Thank you!!

The prayer at the bottom of this message is really good.

Thanks brother Herb!

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Have a great day Darlene

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April 07 - - - God knows our prayer before we pray it

Matthew 6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

We don’t need to pray a lot of words explaining everything to God. You see God already knows what we want before we pray.

If God already know what we need before we pray they why do we need to pray? Why doesn’t God just give it to us?

Now that is a very good question and I suppose it has been asked many times. Let me give you a little illustration that might make it easier to understand.

You see when I was a young boy I would use Dads’ car on Saturday night. I would always ask him for it. Even though he knew I wanted to use the car, never once did he give me the car unless I asked. In the Book of James it tells us that we have not because we ask not.

Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

It’s as simple as asking.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that visitors to the church will sense the love and compassion of Christ, expressed through every member of the congregation.


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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Wow, 805 is extremely high! You were probably even more weak than Don was. He's gaining a little more strength every day. He's continuing to check his sugar.
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I have heard long drawn out prayers that didn't touch my heart at all.

There is a man in our church who is probably praying from deep in his heart. It sure seems that way to me. The last time I heard him pray I realized his words touched my heart. I don't mean it was a beautiful prayer....the other long drawn out prayer would be more so.

One of the most beautiful prayers I've ever heard was when my Uncle asked Jesus to come into his heart and life. Right after that he said, please....and I believe his words (especially the word "please" came from his heart.

Thank you so much Herb.





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Glad to hear the good news -- Years ago I was not watching my sugar and it got to 805. I spent 5 days in the hospital trying to get it down. Need to keep check on that sugar.

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April 06 - -That they shall be heard for their much speaking

Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

“Do not use vain repetitions”. Once I listened to a person pray a prayer that lasted over thirty minutes and everything that they prayed could have said in a half a dozen words.

Our beautiful prayers do not impress God. Have you ever said, “I wish I could pray a prayer like Billy Bob, he prays such beautiful prayers. We do not impress God with our beautiful prayers. God looks at the prayer being prayed from the heart not the words coming from the mouth.

When I am in dire need of prayer I would rather have a child pray a broken prayer from the heart then someone praying a beautiful prayer from the flesh.

One of the most powerful prayers I ever heard prayed was prayed in three words. “Jesus help me”.

Just a thought

Today let us pray that Jesus will be at the center of every ministry, service, and event that takes place within the church and congregation.


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The doctor called and the blood test results showed nothing else other than his sugar level had gotten so high it made him very weak. He was told to monitor his sugar levels.
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I may have told you before...There have been lots of times I write to the Lord. I started doing that about a week ago, before I go to bed. It seems to be a good quiet time for me.

That's a good point...about praying for those in cars you happen to see. Recently when I was shopping I noticed many people seemed to be sad. I wish I could say I prayed for them at the time, but I didn't. But I will now.

Thank you Herb!!










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