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  • 16 Oct 2019
    Anxiety Ain't Fun by Max Lucado   Anxiety is a meteor shower of what-ifs. The sky is falling, and it’s falling disproportionately on you. Anxiety ain’t fun! One would think Christians would be exempt from worry but we are not. It’s enough to make us wonder if the apostle Paul was out of touch with reality when he wrote in Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing.”   Is that what he meant? Not exactly. He wrote the phrase in the present active tense—implying an ongoing state. “Don’t let anything in life leave you perpetually breathless and in angst.” The presence of anxiety is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional. Could you use some calm? Of course, you could. We all could! We all could use a word of comfort and God is ready to give it.   From: Anxious for Nothing
    3 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Anxiety Ain't Fun by Max Lucado   Anxiety is a meteor shower of what-ifs. The sky is falling, and it’s falling disproportionately on you. Anxiety ain’t fun! One would think Christians would be exempt from worry but we are not. It’s enough to make us wonder if the apostle Paul was out of touch with reality when he wrote in Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing.”   Is that what he meant? Not exactly. He wrote the phrase in the present active tense—implying an ongoing state. “Don’t let anything in life leave you perpetually breathless and in angst.” The presence of anxiety is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional. Could you use some calm? Of course, you could. We all could! We all could use a word of comfort and God is ready to give it.   From: Anxious for Nothing
    Oct 16, 2019 3
  • 16 Oct 2019
    The Lesson Of The Chicken Sandwich Wednesday, October 16, 2019 We were on a mission to an impoverished country. The heat was sweltering. There was no air conditioning, barely any electricity, and no clean water, yet everyone was fine with it. We knew we were on a mission – not to get – but to give. On the way back, we missed our flight and were put in a hotel and given a free meal so everyone ordered. When our dinner was served, someone noticed that the restaurant had gotten their order wrong. They were upset that their chicken sandwich came with extra cheese when they didn’t order cheese. Just a few hours before we would’ve been happy to have had clean water. If you live expecting to be served by this world, then you’ll always be unhappy. But if you live your life as one whose life is to serve and bless this world – without expecting to get – then everything you do get in this life is a gift and an extra blessing. So live your life as a servant of God, a heavenly visitor on a mission to this world – and you’ll never lose your joy over a slice of extra cheese. From Message #1385 - The Best   Scripture: Mark 9:35   TODAY'S MISSION - Today, thank God for all your blessings and set your heart, not on receiving, but on serving, and giving of the blessings from heaven.   Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
    6 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • The Lesson Of The Chicken Sandwich Wednesday, October 16, 2019 We were on a mission to an impoverished country. The heat was sweltering. There was no air conditioning, barely any electricity, and no clean water, yet everyone was fine with it. We knew we were on a mission – not to get – but to give. On the way back, we missed our flight and were put in a hotel and given a free meal so everyone ordered. When our dinner was served, someone noticed that the restaurant had gotten their order wrong. They were upset that their chicken sandwich came with extra cheese when they didn’t order cheese. Just a few hours before we would’ve been happy to have had clean water. If you live expecting to be served by this world, then you’ll always be unhappy. But if you live your life as one whose life is to serve and bless this world – without expecting to get – then everything you do get in this life is a gift and an extra blessing. So live your life as a servant of God, a heavenly visitor on a mission to this world – and you’ll never lose your joy over a slice of extra cheese. From Message #1385 - The Best   Scripture: Mark 9:35   TODAY'S MISSION - Today, thank God for all your blessings and set your heart, not on receiving, but on serving, and giving of the blessings from heaven.   Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
    Oct 16, 2019 6
  • 16 Oct 2019
    Daily Scripture & Reflection But you, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me. Psalm 22:19   A Time to Think Sometimes hope seems as unreal as the angel beside you. But both are there. –Author Unknown   A Time to Act Live with admiration, hope, and love.   A Time to Pray Father, give me goals that stretch my hope to match Your might.
    12 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Daily Scripture & Reflection But you, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me. Psalm 22:19   A Time to Think Sometimes hope seems as unreal as the angel beside you. But both are there. –Author Unknown   A Time to Act Live with admiration, hope, and love.   A Time to Pray Father, give me goals that stretch my hope to match Your might.
    Oct 16, 2019 12
  • 16 Oct 2019
    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   When I remember the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis, I realize how You want so much more for me than I could ever dream.   I also see how You can turn what others intend for evil into what You intend for good.   Just as Joseph proclaimed to his brothers...   But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:20   Please bring this to my mind whenever I'm feeling doubt and confusion; whenever I'm feeling oppressed and alone; whenever I'm feeling unjustly treated.   I pray that I will always allow You to do Your work and that I will not interfere with Your good plans for me.   Please give me strength and fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I can represent you well today.   Thank You, my loving Father in Heaven.   In Jesus' name, I pray,   Amen.
    3 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   When I remember the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis, I realize how You want so much more for me than I could ever dream.   I also see how You can turn what others intend for evil into what You intend for good.   Just as Joseph proclaimed to his brothers...   But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:20   Please bring this to my mind whenever I'm feeling doubt and confusion; whenever I'm feeling oppressed and alone; whenever I'm feeling unjustly treated.   I pray that I will always allow You to do Your work and that I will not interfere with Your good plans for me.   Please give me strength and fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I can represent you well today.   Thank You, my loving Father in Heaven.   In Jesus' name, I pray,   Amen.
    Oct 16, 2019 3
  • 16 Oct 2019
    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:20
    3 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:20
    Oct 16, 2019 3
  • 16 Oct 2019
      Share <!-- Sharingbutton Twitter -->   Tweet <!-- Sharingbutton E-Mail -->   E-Mail // <![CDATA[ $(document).ready(function () { var title = $('h1.normal-case'); var topBar = $('.top-bar-container'); if (title.length === 0 || topBar === 0) return; $(window).scroll(function () { if (isOnScreen(title)) { topBar.hide(); } else { topBar.show(); } }); $('.top-bar-container #BackToTop a').click(function () { $('html, body').animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, "slow"); }); }); function isOnScreen(object) { var win = $(window); var viewport = { top: win.scrollTop(), left: win.scrollLeft() }; viewport.right = viewport.left + win.width(); viewport.bottom = viewport.top + win.height(); var bounds = object.offset(); bounds.right = bounds.left + object.outerWidth(); bounds.bottom = bounds.top + object.outerHeight(); return (!(viewport.right < bounds.left || viewport.left > bounds.right || viewport.bottom < bounds.top || viewport.top > bounds.bottom)); }; // ]]>                 <!-- Brand and toggle get grouped for better mobile display -->       <!-- Collect the nav links, forms, and other content for toggling --> Devotionals COMING SOON: iBelieve Truth Women's Devotional Your Daily Prayer Crosswalk: The Devotional Your Daily Bible Verse Crosswalk Couples In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley Encouragement for Today Girlfriends in God UpWords, with Max Lucado SEE ALL DEVOTIONALS Faith Spiritual Life Biblical Encouragement for When You Feel Like Giving Up How to Know If Your Leap of Faith Is in God's Will   What Is the Difference between Pagan, Agnostic, and Atheist?   Why Doing More Does Not Make You More Important See also: Inspiring Quotes More Spiritual Life ► Bible Study What Does it Mean to Be Anointed?   12 Interesting Facts about Number 12 in the Bible   What Does the Number 3 Signify in the Bible?   4 Ways Science Proves the Bible to Be True More Bible Study ► Prayer 10 Prayers to Help You Exchange Fear and Anxiety for Peace   6 Beautiful Insights from Prayers of Women in the Bible   7 Ways Christians Pray Like Pharisees   Prayers for Comfort - Find Strength and Peace in Difficult Times More Prayer ► Women 4 Reasons to Make Time for Cooking   What to Do When Family Only Hurts You   5 Easy Ways to Supercharge Your Gratitude   6 Beautiful Insights from Prayers of Women in the Bible More Women ► Men Are Your Words Wounding or Healing?   What Is a Concubine? 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    4 Posted by Don Safford
  •   Share <!-- Sharingbutton Twitter -->   Tweet <!-- Sharingbutton E-Mail -->   E-Mail // <![CDATA[ $(document).ready(function () { var title = $('h1.normal-case'); var topBar = $('.top-bar-container'); if (title.length === 0 || topBar === 0) return; $(window).scroll(function () { if (isOnScreen(title)) { topBar.hide(); } else { topBar.show(); } }); $('.top-bar-container #BackToTop a').click(function () { $('html, body').animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, "slow"); }); }); function isOnScreen(object) { var win = $(window); var viewport = { top: win.scrollTop(), left: win.scrollLeft() }; viewport.right = viewport.left + win.width(); viewport.bottom = viewport.top + win.height(); var bounds = object.offset(); bounds.right = bounds.left + object.outerWidth(); bounds.bottom = bounds.top + object.outerHeight(); return (!(viewport.right < bounds.left || viewport.left > bounds.right || viewport.bottom < bounds.top || viewport.top > bounds.bottom)); }; // ]]>                 <!-- Brand and toggle get grouped for better mobile display -->       <!-- Collect the nav links, forms, and other content for toggling --> Devotionals COMING SOON: iBelieve Truth Women's Devotional Your Daily Prayer Crosswalk: The Devotional Your Daily Bible Verse Crosswalk Couples In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley Encouragement for Today Girlfriends in God UpWords, with Max Lucado SEE ALL DEVOTIONALS Faith Spiritual Life Biblical Encouragement for When You Feel Like Giving Up How to Know If Your Leap of Faith Is in God's Will   What Is the Difference between Pagan, Agnostic, and Atheist?   Why Doing More Does Not Make You More Important See also: Inspiring Quotes More Spiritual Life ► Bible Study What Does it Mean to Be Anointed?   12 Interesting Facts about Number 12 in the Bible   What Does the Number 3 Signify in the Bible?   4 Ways Science Proves the Bible to Be True More Bible Study ► Prayer 10 Prayers to Help You Exchange Fear and Anxiety for Peace   6 Beautiful Insights from Prayers of Women in the Bible   7 Ways Christians Pray Like Pharisees   Prayers for Comfort - Find Strength and Peace in Difficult Times More Prayer ► Women 4 Reasons to Make Time for Cooking   What to Do When Family Only Hurts You   5 Easy Ways to Supercharge Your Gratitude   6 Beautiful Insights from Prayers of Women in the Bible More Women ► Men Are Your Words Wounding or Healing?   What Is a Concubine? Why Did God Allow Men to Take Concubines in the Bible?   What Is the Biblical Definition of Manhood?   Confessions of an Angry Pastor More Men ► Seniors What Do Widows in the Bible Teach Us about Loss?   8 Things Grandparents Do That Secretly Drive Parents Crazy   How to Trust God with Your Grown Children   7 Empowering Ways to View ‘Aches and Pains’ from a Godly Perspective More Seniors ► Inspiring Quotes Family Marriage 5 Ways to Reconnect When Your Husband Feels More Like a Roommate than a Spouse   2 Guaranteed Ways to Make Your Hubby Feel Like a Hero   How God Can Use Even Devastating Divorce for Good   How to Use Conflict to Strengthen Your Marriage See also: Divorce and Remarriage, Engagement & Newlyweds, Relationships, Dr. David More Marriage ► Singles 5 Valuable Lessons I Learned from a 40 Day Fast   Should I Trust a Dream about Who I Will Marry?   Christian Dating - The Top 5 Myths and Misconceptions Singles Hear   7 Scriptures That Will Get You through Major Transition See also: Singles Advice More Singles ► Parenting 4 Certain Ways to Know You Enable Your Children   How to Fill Your Children's Hearts with Lasting Treasure   9 Questions that Will Tell You if You're Ready to Date   10 Things Every Teenage Girl Needs to Know See also: Kids, Single Parents, Grandparenting, New Parents, Teens More Parenting ► Homeschool What Does it Mean to Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go?   10 Benefits of Family Prayer Time   8 Common Myths About Homeschooling in High School   15 Tips for New Homeschool Parents See also: Getting Started with Homeschool, Homeschooling Encouragement, Homeschool Resources, High School, Unit Studies More Homeschool ► Career How to Find Roles That Fit Your God-Given Strengths   A Prayer for Employment   3 Biblical Reasons to Get the Sleep You Need   What Does it Mean to Glorify God? More Career ► Finances Why Money Management Matters   It’s Official: Most Christians Are Currently in Debt   Can God Use Debt To Improve Your Relationships?   How to Help Your Teen Avoid Student Loan Debt See also: The Finicity Finance Tip of the Day, Financial Planning, Debt, Budget More Finances ► Church Pastors / Leadership 9 Essential Qualities of a Godly Leader   Lessons from 3 Biblical Leaders on How to Leave a Godly Legacy   How Should Pastors Speak Up about Gun Violence?   Can Women Be Pastors? The Ordination of Women to Pastoral Ministry See also: Ask Roger More Pastors / Leadership ► Ask Roger How Do I Honor God with My Money?   Does the Bible Address Climate Change?   Will We Have Memories of Unsaved Family and Friends in Heaven?   Why Should We Earn Crowns for Heaven? More Ask Roger ► Worship 4 Life-Changing Ways to Turn Mourning into Worship   6 Ways to Make Sure It's Worship, Not Performance   What Does it Look Like to 'Worship While You Wait?'   True Life Lesson from Tenth Avenue North: God Doesn’t Need You. He Just Wants You. More Worship ► Giving 10 Examples of Generosity in the Bible and How to Follow Them   The 7 Best Gift Ideas for Pastor Appreciation Month   Young Photographer Shines Light on Homelessness to Save Lives   What Can We Expect When We Give to the Lord? More Giving ► Youth Ministry Young Photographer Shines Light on Homelessness to Save Lives   5 Signs of Potential Suicide Christians Need to Recognize   Beyond Games: What Makes Youth Stay in Community at Church?   Why the Fire Leaves Your Youth Group and How to Get it Back More Youth Ministry ► News & Culture Top Headlines Movies
    Oct 16, 2019 4
  • 26 Dec 2016
    Romans 12:2 (KJV) 2 And 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.
    219949 Posted by CINDY T
  • By CINDY T
    Romans 12:2 (KJV) 2 And 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.
    Dec 26, 2016 219949
  • 23 Jul 2016
    Once again, I have had several instances of a recurring theme show up, getting my attention. In this case it revolves around a shoe. You see, ever since I broke my leg, the time I spent recovering and healing, I found myself truly diving into Gods word for solace and comfort. I also spent a great deal of time painting, (although the paint was digital, just me and my iPad) I was playing around one day and just happened to start a free-form painting, something that looked like a woman's high heel shoe emerged, so I went with it. It came out fantastic, it pleased me so much, that it became the first in a series of shoes. I thought later on about it that perhaps it was because I was injured and desirous of being able to return to such attire (which seemed really far off, if ever at all).LOLRolling ahead, I've recovered, but keep painting my fancy shoes amongst other works of art. Incidentally, over over the last few weeks, I've been drawn to several passages in the Bible, all of which revolve around a shoe or shoes. I watched the movie, the Story of Ruth from the Bible, (Ruth 4:7) who became the wife of Boaz, (the Great Grandparents of David) I read about Moses being instructed to remove his shoes, as he was standing on Holy ground (Exodus 3:5) and the same thing for Joshua (Joshua 5: 14-15). Further research uncovered yet other mention of shoes, such as (Amos 2:6) which refers to Joseph, who was sold by his brothers into slavery! (which speaks to the injustices of this world, those who sit in high places who have dominion and power, supposing to be in good standing, who are not)Every account mentioned above, has different meanings, different connotations attached, one meant concession (forfeiting their possession or rights thereto) another meant humbleness, in standing before God and yet another stood for symbolism of an injustice (where money, possession and power were favored over the kinship of blood and brotherhood). So what is the underlying unifying theme to all of this. It is obedience, obtaining it, remaining in it or the lack of it!I think of a baby, walking around with no shoes, barefoot and it conjures up thoughts of trust, being carefree and cared for. God wants us in spirit to be barefoot to Him, like a baby. We see the loss of a shoe, as symbolic, this applies to anything you might have lost in your life; if it's yours and meant for you, worn by you, what use is it to anyone else?! In all honesty those that take from others will find that their spoils are as useful as one shoe, in other words useless! That which is taken from us wrongfully, will surely have to be returned or counted to us for restitution. Then we have the conscious and intentional forfeit, isn't that a picture of dying to this world for the gain of Christ Jesus?! Having the Lord dwell within us, shouldn't we allow Him to fill our shoes? To order our footsteps and keep us on that path?! Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Gospel! Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! I hope that gives you some new insights on the significance of walking with the Lord and staying in step with the rhythm of obedience! Have a Blessed week!Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over the family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord. let our footsteps always be in proper alignment. Keep us on the path to attaining Your righteousness, go before us in all things preparing the way. Help us to stand strong in Your will and walk swiftly away from anything that is not pleasing to You. Steady us in our endeavors and bless us as we carry out your commands in this life as well as the one promised to us, which is coming soon! In Jesus Yehushua Mighty name, we pray amen!Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;Joshua 5: 14-15 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Ruth4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.Isaiah 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® NOW on Podcast!http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_monday_message_by_susanmarie_z The Monday Message Blogwww.TheMondayMorningMessage.comThe Monday Message of FBhttps://www.facebook.com/MondayMorningMessageThe Eternal Body Of Christ on FBhttps://www.facebook.com/TheEternalBodyOfChrist
    34133 Posted by Susan Marie
  • Once again, I have had several instances of a recurring theme show up, getting my attention. In this case it revolves around a shoe. You see, ever since I broke my leg, the time I spent recovering and healing, I found myself truly diving into Gods word for solace and comfort. I also spent a great deal of time painting, (although the paint was digital, just me and my iPad) I was playing around one day and just happened to start a free-form painting, something that looked like a woman's high heel shoe emerged, so I went with it. It came out fantastic, it pleased me so much, that it became the first in a series of shoes. I thought later on about it that perhaps it was because I was injured and desirous of being able to return to such attire (which seemed really far off, if ever at all).LOLRolling ahead, I've recovered, but keep painting my fancy shoes amongst other works of art. Incidentally, over over the last few weeks, I've been drawn to several passages in the Bible, all of which revolve around a shoe or shoes. I watched the movie, the Story of Ruth from the Bible, (Ruth 4:7) who became the wife of Boaz, (the Great Grandparents of David) I read about Moses being instructed to remove his shoes, as he was standing on Holy ground (Exodus 3:5) and the same thing for Joshua (Joshua 5: 14-15). Further research uncovered yet other mention of shoes, such as (Amos 2:6) which refers to Joseph, who was sold by his brothers into slavery! (which speaks to the injustices of this world, those who sit in high places who have dominion and power, supposing to be in good standing, who are not)Every account mentioned above, has different meanings, different connotations attached, one meant concession (forfeiting their possession or rights thereto) another meant humbleness, in standing before God and yet another stood for symbolism of an injustice (where money, possession and power were favored over the kinship of blood and brotherhood). So what is the underlying unifying theme to all of this. It is obedience, obtaining it, remaining in it or the lack of it!I think of a baby, walking around with no shoes, barefoot and it conjures up thoughts of trust, being carefree and cared for. God wants us in spirit to be barefoot to Him, like a baby. We see the loss of a shoe, as symbolic, this applies to anything you might have lost in your life; if it's yours and meant for you, worn by you, what use is it to anyone else?! In all honesty those that take from others will find that their spoils are as useful as one shoe, in other words useless! That which is taken from us wrongfully, will surely have to be returned or counted to us for restitution. Then we have the conscious and intentional forfeit, isn't that a picture of dying to this world for the gain of Christ Jesus?! Having the Lord dwell within us, shouldn't we allow Him to fill our shoes? To order our footsteps and keep us on that path?! Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Gospel! Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! I hope that gives you some new insights on the significance of walking with the Lord and staying in step with the rhythm of obedience! Have a Blessed week!Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over the family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord. let our footsteps always be in proper alignment. Keep us on the path to attaining Your righteousness, go before us in all things preparing the way. Help us to stand strong in Your will and walk swiftly away from anything that is not pleasing to You. Steady us in our endeavors and bless us as we carry out your commands in this life as well as the one promised to us, which is coming soon! In Jesus Yehushua Mighty name, we pray amen!Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;Joshua 5: 14-15 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Ruth4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.Isaiah 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® NOW on Podcast!http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_monday_message_by_susanmarie_z The Monday Message Blogwww.TheMondayMorningMessage.comThe Monday Message of FBhttps://www.facebook.com/MondayMorningMessageThe Eternal Body Of Christ on FBhttps://www.facebook.com/TheEternalBodyOfChrist
    Jul 23, 2016 34133
  • 07 Apr 2019
    What Makes Christianity Different? By Billy Graham   •   April 7 Share22K+ Tweet Home Daily Devotion What Makes Christianity Different? He is not here, but is risen.—Luke 24:6 Something distinguishes Christianity from all the religions of the world. Not only does it carry the truth of the redemption, by the death of our Savior for our sins on the cross, but it carries the fact that Christ rose again. Only the Christian faith claims that its Leader died and rose again and is alive at this moment. Many gravestones carry the inscription, “Here lies . . . ,” but on Christ’s tomb are emblazoned the words, “He is not here.” Christianity has no shrines to visit, no dusty remains to venerate, no tombs at which to worship. Many good men have lived, and still live, in the memory of those who knew them, but there is only one Man who conquered death—Jesus Christ—and He will live forever. Listen to Billy Graham explain the resurrection in one minute. Prayer for the day The account of Your resurrection never ceases to bring me joy, Lord Jesus.
    33054 Posted by Don Safford
  • What Makes Christianity Different? By Billy Graham   •   April 7 Share22K+ Tweet Home Daily Devotion What Makes Christianity Different? He is not here, but is risen.—Luke 24:6 Something distinguishes Christianity from all the religions of the world. Not only does it carry the truth of the redemption, by the death of our Savior for our sins on the cross, but it carries the fact that Christ rose again. Only the Christian faith claims that its Leader died and rose again and is alive at this moment. Many gravestones carry the inscription, “Here lies . . . ,” but on Christ’s tomb are emblazoned the words, “He is not here.” Christianity has no shrines to visit, no dusty remains to venerate, no tombs at which to worship. Many good men have lived, and still live, in the memory of those who knew them, but there is only one Man who conquered death—Jesus Christ—and He will live forever. Listen to Billy Graham explain the resurrection in one minute. Prayer for the day The account of Your resurrection never ceases to bring me joy, Lord Jesus.
    Apr 07, 2019 33054
  • 27 Aug 2016
    God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
    19855 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
    Aug 27, 2016 19855
  • 12 Jan 2017
      "Being  a Chrsitian is more than a  instantaneous conversation it is a daily process '' Billy Graham, " This song should be our prayer to be more like Jesus .................... More Like You More like you, Jesus, more like you Fill my heart with your desire To make me more like you More like you, Jesus, more like you Touch my lips with Holy fire And make me more like you Lord you are my mercy Lord you are my grace All my deepest sins Have forever been erased Draw me in your presence Lead me in your ways I long to bring you glory In righteousness and praise Lord you are compassion And never ending love For you have redeemed me By your priceless blood Create in me a clean heart A spirit that is new The joy of my salvation Is only found in you! 
    18767 Posted by CINDY T
  • By CINDY T
      "Being  a Chrsitian is more than a  instantaneous conversation it is a daily process '' Billy Graham, " This song should be our prayer to be more like Jesus .................... More Like You More like you, Jesus, more like you Fill my heart with your desire To make me more like you More like you, Jesus, more like you Touch my lips with Holy fire And make me more like you Lord you are my mercy Lord you are my grace All my deepest sins Have forever been erased Draw me in your presence Lead me in your ways I long to bring you glory In righteousness and praise Lord you are compassion And never ending love For you have redeemed me By your priceless blood Create in me a clean heart A spirit that is new The joy of my salvation Is only found in you! 
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  • 14 Feb 2017
    Love Has to Grow Joni Eareckson Tada, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” -1 Corinthians 13:4, 6-7 Love must grow. It can’t stand still, and it certainly cannot go backward. Love must flourish or else it withers and dies. In fact, growth in a relationship is very much like growth in a tree or flower. If a flower doesn’t bloom, if a tree doesn’t sprout leaves, it signals a problem. Our love for the Lord Jesus is also a living thing. We are intimately united with Him in His body. Remember, love between you and your Lord, like anything that lives, must grow. Just think 1 Corinthians 13 is how God feels about you! We can always come up with good excuses as to why our relationships do not progress and increase in love. But instead of blaming others, ask yourself a couple of direct questions about love. Do I protect my loved one’s reputation? Are my expectations unrealistic? Do I pray committedly? Does my love cover a multitude of the other’s sins? Do I keep Christ at the center of our relationship? Lord, help me to be patient and kind toward others. Help me not to envy those who seem to be enjoying tremendous progress and increase in their marriages. Help me not to boast when I’m right, or be proud when others are wrong. Help me not to be rude to my husband… wife… or friend. I don’t want my love to be self-seeking, or easily angered. And, Lord, convict me if I start keeping a record of wrongs, for I desire that my love will always rejoice with the truth. Help me to have faith, hope, and love ever increasing, ever growing. Taken from Diamonds in the Dust. © 1993 by Joni Eareckson Tada.
    5120 Posted by CINDY T
  • By CINDY T
    Love Has to Grow Joni Eareckson Tada, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” -1 Corinthians 13:4, 6-7 Love must grow. It can’t stand still, and it certainly cannot go backward. Love must flourish or else it withers and dies. In fact, growth in a relationship is very much like growth in a tree or flower. If a flower doesn’t bloom, if a tree doesn’t sprout leaves, it signals a problem. Our love for the Lord Jesus is also a living thing. We are intimately united with Him in His body. Remember, love between you and your Lord, like anything that lives, must grow. Just think 1 Corinthians 13 is how God feels about you! We can always come up with good excuses as to why our relationships do not progress and increase in love. But instead of blaming others, ask yourself a couple of direct questions about love. Do I protect my loved one’s reputation? Are my expectations unrealistic? Do I pray committedly? Does my love cover a multitude of the other’s sins? Do I keep Christ at the center of our relationship? Lord, help me to be patient and kind toward others. Help me not to envy those who seem to be enjoying tremendous progress and increase in their marriages. Help me not to boast when I’m right, or be proud when others are wrong. Help me not to be rude to my husband… wife… or friend. I don’t want my love to be self-seeking, or easily angered. And, Lord, convict me if I start keeping a record of wrongs, for I desire that my love will always rejoice with the truth. Help me to have faith, hope, and love ever increasing, ever growing. Taken from Diamonds in the Dust. © 1993 by Joni Eareckson Tada.
    Feb 14, 2017 5120